Episode 1225: Eamon Dunphy TV Pundit, Gaelic Sunday – A Day When The GAA Defied The British Army, Cork Limerick, Irish Hockey Defeats Billions
We discuss Eamon Dunphy’s TV punditry career, as he steps away from RTE. How brave was he, has he a point about the keyboard warriors, and has the pundit’s power waned?
Piece on Eamon Dunphy who was right about a lot while being wrong about everything – https://t.co/kudOywvaCV
— Dion Fanning (@dionfanning) July 26, 2018
When Irish football needed a strong voice, the highest profile pundit was pitifully weak and picked on the easy targets. A piece on why Eamon Dunphy’s departure is good news https://t.co/I1RJYxs6Pn
— Daniel McDonnell (@McDonnellDan) July 26, 2018
Mary Hannigan: Eamon Dunphy was showbiz, baby, and now we could die of boredom https://t.co/yp0qk0RvsX
— Irish Times Sport (@IrishTimesSport) July 26, 2018
It’s been a pretty rough few weeks for the GAA, with the Liam Miller controversy continuing to rumble on. But next week is the centenary of a remarkable moment in the association’s history, when they defied an effective ban on the playing of games.
On August 4th 1918, 54,000 people played our Games on a day of National defiance. It will be forever remembered as Gaelic Sunday! #GaelicSunday pic.twitter.com/9hxfwVAobE
— The GAA (@officialgaa) July 23, 2018
A lot of chat on the Liam Miller match issue, few better pieces that Gerard O’Kane’s column in today’s Gaelic Life. A very measured analysis. #GAA pic.twitter.com/pShkjp5Kyk
— Niall McCoy (@McCoyNiall) July 26, 2018
In July 1918, British Authorities attempted a crackdown on GAA activities by insisting no matches could take place without prior written permission being sought and granted. The GAA not only objected, they decided to defy the order and hold a match in every parish in Ireland at precisely the same time – 3pm on Sunday 4th August.
A good pre-Gaelic Sunday yarn. This is what was going on at some GAA matches before Aug 4 1918. This from Banagher @Offaly_GAA @strynaghs @DuignanMichael pic.twitter.com/euEH5jzupX
— Michael Foley (@MickFoley76) July 26, 2018
Michael Foley of the Sunday Times, and author of the magisterial “The Bloodied Field”, tells us about a day when clubs around the country organised games in defiance of Dublin Castle, and 150,000 people came out in a show of the sort of ‘soft power’ the GAA themselves maybe didn’t realise they had.
Plus there’s a Churchillian call to arms for the Irish women’s hockey team from Rob Kearney, Bill Shankly on humans, and a Cavan con-man.
The good luck messages keep rolling in for @IreWomenHockey ahead of their World Cup match against India tomorrow at 2pm. Thanks @KearneyRob & @SoftCoGroup #GreenArmy #HWC2018 pic.twitter.com/dfJxDvoRQD
— Irish Hockey (@irishhockey) July 25, 2018
Bill Shanklys views on holliganism ???? pic.twitter.com/EBl15FRufo
— Transalpino (@transalpino) July 27, 2018
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