Episode 1817: The Murph And Mal Movie Club, Tales Of Páidí Ó Sé, Eoin The Egomaniac
The Murph and Mal Movie Club is back on the World Service today as our resident cinephile and Malachy Clerkin of the Irish Times take the reins and guide us from the cricket fields of the West Indies to the 2004 Leinster football final.
CLASSIC: The legendary Páidi O Sé's infamous 'grain of rice' speech from Westmeath's Leinster title winning season. pic.twitter.com/qbkFaESUKO
— BenchWarmers (@BeWarmers) December 14, 2016
The lads chat about ‘Fire in Babylon’, a documentary focused on one of the most dominant sides ever in international sport: the West Indies cricket team of the 1970s and 1980s, who went fifteen years without ever losing a test series.
'Fire In Babylon'
Tony Greig saying England would make West Indies "grovel".
Brian Close had the bruises to show how much that comment riled Clive Lloyd's team. pic.twitter.com/iXSdUZ91yN
— CricketBadger (@cricket_badger) June 14, 2020
Then there’s ‘Marooned’, a documentary which ostensibly charts Westmeath’s journey to their first and only Leinster title win in 2004, but is really all about the man who somewhat reluctantly led them there: Páidí Ó Sé.
This #GAAGloryDays features the legendary Páidí Ó Sé inspiring @westmeath_gaa to their first Leinster SFC in 2004 against Laois and the historic day in 2015 when Westmeath staged a second half comeback to beat their rivals Meath in Croke Park! It's Westmeath’s #GAAGloryDays! pic.twitter.com/Esenfb97k4
— The GAA (@officialgaa) April 24, 2020
And finally, a film considered to be one of the best sports comedies out there, ‘Slap Shot’ starring the great Paul Newman, a movie which brings a lot of baggage with it.
Plus there’s Jason McAteer and Stephen Cluxton scrapping, Eoin gets the Egomaniacs treatment, and Murph goes into full kit wanker mode.
Look at the aesthetic perfection of this punch. Like the platonic ideal of a punch. Olympian pic.twitter.com/pLK9jF8HlJ
— Conor Fitzgerald (@fitzfromdublin) November 27, 2018
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