Episode 1405: GAA’s Croker Problem Ain’t Going Away, League Fairytales, Ireland’s Redemption To Be Found At Shawshank
There are book discounts and “Catastrophe” t-shirts getting handed out like confetti on today’s show, but when we get down to business – GAA business – Oisin McConville and Malachy Clerkin are shocked to hear just who is at the pointy end of Murph’s ire this week.
Galway in the league – 14,000. Wicklow in the Leinster c’ship – 11,000. an all-ireland semi-final in your back yard, that you can travel to for a 3e bus ticket – 54,000. these are bad, bad numbers…
— Ciarán Murphy (@saveciaranmurph) February 26, 2019
Could it be that our western correspondent has taken agin’ one of the only 2 counties that has NEVER won a provincial title?
We discuss the Croke Park motion that was doomed to failure, Leitrim’s on-going league fairytale, a changing of tune among the lesser counties, and Mayo’s travails in Croker last Saturday night.
Stephen A Smith featured heavily on the show yesterday, but an eagle-eyed listener has an email which tells us our favourite bombastic US commentator may have a gift… but it’s not facts. Unbowed, we play another clip from the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers of sports television – Lavar Ball and Stephen A.
The Lakers STINK! They are contaminating Hollywood, DAMNIT! pic.twitter.com/VXELEqewx4
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) February 27, 2019
Plus there’s the pros and cons of being a worrier, Gatty’s vulnerable eyes, and – inspired by Gordon D’arcy – we pore over every sportsperson’s favourite movie “Shawshank Redemption” for possible next steps for Ireland’s rugby team.
Who would you like to see playing against France? https://t.co/ugGvgvG8fB
— Murray Kinsella (@Murray_Kinsella) February 26, 2019
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Are Celtic fans disgusted, or simply resigned, by the mid season departure of Brendan Rodgers?
Do trebles count for nothing anymore?
And is the football world trolling Ken?
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We demand an apology from Shane Horgan for mentioning the 2007 RWC on television (then ask him loads about the 2007 RWC)
Would fake smiles help Ireland’s cause? ????
And @saveciaranmurph has a solution for the France game…. it involves a hangover ????https://t.co/QCDPUTY5K9… pic.twitter.com/AqcaqpK8D7
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