The news broke late on Monday night – Raheem Sterling had been dropped for England’s game against Montenegro this week after a bust-up with Liverpool player Joe Gomez. Eoin reckons this is what happens when you attach a halo around the collective head of England’s young squad, Jack Pitt-Brooke of the Athletic tells us why Gareth Southgate might have felt he had no other option (11.20mins).

Every autumn, we get the same story of a county board overwhelmed by in-fighting, incompetence or financial meltdown. In 2019 it’s been Mayo, Galway and Clare, but why does this keep happening?

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Mike Finnerty of the Mayo News, and former Donegal footballer Eamon McGee join us to discuss alternative business models that take all of this responsibility out of the hands of over-matched volunteers (27.30).

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Plus there’s Tepid Takes, ATMs for county teams, and major “I’ll Tell You Who Wrote It” Book Club news!!

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