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A look at all the biggest issues in football and hurling from the RTÉ Sport team.
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The GAA's relationship with the media is only likely to get stranger as we cope with social distancing, limited press boxes and new broadcasting norms. Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill are joined by UCD history professor Paul Rouse, Malachy Clerkin of the Irish Times and Conan Doherty of SportsJOE and JOE to discuss the new reality for GAA media.
Donal Óg Cusack and Oisín McConville join Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill to debate the club v county divisions dominating GAA's return to play, and the GPA's role in modern Gaelic games. Plus New York chairperson Joan Henchy fills us in on Covid-19, visa issues, Sláintecare 2020 and the political climate in United States.
We convene a special podcast following Leinster and Munster hurling draws, with Brendan Cummins and Tomas Ó Sé giving Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill their thoughts after a significant day in the return to GAA action. Mikey also speaks to Dr Ciarán Kearney and Liam Moggan about the basics of sports psychology.
With the GAA moving towards a return to action, Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill are joined by Dessie Dolan and Kevin McStay to discuss the prospect of a straight knockout championship. Plus Cliodhna O'Connor and Dr Ciara Losty give some advice on coaching ladies football and camogie teams.
Mikey Stafford is joined by legendary hurling coaches Martin Fogarty and Eamon O'Shea to discuss their hurling philosophies, why the basics are the still the key, and the joy of striking.
The possibility of creating a combined Ulster hurling team to compete in the Liam MacCarthy is in the news once more. Derry's Chrissy McKaigue and Neil McManus of Antrim join Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill to discuss the idea. We also have the first in a new series of coaching discussions.
Following huge interest in The Last Dance, Mikey Stafford chats to DCU Mercy head coach Mark Ingle and Irish Examiner columnist Kieran Shannon about the legacy of Michael Jordan, the history of basketball's relationship with GAA and what both sports have taken from each other down through the years.
This week Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill are joined by Donal Óg Cusack and Derek McGrath to assess the impact of the coronavirus shutdown on the mental health of GAA players. The pair also discuss the full-forward line on the All-Star hurling team of The Sunday Game era.
We have reached the final decision on our All-Star football team of The Sunday Game era, and who better to argue the toss on the full-forward line than Colm Cooper and Kevin McStay. The Gooch gives us some detail on his junior football revival before he and Kevin name their own fantasy full-forward lines.
Runaway vote leader Pat Spillane and five-time All-Star Sean Cavanagh join Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill to discuss the best half-forwards of The Sunday Game era. Pat fills us in on International Superstars and his potential NFL career, while both Pat and Sean exhibit their love for the Chicago Bulls.
We've reached the half-forward line on the All-Star hurling team of The Sunday Game era, so Michael Duignan and Anthony Daly join Rory O'Neill and Mikey Stafford to discuss some of the finest hurling talents of the past 40 years.
This week in our series of 'Great GAA Speeches', Anthony Molloy joined Jacqui Hurley on RTÉ Radio One "Sunday Sport" to recall Donegal's breakthrough All-Ireland SFC success of 1992. Molloy became the first Donegal Captain to lift the Sam Maguire Cup after the County's 4 Points victory over Dublin.
Wexford Senior Hurling Manager Davy Fitzgerald was a guest on "Sunday Sport" on RTÉ Radio One with Presenter Jacqui Hurley. The Clare native reacted to the latest Government announcement on the Road Plan to exiting the lockdown.
With the defence already selected by RTÉ.ie readers, we are on to the midfield. Tomas Ó Sé and live contender Ciaran Whelan join Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill to discuss the best centre-fielders. Ciaran recalls the day he stopped the unstoppable Anthony Tohill, while Tomas rhapsodises about his brother Darragh... eventually.
After some controversial selections from the public in the defence, we move onto discussing the midfield on the All-Star team of The Sunday Game era. Ken McGrath and Brendan Cummins join Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill to discuss the evolving game around the middle and we deal with the reaction to JJ Delaney's omission from the team.
In our series of 'Great GAA Speeches', Ray Silke joined John Murray on RTÉ Radio One "Sunday Sport" to recall Galway's 1998 All-Ireland SFC success - as the Tribesmen overcame the pre match favourites Kildare and returned West with the Sam Maguire Cup for the first time in 32 years
We are currently selecting the half-backs for All-Star hurling team of the Sunday Game era, and Henry Shefflin and Neil McManus join Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill to discuss the heroes of the past and how modern day equivalents have evolved.
With our full-back line and goalkeeper selected we move on to the best Gaelic football half-backs of The Sunday Game Era. Colm Cooper and Kevin McStay join Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill to discuss the best exponents of arguably the sport's most glamorous line.
In our series of 'Great GAA Speeches', Peter Canavan joined Jacqui Hurley on RTÉ Radio One "Sunday Sport" to recall Tyrone's 2003 All-Ireland SFC success - a day raw with emotion, pride and joy. Canavan became the first Tyrone Captain to lift Sam Maguire and it marked the sixth Ulster County to win the All-Ireland SFC Title
We continue with the thankless task of picking the best Gaelic football team of The Sunday Game era. Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill are joined by Pat Spillane and Michael Murphy to discuss the readers' choice and share some thoughts on what makes an effective defender.
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Robert Ryan

Some of the phone connections are v poor. Pity. But still enjoyable.

Apr 9th
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