Episode 1455: Marathon Mo Farah/Haile Gebrselassie Beef, Conor Murray Injury Update
Mo Farah was *very* anxious to talk about his travails in an Ethiopian hotel at a press conference ahead of the London Marathon last week – but that decision appears to have backfired rather spectacularly, as that set in chain a series of events that led to the owner of that hotel, Ethiopian athletic legend Haile Gebrselassie, unleashing a volley of abuse back.
Ewan MacKenna questioned Mo Farah about his connections to disgraced doping coach Jama Aden at the Rio Olympics in 2014, and Ewan is on the show today to talk about Gebrselassie’s allegation that the reason for their initial falling-out had to do with Aden… and why Farah’s media missteps are nothing new.
Gerry Thornley is in studio to talk about the weekend’s Interpros, Conor Murray’s injury all-clear, and Ireland’s new scrum coach.
Plus there’s an I-told-you-so moment for Eoin, ‘rugby players dropping a ball over the try line’ having a serious moment in 2019, John Fogarty’s new job, and the tug-of-war for Troy Parrott’s affections.
Troy Parrott not in Ireland U-17 Euro squad but talks with Tottenham continuinghttps://t.co/vWyqgA0Bv2 pic.twitter.com/SBi2VwepnJ
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Republic of Ireland Under-17 Manager Colin O’Brien is in studio to chat about reaching two European Championship quarter-finals in two years, the great penalty scandal of our time, and whether there is really a distinct Irish footballing identity: https://t.co/zJO4nvNRy6 pic.twitter.com/LzW0s4Um1U
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What the hell was going on at BT Sport on Saturday? We discuss the Billy Vunipola Appreciation Society… and the seriously ill-advised pitch invader https://t.co/1iYSX7ks3G pic.twitter.com/PYu4fOi1ac
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