Episode 1438: FAI Statement Sets The Scene For A Nervy Wednesday, Westmeath’s PhD-Writing, League Final-Winning Talisman, Ireland Finally Embraces 7s
It has been a banner few weeks for FAI statements, with each one more dramatic than the last. Today’s edition featured confirmation that John Delaney would indeed appear at the Oireachtas committee hearing on Wednesday, and a tantalising suggestion that the FAI board were not quite as up to speed on matters relating to the €100,000 bridging loan as had been previously suggested.
This part of the FAI statement, about the board’s “level of awareness” jumps out: pic.twitter.com/7PPLw2UxTG
— Jack Horgan-Jones (@JackHoJo) April 8, 2019
John Heslin has been a part of Westmeath football for a while now, so he knows better than most of the crazy yo-yoing that Westmeath have done in the football league – of the last 12 years, 10 of them have finished with them either getting promoted or relegated. They won promotion from Division 3 this year, and finished it off with a league final win over Laois on Saturday, and John joins us on the show.
Matt Williams tells us how excited he is about the arrival of the Irish 7s team on to the main circuit for the 2020 season after their victory in Hong Kong this weekend plus there’s PhDs and football, Rory McIlroy, Becky Lynch and ‘real’ sports.
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.@knbrmurph tells us about the retirement of Rob Gronkowski, loveable meat-head, and we offer our career obituaries to the definitely-also-retired former UFC fighter Conor McGregor, who we say again IS NOW RETIRED ????
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The Grand National used to be the one day every year when even non-horseracing fans paid strict attention. @MalachyClerkin joins us for a brilliant chat about betting companies, winning, the Celtic Tiger, and Tiger Roll.https://t.co/e2P8DPXTKz pic.twitter.com/QxNttiFJUl
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