Episode 1206: Donegal Cry Foul, Dublin’s Croker Home Advantage, Tyrone Try To Try, Rating Raheem, Ken Keeps Movin’ On
For many people, World Cup rest-days are a time when you can re-connect with family and friends, a chance to mend fences, and generally act like an ordinary human being again. Or, if you’re Murph, it’s a time to double-screen u-21 hurling games at 7.30pm in the middle of a heatwave.
World Cup withdrawal symptoms being offset by double-screening u-21 hurling games pic.twitter.com/3i5tgMSpHD
— Ciarán Murphy (@saveciaranmurph) July 4, 2018
And the GAA is our World Cup methadone today, as we discuss Donegal’s decision to query just why Dublin have two home games in the Super 8s, when everyone else only gets one. And surely Jim Gavin will see the light and help Donegal out on this one?
Ciarán Murphy: Idea of fairness tarnished by Donegal-Dublin situation https://t.co/AXKWDox8Lj
— Irish Times Sport (@IrishTimesSport) July 4, 2018
????Decision to gift Dublin two games at Croke Park & everyone else one- is unfair
? Saturday night, 7pm & the distance Donegal have to travel is unfair.
Malin head-Dublin 3.55min
Super 8’s should be fair. They’re not.
Donegal are right to fight this pic.twitter.com/vh2UBuuyZ6
— Thomas Niblock (@thomasniblock) July 3, 2018
We also look ahead to the Round 4 qualifiers this week, which will decide the final makeup of the last 8, why Cork will react but it won’t be enough, and why Tyrone are trying to try to change.
Watch: Cork V Tyrone and Fermanagh V Kildare in the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 4 matches.
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? Stay up to date here ???? https://t.co/L2qzCLqDKq #GAA #SkySports pic.twitter.com/9xByejWjpy
— Sky Sports GAA (@SkySportsGAA) July 3, 2018
Ken reports live from Nizhny Novgorod, where he is attending France/Uruguay tomorrow, and while he’s there he explains what Uruguay baby football is like, how the media works, and why so many people are surprised that Gareth has done his homework.
Goodness me. After tonight, this is the Daily Mail sport headline? https://t.co/qX2bDeDSv4
— John Myers (@johnmyersteam) July 3, 2018
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