When we spoke to Neil O’Donoghue, the last Irishman to play in the NFL, earlier this month, he told us a great story about his Dad, a former Irish international hockey player, who was hauled up in front of a GAA disciplinary panel for playing foreign games.


That committee was called the Vigilance Committee, and many of you got in touch anxious to find out more about just what it was the committee in question did. Mark Duncan, one of the men behind the peerless “The GAA: A People’s History” tells us more – who they were, how they operated, why they were considered necessary, and who was targeted.

We get some feedback on Murph’s anti Scottish rugby stance and get more correspondence from the UK as our listeners continue to add to our conversations on James McClean over the last few days.

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