Episode 1490: Forty Crosses And A Funeral, Ken’s Player Ratings, Bieber V Cruise, Is TJ Reid Better Than Henry Shefflin?
Ireland finish the season on 10 points, atop our group table having bested all foes (well ok, we drew with Denmark), but the players were feeling down after last night’s win. Big Mick told them “never mind the quality, feel the points total”. So was last night’s cross-fest a realistic predictor of how we will do against better teams, or a self contained horror show best forgotten?
Ken Early was there, questioning his life choices, and he spoke to David Sneyd and Gavin Cooney of The42 after the game. We also discuss Mick’s public face, creativity as something you can fashion yourself – not just a finite resource – and the eternal conundrum of James McClean.
McCarthy expecting better performances against group’s top teams after Gibraltar struggle https://t.co/9KHzFhMoqE
— Gavin Cooney (@gcooney93) June 10, 2019
Michael Duignan is on the line to talk to us about the hurling summer thus far, and why Galway/Kilkenny was much more like it after a couple of weekends of blow-out victories. And we ask the question – is Henry Shefflin even the best Ballyhale hurler of all time?
Plus there’s Ken’s player ratings Danish TV styleee, The FAI’s genius plan and Bieber V Cruise.
Hey @kenearlys don’t forget the player ratings. Feel free to include the Gibraltar players. Best of luck.
— Eoin McDevitt (@EoinMcDevitt) June 10, 2019
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We talk to the brilliant @HannahTyrrell21 about her incredibly rapid rise from Dublin footballer, to a rugby 7’s contract and then a Six Nations title with Ireland, and how she managed to do all this while battling a serious eating disorderhttps://t.co/ONJe2YE1KX pic.twitter.com/9G4yuC5F4h
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Anthony Joshua’s shock loss to Andy Ruiz Jnr on Saturday has brought rumours about the Olympic champion to the surface. We speak with @GavanCasey and boxing commentary legend Bob ‘The Colonel’ Sheridan about talk of sparring knockouts and anxiety attacks: https://t.co/rzrBr84VC4 pic.twitter.com/i6oo0iwqgo
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