Episode 1651: Oisin McConville On Gaza And Growing Up In Crossmaglen, Mighty Mons, Richie’s Dog History
Oisin McConville is the best GAA pundit in the country, and the top scorer in the history of the Ulster Football Championship. He also grew up in Crossmaglen in the midst of the Troubles, which gave him a unique perspective when he went on a trip to Palestine with Trocaire earlier this month.
.@Armagh_GAA’s All-Ireland winner Oisín McConville has urged people to support Trócaire this Christmas after travelling to the Occupied Palestinian Territories. More here:https://t.co/lSTiKX7auq pic.twitter.com/dOxvanblNZ
— Trócaire (@trocaire) December 11, 2019
Oisin tells us how the trauma of the troubles manifested itself in his own life, through his gambling addiction, how he saw trauma manifest itself in a different way in Gaza and the West Bank, and how he continues to see it in the North to this day as he continues his work in mental health.
We also reveal our sports book Christmas hamper winner, there’s Patrick Kavanagh, the Bursted Sofa, Richie’s dog history and Eoin officially announces the beginning of Christmas.
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