Micheál Ó'Muircheartaigh on accessibility in sport‘Inclusion has come a long way.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Sean O’Rourke played host to some of Kerry’s best-known sporting faces this morning. He was joined in studio by 8-Time All-Ireland Winner Ogie Moran, Former Kerry Footballer and Former Tánaiste Dick Spring and the incomparable Micheál Ó’Muircheartaigh, commentator extraordinaire. They were there to promote a gala tribute dinner honouring Micheál which aims to secure the last bit of funding to build the Kerry Sports Academy at Tralee IT. The gala takes place in September. Sean asked Micheál if ever gets …

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

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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 …

Joe Canning on All-Ireland win‘I suppose in the next couple of weeks, that’s when I really appreciate it… the achievement.’

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What a difference a year makes! Today with Sean O’Rourke broadcast live from The National Ploughing Championships and as Sean said himself, this time last year Joe Canning joined us at the RTÉ pavilion having arrived by golf cart as his leg was in a brace. One year on, he’s now an All Ireland Hurling Champion. Joe explained to Sean …

Sports Injuries ‘My own boy who played rugby has been concussed a number of times and it’s not a pleasant experience.’

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If you’re the parent of a field sports-playing child, Thursday’s Today programme was essential listening. Cormac Ó hEadhra – sitting in for Sean O’Rourke – welcomed Alf Nicholson, RCSI Professor of Paediatrics at Temple Street Children’s Hospital, into studio to talk about children and sports injuries – particularly head injuries. They spoke about the concern parents on the sidelines have …

Judy Murray OBE ‘We would never, ever have dreamed that both of them would end up getting to number one in the world.’

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OBEs seem to run in the family for the Murrays.  Brothers Andy and Jamie have one a piece and so too does their mum Judy.   She joined Kathryn Thomas on The Ray D’Arcy Show to talk about raising two tennis champs and about her new book, Knowing the Score: My Family and Our Tennis Story.  Judy was a dab hand …

Tony Adams‘Wenger’s a good coach, he’s just not the best I’ve ever worked with.’

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During his twenty-year career with Arsenal, Tony Adams played more than 650 games for the club, winning four league titles in three separate decades. He later wrote Addicted, a critically-acclaimed book about his battle with alcohol. Now, almost twenty years later, Tony has written a new book – Sober – and he joined Sean O’Rourke this morning. They started by talking about …

‘Let him get on with his business…. the business of running a team. We’re gone beyond the day where teams are selected by committee.’

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An almighty shemozzle. That’s how presenter, Sean O’Rourke, described the ongoing rumble in the jungle that is the governance structure of the IABA, The Irish Athletic Boxing Association. The board of the organisation is clearly split, with an awkward stand-off having emerged between two factions, and a row involving two people claiming to be Chairman of the same organisation, the …

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

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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 …