Episode 2568: Jarlath Burns’ Hopes And Dreams, The Trip To Rome, Welsh Rugby Strike
Jarlath Burns is the new President-elect of the GAA. He’s a former Ulster title-winning captain with Armagh, which already makes him a different animal to many GAA presidents. But as talk of a border poll in the North shows no sign of going away, having a man who has never been shy about expressing his opinions on a united Ireland will make for a very interesting few years ahead.
As Ireland prepare for stage 3 of their inevitable march to Grand Slam glory we discuss who is in and who is out of Farrell’s squad for the trip to Rome.
The Welsh Rugby Union continue to hold the title of worst-run organisation in pro sports; in the wake of allegations of sexism and bullying, this week they face the possibility of the players going on strike for their Six Nations game against England in Cardiff. The Welsh players have given the WRU until Wednesday to meet their demands, and they aren’t asking too much – they basically want to know if they have a rugby career beyond the end of this season! We discuss the story with Steffan Thomas of Wales Online.
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