Episode 1981: Ireland Go Medal-Hunting, It’s Not About The Spikes, Eoin’s High-Stakes Ticket Gamble, Premier League Gets One More Chance
Eoin talks terms and conditions today as he rues the potential loss of Dublin’s Euro 2020 games, and we give the Premier League one last chance to entertain us after a boring, boring week of football.
The European Indoor Championships have always been a relatively happy hunting ground for Irish athletes – with this year’s edition starting tonight – and Ireland are sending their biggest ever team, with a couple of juicy little team rivalries to spice it up.
CANNOT WAIT to chat track this weekend. Biggest Irish team ever & bucketloads of talent ??? https://t.co/PJURwnIiBl
— Derval O'Rourke (@DervalORourke) March 2, 2021
Derval O’Rourke gives us the full lowdown on Síofra Cléirigh-Buttner and Nadia Power who have both set Irish records in the 800m already this year, while there’s a very tasty master-apprentice vibe in the men’s 800m as Mark English, twice a previous European medalist, had to fight all the way to hold off 18-year-old Leaving Cert student Cian McPhillips at a micro meet 2 weeks ago.
We also ask her if new shoe technology is behind all the fast times here and internationally, and if technology will be the dominant factor for this event and the Olympics.
"The parameters are out of control. It’s going to be mayhem."
Special report on 'super spikes': How much improvement do they actually make? What do rival shoe companies make of it all? And why is one obscure shoe used by US college students to blame?https://t.co/BFifaC3Rsi
— Ben Bloom (@benbloomsport) March 3, 2021
Click the image at the top of the page to play the show. Monday’s shows are free to all – to listen to our programming throughout the rest of the week, join the Second Captains World Service. It’s independent, commercial-free and member-led with feature interviews, breaking news, Richie Sadlier’s Player’s Chair, The Game That Changed My Life, The Book Club and lots of added extras.
— Second Captains (@SecondCaptains) March 4, 2021
— Eoin McDevitt (@EoinMcDevitt) March 3, 2021
Go to Patreon