The Isolated EarCricket gets the GAA treatment

As heard on The Isolated Ear

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Cricket gets the GAA treatment (1965) The producer of The Curious Ear documentary series, Ronan Kelly, has been sent a selection of clips by RTÉ Radio Archives to help ease the isolation. He’s sharing some of them with the RTÉ Radio 1 Highlights page.   Cricket broadcasts are well-known for their languid commentary – appropriate to the games being played on hot, …

The Goalkeeper from Normal People“I’d to let it in past me, but make sure to make it look like I was making an effort to go for the ball.”

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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The phenomenon that is Normal People keeps rolling on. If you’ve read Sally Rooney’s award-winning book, if you’ve watched the acclaimed show, if you’re on board with Connell’s chain having its own social media accounts, what more can this remarkable drama do for you? Well, how about some sporting controversy? Imagine you’re a young lad doing well on the GAA …

The GAA Jersey that made into Vogue Magazine‘In the photograph he’s actually wearing my boots and socks.’ 

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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A GAA jersey might not be considered the most high-fashion item you could have in your wardrobe. But O’Neills seems to be the latest label making a splash with the taste-makers in Vogue Paris. This month, Offaly hurler-turned-model Oisín Murphy appeared in Vogue wearing a Cushendall club jersey. Cushendall Senior Hurling Manager Eamon Gillan joined Ray D’Arcy this afternoon to talk about The Orchard County’s Vogue debut. Eamon told Ray that it started out with a call saying that Vogue was looking for a pitch …

Páraic Duffy, Director General of the GAA‘I personally feel that probably 10 years is long enough in this role’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Páraic Duffy, who was appointed Ard Stiúrthóir of the GAA in February 2008, announced on Wednesday that he will step down from his role next March. By the time he leaves, having spent 10 years in the job, he told Seán O’Rourke on Thursday’s Today programme, the organisation will be a very different one from when he first sat in …

Rebel resurgence‘Michael Cahalane in 2014 was told he would never play again…. He came on yesterday to get the winning goal.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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In 2014, Cork hurler, Michael Cahalane, developed a breathing issue, which increasingly impacted on his play. Following a series of tests, the condition of asthma was ruled out. So, he proceeded to further examination in the form of an ultrasound. The results of that ultrasound came as a serious shock. He was diagnosed with an enlarged heart and he had …

Cheating In Sport‘Closing out the game has become a euphemism for cheating.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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We tend to think of cheating in sport as a relatively recent phenomenon – the sort of thing that never used to happen in the good old days – but, according to Professor Aidan Moran, from the School of Psychology at UCD, cheating is as old as sport itself. It’s been shown, he told Sean O’Rourke by way of example, …

Colm Cooper‘Tomás was having a few pints in Dingle, I was having a few pints in Killarney. We didn’t exactly kill anyone’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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It’s been a “rollercoaster” few weeks for Colm Cooper, whose retirement from inter county football came one week before Kerry’s win over Dublin in the League final. “It was quite strange watching the boys in the League final against Dublin, not being part of it for the first time in 15 years,” he said. Colm was Marty Morrissey’s guest on …

Kerry beating Dublin‘It’s like poking the bear. In some ways, the rest of the country might regret this.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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‘You said it!’ That will, most likely, be the collective reflection from many a fan of the Dubs, as they listened to a sports panel on the Today programme that included Damian Lawlor, presenter of RTE’s GAA Podcast, Cliona Foley, Sports journalist, and Garry MacDonncha, Commentator with TG4. The particular headline came courtesy of Cliona Foley and, in fairness, all …