Episode 1474: The Tragedy Of Two Football Teams On One Island, The Essential Corkness Of The Munster Hurling Championship, Ken’s GAA Predictions
Ireland has had two football teams, and two football associations, since the 1920s. On an island where hockey, rugby, athletics, boxing, and many other sports are cross-border ventures, the biggest sport in the world has for almost a century been a potent symbol of the Border.
A new documentary “Division: The North/South Split”, airing at 9.35pm on RTE1 tonight, asks the questions – why did the game develop as it did in Ireland, and is there ever a chance of a unified All-Ireland team? We speak to the show’s producer Jennifer Healy.
Plus there’s our planned journey north – white flag in hand, Patrick Horgan’s quest for perfection, Corkness, politically aware 9 year olds, and Ken predicts the weekend’s GAA.
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We’re joined by @knbrmurph to discuss the US PGA Championship and why it is that a player as prolific in majors as Brooks Koepka isn’t beloved by the golfing masses. (Hint: He’s a bore).
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