Episode 1185: Goalkeepers’ Game Done Changed, US Murph On The Catch, Friendship, The Changing Face Of San Francisco
All of a sudden, the position of goalkeeper in Gaelic football is akin to an NFL quarter-back – today we speak to one of the nation’s top practitioners, Shaun Patton of Donegal.
Shaun Patton’s taken to Gaelic football like a duck to water, securing the number one shirt for Donegal. His performance against Derry was as close to perfection as he might ever achieve. Keeps all his stats on his own performances #GAA ????https://t.co/WaypDqfOzC
— Cahair O’Kane (@CahairOKane1) June 10, 2018
In an inter-county career spanning just 7 games, he’s already made a name for himself as an extremely accurate kick-out taker, and a brilliant shot-stopper. We talk about an unsatisfactory end to his League of Ireland career, and why he’s loving playing for one of the form sides in the championship.
US Murph tells us about the sad death, and wonderful life of his friend Dwight Clark, the man whose catch in the 1981 NFC Championship game against the Dallas Cowboys launched a 15-year period of dominance for his beloved San Francisco 49ers and changed the city’s relationship with its team.
Plus there’s the littlest hobo, Oisin McConville’s little black book of Ulster football, Vin Scully, Eoin denies he’s a wedding DJ, and the international language of soccer swearing.
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