Episode 943: Dublin Mayo Dream, RIP The Blanket, McGregor Divides The Land
For the second year in a row, it’s Dublin against Mayo in the All-Ireland football final and in truth, after this weekend, there’s no argument – they’re the two best teams in the country, and the two most likely to provide a dream final.
We ask Mike Quirke if Jim Gavin is underrated, and he gives us the downbeat reaction from Kerry as they were out-thought, out-fought and out-played by Mayo on Saturday. Meanwhile Oisin McConville is purring at the thought of a brilliant Dublin display, and the imminent demise of the blanket defence.
Eight Ulster teams got hidings in the 2017 Championship. So what is the blanket defence for? Time for a rethink.https://t.co/96jclbcoDx
— Malachy Clerkin (@MalachyClerkin) August 28, 2017
Ken Early is finding his way back from his home-away-from-home at the Howard Johnson Motel on Tropicana Avenue in Las Vegas, but not before he spoke to Declan Taylor of the Hayters News Agency about McGregor’s next move.
hey @paulmcgrath5 they are thinking of you in vegas pic.twitter.com/zNm2RbgHy8
— Ken Early (@kenearlys) August 25, 2017
We discuss why we all saw pretty much what we wanted to see from Vegas on Saturday night, why McGregor still divides the country, and why we don’t have the luxury of indifference towards him.
Most-read right now: Ken Early – Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) remains the man for all seasons https://t.co/IY8HJYQwsO
— Irish Times Sport (@IrishTimesSport) August 28, 2017
Plus we find out what makes Eoin weep, what Gaelic football could become, and Sean Cavanagh’s big chest.
So… #MayweatherMcGregor is over. Do we get to see Mystic Mac VS Magic Man now? #McGregorMalignaggi #ReleaseTheRounds #DanaSpielberg pic.twitter.com/KUAu45PZyp
— #OTTxEVRBDY (@OTTxEVRBDY) August 28, 2017
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