Episode 1664: The Top Scorer In The 2019 Football Championship Is Off To Aussie Rules, Munster Woe, Ulster Grow, Private School Rebuttal
The top scorer in the 2019 All-Ireland championship was not David Clifford, Seanie O’Shea, or any of the Dublin five-in-a-row heroes… it was Cathal McShane of Tyrone. So it’s a pretty big deal that he’s heading to Australia this month for pre-season training with the Adelaide Crows of the AFL.
If, as seems likely, McShane is on his way, what will that mean for Tyrone – and what will it mean for the future of GAA/AFL relations that one of the best players in the country ups sticks mid-career and heads to the other side of the world? Oisin McConville joins us.
Gerry Thornley and Darren Cave, meanwhile, are ready to tell us about a pretty one-sided inter-pro series last weekend and the wave of new faces pushing for inclusion in a 6N squad, including big Stu McCloskey and a trio of Leinster backrowers.
Can Munster do a Munster and turn it all around in Europe, and can Ulster do what they’ve always struggled to do and beat a good French side away from home?
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We're joined in studio by @davidsneyd to chat about the blossoming of young Irish talent in English football, Jose's view on Troy Parrott's future and Stephen Kenny's advice for players going out on loanhttps://t.co/S5flaR7KMq pic.twitter.com/MZx4v1bnRE
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Ken reports from yesterday's FAI AGM which featured finger-pointing, the avoidance of mentioning you-know-who's name by certain parties, and some bureaucratic group therapy
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A shaft of light amid the dark world of Irish Foootball in 2019 – Stephen Kenny on his underage success stories and deep commitment to, and confidence in, attacking football https://t.co/oPW9y74t6o pic.twitter.com/g5RTkIivYp
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