The Irish women’s hockey team have a World Cup silver medal, but they had to wait until they arrived home for the ultimate honour that gets bestowed upon any successful Irish sports person….getting used as a PR tool by an opportunistic politician.

Anna O’Flanagan and Chloe Watkins celebrate with their silver medals ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Shane Ross announced a “windfall” of 1.5m that will go towards funding hockey, and lots of other sports. Further details on where exactly the money came from and where its going, is expected in the coming week. We chat about Shane Ross’ love for hockey, Wesley College, and the Kearney brothers.

We chat to one of the stars of the hockey World Cup and goalkeeper of the tournament, Ayeisha McFerran, about grace under fire, speed beating size, penalty shoot-out psychology, real smiles, and funding issues.

©INPHO/Joe Toth

Arguably the greatest hurling championship of them all has finally been whittled down to two teams; loveable Limerick and likeable Galway. Michael Duignan is in studio to discuss Joe Canning’s gripe and his brilliance, Clare’s choke and Limerick’s media duties.

©INPHO/Bryan Keane

Plus there’s Katie Taylor’s bizarre experience at the 2012 London Olympics, PhD pain, and modern hurling skills.


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