Episode 1992: Covid Restrictions Lifted In The North And The GAA’s 32-County Approach Tears At The Seams, CJ Stander Retires, Day 3 Of Rabona-Gate
The GAA has always prided itself on being a 32-county organisation, but with vaccinations up north far out-stripping what’s going on on the rest of the island, does denying GAA clubs a quicker return to action make any sense?
With Stormont announcing an easing of restrictions from April 12th, we talk to Oisin McConville about why the 6 counties have often felt a band apart within the GAA, where that paranoia was justified, and where it was imagined, and why Covid means a 32-county approach is superceded by the need for us all to get back to something approaching normality as quickly as possible.
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We’ll be talking rugby again on Friday, but we debate what precipitated CJ Stander’s retirement from all forms of rugby yesterday, and Erik Lamela is the itch that our listeners ensure Ken can’t stop scratching.
All professional sports people are told “you will know when the time is right to hang up your boots”. It’s a sentiment one cannot fully comprehend until that day arrives.
For me, that time has come, and I hereby publicly announce my retirement from all forms of rugby. pic.twitter.com/KK5zgWC0O1
— C J Stander (@CJStander) March 16, 2021
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