Episode 2668: The Football Championship Roars Into Life While Stephen Kenny Comes Out Swinging
Just when you think you’re finished with Stephen Kenny talk for the season, he goes and delivers a blistering five-minute defence of his record, not just as Republic of Ireland manager, but over the course of his career.
On Monday night from deep in the bowels of Lansdowne Road, Kenny asked the assembled Press Pack to Step Back! He then stepped forward and so the story arc rumbled on. Eoin and Murph look for some method in the monologue.
The Gaelic football championship roared into life last weekend, and we now have four brilliant preliminary quarter-finals to look forward to – containing a few teams who up until the very last kick weren’t exactly sure whether they’d be playing this weekend.
Michael Murphy and Paul Flynn discuss Galway/Mayo, why their mindsets might be similar after last week’s last minute reversals, the brilliance of Darragh Canavan, and why Paul in particular feels like eating a bit of humble pie regarding this new structure.
We also discuss the thrilling finish to the first Ashes test yesterday and what it tells us about bravery in sport, we salute Kevin Feely’s composure on and off the field, and why female GAA players contemplated strike action this week.
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— Dion Fanning (@dionfanning) June 19, 2023