Episode 1530: Kilkenny’s Enduring Glory, Un-Tippical, Davy’s Decision, Limerick’s Lesson, Hurling… Bloody Hell
There really isn’t enough time between All-Ireland hurling semi-finals to digest the full magnitude of what went on this weekend, but we’ll give it a shot today, as we try and sort out just how we’re left with a fifth Tipperary/Kilkenny final in the last 10 years.
Michael Duignan and former Kilkenny legend Brian Hogan are magnanimous as Eoin admits that – yes, hurling folk DO bang on a bit about it but… bloody hell, what a sport. We talk about the myth of Cody, Liam Sheedy’s magnificent job, and why the sweeper system is all Brian Hogan’s fault*…
(*might not actually be his fault).
Plus – ‘Brits out’ says Donal Óg Cusack (we think), Ann Downey’s insights into the Kilkenny mindset, Captain Murph, Cody – Sheedy comparisons, and if things get tough, just quit.
A truly phenomenal achievement – probably on a par with landing on the moon – to blame criticism of defensive hurling on the British pic.twitter.com/OqZJ78zHgB
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Evidence of one point! pic.twitter.com/JKXel8lvOL
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