Episode 886: Big Dan Shanahan, Bouncing Back, When We Were (Cricket) Kings, Vanity Plates
Dan Shanahan is one of the most instantly recognisable figures in hurling – even now, 7 years after his retirement. After a career slaloming in to score stunning goals for Waterford, he’s spent the last 3 years patrolling the sideline alongside team manager Derek McGrath.
He joins us on the line to discuss Waterford’s crushing disappointment after the Munster semi-final loss to Cork on Sunday, his conversation with a Cork fan in the immediate aftermath of the final whistle, and whether Waterford’s new backroom team will consider calling in the hot young prospect from Lismore who scored 4 goals in a recent club championship game… a Mr. Dan Shanahan.
And with Ireland on the verge of becoming a full test nation in cricket tomorrow, we talk to historian Mark Duncan about a time when cricket was the most popular sport in Ireland and look at the viability of cricket becoming a mainstream sport here once again.
Plus there’s Damien Duff and Richie Sadlier on their vanity plates ahead of their Players Chair chat tomorrow, sliding doors, and the hated ‘West Brits’.
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