Episode 1079: Le Drop, Sexton Transcends, Irish Flaws, Super Bowl Celebrations in Philly
With the clock entering the 83rd minute, things were looking extraordinarily bleak for Ireland. And then, from 42 metres out, with one swing of his right boot, Johnny Sexton reignited Ireland’s Championship hopes and gave us a memory to savour from week one of the 2018 Six Nations.
Relive all the drama on @3eIreland at 11pm. #TV3RUGBY #FRAvIRL #itsspinning pic.twitter.com/fTnOk38rVo
— TV3 (@TV3Ireland) February 3, 2018
Denis Hickie and Shane Horgan were just as impressed as the rest of us by Sexton’s steely resolve in the dying moments, and were mightily relieved that his piece of magic gives us the chance to work on the deficiencies in our game that so nearly cost us dear.
A 50-50 ball with the match on the line….???????????? #FRAvIRE pic.twitter.com/U0Wb7Xg1g9
— Munster Rugby (@Munsterrugby) February 3, 2018
Gerry Thornley of The Irish Times is still in Paris and gives us a flavour of the French reaction.
?????????? La haie d’honneur des Bleus à leurs adversaires Irlandais #EspritRugby #FRAIRL pic.twitter.com/Hiq7fdXXrZ
— FF Rugby (@FFRugby) February 3, 2018
There’s also drop goal hipsters, police scanner highlights as Philadelphia celebrate their first Super Bowl win, and HIA shenanigans.
Here are the craziest things heard on the Philadelphia police scanner as Eagles fans celebrated their first Super Bowl title https://t.co/cYPp9pvuGW
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 5, 2018
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Larry Nassar’s US Gymnastics victims have spoken eloquently and bravely in court in Michigan over the last 2 weeks – the sort of justice long denied the alleged victims of Irish swim coach George Gibney. Today’s show with @MOSullivanTD and Justine McCarthy https://t.co/QyVrJQ4jzS pic.twitter.com/UQE41LxA5D
— Second Captains (@SecondCaptains) February 2, 2018