Episode 1227: The Ascent Of Hurling, Limerick Refuse To Lose, Clare Can, Mullane’s Spotify
Hurling is no longer a sport, more a sneak preview of what the heavenly after-life will be like.
Murph is apparently still walking in a daze around Croke Park, so we get Ken’s thoughts on the sport of the Gods.
Is this a freakish year, or has the sport got better? Can Clare win the replay? Is there anything Limerick can’t do? And what’s on John Mullane’s Spotify playlist?
Clare’s All-Ireland winning captain from 2013 Patrick Donnellan, and Malachy Clerkin of The Irish Times talk to us about a magical weekend of action.
Fever Pitch, Seán Óg Ó hAilpín and not knowing when your chance will come again. Today’s column.https://t.co/Bqhf1Nbeb0
— Malachy Clerkin (@MalachyClerkin) July 30, 2018
Plus there’s weeping journos, Shane Dowling’s plea to fans, watching Clare in Clare, and VAR humans.
Sitting in Croke Park, tears streaming from eyes.
So many narrow definitions of what it is to be Irish.
But Christ almighty, this beautiful thing.
Oh, hurling, though art divine.
A visceral sense of identity, belonging, scream out loud joy.
The soul soars.#GAA #CorkVLimerick
— Roy Curtis (@RoyCurtis68) July 29, 2018
Good fun watching the hurling today in deepest West Clare #hurlingispopular pic.twitter.com/6uUZOvgWvl
— Eoin McDevitt (@EoinMcDevitt) July 29, 2018
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