Episode 1119: Carlow Rising, Mayo’s Fuel, Player’s Tribune Goes Global
There aren’t many teams that can sit at a team meeting at the end of 2018 and say – “we achieved our ambition”. The All-Ireland champions of course, a provincial champion or two if they’ve come from nowhere… but not too many others.
Tears of joy, oh Lord, OH LORD what a day, what a day for our little County????????
Turlough, Stevie Poacher, every single last one of these players & management are so, so special HISTORY MAKERS 2018 #CARLOWRISING???????????????????????? pic.twitter.com/xe4CbsfvEB
— Carlow GAA (@Carlow_GAA) March 18, 2018
But already Carlow’s season is in clover because after 33 years, they’re finally free of Division 4. Ireland’s most likeable team have done the business with a game to spare, and inspirational centre-back Daniel St Ledger is in studio to talk to us about mission accomplished… and setting new, loftier goals already.
11th times the charm. ????????? pic.twitter.com/5gytg4GojN
— Daniel St Ledger (@DanStL89) March 18, 2018
Mike Quirke is on the line too to talk about Mayo’s bid to avoid the drop, the brilliant Tipperary footballers, and Murph’s future as a life-coach.
Joy unconfined as Carlow complete their mission in style https://t.co/9rxJWfHR0I
— Irish Times Sport (@IrishTimesSport) March 21, 2018
And there’s Waterford’s annexation of Carlow’s coastline, Eoin’s new potty mouth, a template for winning the Leinster Football Championship, and Ken tells us what the Player’s Tribune, and Jamie Heaslip’s new Sports Chronicle, are all about.
“In the end, football is a long trip. You win. You lose. You embarrass yourself. Hopefully, you grow from a boy to a man.”@3gerardpique, in his own words. https://t.co/hyzt2qF3Bm
— The Players’ Tribune (@PlayersTribune) March 22, 2018
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