Episode 1485: Hannah Tyrrell On A Rapid Rise, 7’s Heaven And Battling Eating Disorders, James McClean On Raheem Sterling; Denmark Ireland Beef Encore
Hannah Tyrrell has already had a gilded sporting career. Having grown up as a Gaelic footballer, she represented her native Dublin and won an All-Ireland, before switching to rugby, winning a 6 Nations with Ireland and getting a full-time 7s contract.
She’s now a star with 7s and 15s, and she’s in studio to talk about existing in one of the only avenues in Ireland to be a professional sportswoman, and about the challenges she got there.
She tells us about her eating disorder and self harm that began in her teens, how close she came to death, and how sport kept her going and ultimately showed her a way out of a negative spiral.
And as Ireland prepare to play Denmark this Friday we sprinkle a little salt on the most vitriolic rivalry in world sport TM.
We discuss James McClean’s recent comments about Raheem Sterling, and the concept of negative solidarity.
James McClean takes aim at the ‘hypocrites and cowards’ in the FA and Kick It Out and says that discriminatory abuse he receives is treated differently because he’s a white Irishman https://t.co/FNPua3lirS
— Daniel McDonnell (@McDonnellDan) June 1, 2019
There’s also Pat’s splash of karma, Ken’s street smarts, Silken Thomas, and some helpful history dates for Declan Rice.
“Most people would have thought that was tough to take on, with loads of papers in Ireland writing about me and Irish players speaking about me.”https://t.co/Fztd72y9o0
— The42.ie Football (@football_ie) June 4, 2019
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In the hours after Klopp brought an end to his run of losing finals and Liverpool secured a sixth European Cup, Ken spoke with a somewhat pleased Neil Atkinson (@Knox_Harrington) of the @TheAnfieldWrap about what it means to the club.
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Katie Taylor became the undisputed lightweight champion of the world with a close win over Delfine Persoon in Madison Square Garden on Saturday night. We’re joined in studio by @GavanCasey to discuss the hot takes which inevitably followed.
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