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Now displaying: August, 2018
Aug 28, 2018

It's All-Ireland Football Final week and we're joined in studio by Rob Carroll (15.22) of Gaelic Stats to talk about being a Gaelic games statistician and what the stats can tell us about Sunday's game. 

We also react to the surprise news of a Mayo managerial vacancy, look forward in detail to how Tyrone can topple the Dubs, and enjoy a surprisingly one sided All-Ireland quiz. 

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Aug 21, 2018

On this week's show, Gavin, Mick and Maurice look back on the All-Ireland hurling final and ask where Limerick went right, where Galway went wrong, and how the hell it ended up weaponised as a bit of Shane Ross eejitry. 

 

Elsewhere, we speak to rugby ref and hurling fan Nigel Owens, Maurice guides us through the most influential games of the last 16 years, and we pick our favourite moments of the 2018 Championship. 

Aug 19, 2018

Limerick are All-Ireland Champions for the first time since 1973. A one point win over defending champions Galway in the end. We had All-Ireland winners Daithi Regan and Brendan Bugler in studio, straight from Croke Park, to look back on a mad final and an epic year. 

With thanks to Centra, official sponsors of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship. #WeAreHurling

Aug 14, 2018

On this week's show: Gavin, Maurice and Mark review the All-Ireland football semi-finals and analyse where Galway and Monaghan went wrong, and ask if the Dubs are actually just very dull to watch. 

Elsewhere, Mark declares his crazy, undying man love for John Meyler and Guess the Spreads is reconstituted as Guess The Spread. 

Aug 10, 2018

Here's a half-hour chat with Gary Neville on the differences between Mourinho and Ferguson, why United are perceived differently by the media, the importance of taking part in the Liam Miller Tribute game and the "nonsense" of how the GAA handled it, why Roy Keane would be great on Monday Night Football, the times he felt he went too far as a pundit, his Premier League predictions and what has to happen for Liverpool to challenge. 

Aug 10, 2018

As part of our Champions podcast series, with thanks to Subaru Ireland, we chat to Bernard Brogan Sr about his three All-Ireland wins in the 1970s, Dublin's transformation and the joy he has gotten from the success of his sons, Alan and Bernard Jr.

The Champions Podcast is brought to you by Subaru, and Nearys Lusk, authorised Subaru dealer. 

Aug 9, 2018

On this week's podcast, Gavin, Mark and Mick discuss James McGrath's sensational reaction to not being included at a match official in the All-Ireland final. For our Sure stats of the week we look at the All-Ireland semi-finalists record in Croke Park, their success rate on opposition kick-outs and we present undeniable proof that sideline cut attempts on goal are a waste of time.

Gavin also chats to GAA's National Hurling Development manager, Martin Fogarty and how to grow hurling around the country, while our guess the spreads game has its most dramatic week yet.

Aug 1, 2018

It was a showcase weekend for hurling like no other, with two epic semi-finals followed by a gorgeous documentary on RTE. But why is the sport only thriving in pockets of the country? We've delved into the archive to find out some of the issues afflicting the game around the country.

 

Elsewhere, Maurice Brosnan tells the ignorant unwashed (the host) about the tactical trends witnessed across the weekend, and we guess the weekend's spreads. 

 

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