Episode 1625: 4 Wins From 4 For The Provinces, Angry Irishmen Take Out RWC Frustrations On A Horrified Europe, Ken’s Spoiler Alert
The Rugby World Cup is barely over but time waits for no man, and it seemed like the Irish players were only too happy to re-focus their attention on a tournament that they actually like playing in, and have even won from time to time.
Shane Horgan and Gerry Thornley of the Irish Times guide us through the main talking points of the opening weekend of this season’s tournament – with Saracens fielding a second string, Ireland’s provinces invincible, and a lot of Irish players generally looking pretty angry.
Plus – there’s an admonishment for Ken for not ‘spoiler-alerting’ the ending of a book that was written in 1856, Murph salutes a young GAA player heading ‘off foreign’, and an emailer tells us of the perils of coaching kids.
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Eoin is here to paint a picture of positivity ahead of Ireland – Denmark this evening, and to reassure the nation that Troy Parrott lies in wait on the bench, ready to catapult Ireland into the Euros
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We’re joined by author Chris Hewett & @gerrythornley to discuss the wave of English coaches joining the Irish provincial and national set-ups in recent times, and how Andy Farrell and Stuart Lancaster’s chemistry might affect the next phase of Irish rugbyhttps://t.co/VI4Wj1IZzg pic.twitter.com/HhYTNif1ZD
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Time and again, autumn brings with it news of county boards in turmoil. So far this year, it’s been Mayo, Galway and Clare, but why is it such a constant? We chat to @EamonMcGee & Mike Finnerty about alternative models that could help solve the problem https://t.co/sLS4U94xFO pic.twitter.com/IPXTWUDYkg
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