Episode 1328: Irish Sporting Managerial Merry-Go-Round – Schmidt Out, Farrell In, Stephen Kenny In (In A Couple of Years)
It’s been a crazy week of managerial in’s and out’s, and in the midst of Mick McCarthy’s arrival, we get the sad news that we have to say goodbye to Joe Schmidt after next year’s World Cup.
Breaking News: Joe Schmidt to finish coaching after RWC2019. Andy Farrell will become head coach after that tournament. #IrishRugby #ShoulderToShoulder #TeamOfUs pic.twitter.com/aBAU6RxhWH
— Irish Rugby (@IrishRugby) November 26, 2018
Shane Horgan and Gerry Thornley give us the run-down on the ridiculously out-sized impact that Joe Schmidt has had on Irish rugby, and their reaction to the news that we aren’t losing him to another job, but that he has retired from coaching altogether.
Will Irish rugby fall off a cliff once he’s gone? Will Joe stay away from rugby forever after? How well suited is Andy Farrell to the main job? And will any of this impact Ireland’s chances at RWC 2019?
(Football at 36.40 minutes) And as the news continues to pour in from the FAI, Ken reports from Stephen Kenny’s press conference this afternoon, as he articulates his exciting vision for the future of Irish football.
‘It’s already been decided’ – Stephen Kenny to get senior job despite any success Mick McCarthy might bring. pic.twitter.com/OIePZpfZzW
— The42.ie (@The42_ie) November 26, 2018
Ken’s relentless optimism throws Eoin and Murph, we count our awards after the World Rugby baubles were handed out last night, and Eoin struggles to tell his Andy Farrells from his Robbie Keanes by the end of a hectic 72 hours.
Congratulations to Johnny Sexton, who has won the World Rugby Men’s 15s Player of the Year 2018 award in association with @Mastercard #WorldRugbyAwards pic.twitter.com/eYOWaKLJ0o
— World Rugby (@WorldRugby) November 25, 2018
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This unfamiliar feeling….is it optimism?
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