Episode 1245: Seamus Hickey On Limerick’s Extraordinary Homecoming, Scholes Annoys, The State Of Irish Boxing, Great Gatherings
So more than one in two of the entire population of the city and county of Limerick showed up to welcome home their victorious hurling team last night. That’s… pretty crazy.
We speak to 30-year old elder statesman Seamus Hickey about fatherhood, losing your place, contributing any way you can, and the sweet but surreal sensation of celebrating an All-Ireland title.
Irish boxing has had a pretty interesting last few days – TJ Doheny is our latest world champion as of last Thursday, while Paddy Barnes hit his first major setback in the professional ranks.
“May I send my warmest congratulations to TJ Doheny, on winning the IBF super bantamweight boxing title. His success will surely inspire other Irish boxers, as it will young people considering take up sports.”
— President of Ireland (@PresidentIRL) August 16, 2018
In a quiet hallway of Japan’s historical Korakuen Hall, newly-crowned IBF World champion @TjDoheny comes to grips with what he’s just accomplished. All the years of blood, sweat, tears, and hardships, finally paying off. pic.twitter.com/GRa1v37Fbk
— Mike Altamura (@mjaltamura) August 17, 2018
Gavan Casey of The 42 joins us to talk about Doheny’s unconventional rise to the top, the daunting road ahead for Barnes, the situation with MTK Global, the current state of the heavyweight division, and where Tyson Fury, after his win on Saturday night in Belfast, stands in all this.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 18, 2018
‘Paddy Barnes is in a world title fight tonight?!’
‘Typical media, no cover—‘
Let me stop you there.
— Gavan Casey (@GavanCasey) August 18, 2018
Plus there’s Paul Scholes annoying some more people, Rod Stewart on the Copacabana, the impossibility of a two-in-a-row for Limerick, and being baptised by Deontay Wilder.
Some people need to talk for fear of being forgotten. Paul Scholes wouldn’t recognize a leader if he was in front of Sir Winston Churchill. @paulpogba
— Mino Raiola (@MinoRaiola) August 21, 2018
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