Episode 2097: The Olympics Are Here
Ireland are sending their biggest ever team to the Olympics this year – to a deserted set of spectator-free venues, to a Covid-hit Tokyo. But can it be a source of joy to the world again? And can Ireland have a truly memorable Games?
— Gavin Cooney (@gcooney93) July 14, 2021
We talk to Olympics super-fan Sinead O’Carroll of the Journal, and journalist and author Kieran McCarthy to talk about an Irish rowing team now dealing with the expectation of medals, the gymnast with real hopes of sharing the limelight with Simone Biles, and why we could all be Taekwondo fans by this time tomorrow.
Plus there’s the longest ever edition of Frances Murphy’s TV guide, Offaly’s extraordinary win over Dublin in the u-20 leinster football final last night, and Phil Neville’s motivational speeches work the oracle once again.
“We want to bring the biggest teams to our house, no better way of getting your confidence, your momentum, your belief ,the supporters behind you, than beating the top teams.” – Phil Neville pic.twitter.com/mz3bSZz4bg
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We talk to @DavidSneyd & Kevin Brannigan, the dynamic duo of domestic football, about Irish teams in Europe, Bohs’ young guns, Richie Towell’s instant impact with Shamrock Rovers, & why the league has disappeared off our TV screens for the summer ??https://t.co/JccQ0feWPY pic.twitter.com/FGdye7HpTk
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