07 July 2020
Daniel Kinahan came within a whisker of establishing himself as one of the top boxing promoters in the world. But after being namechecked on Instagram by Tyson Fury, in the announcement of his fight against Anthony Joshua, within days he was abandoned by the power brokers of boxing. Chief Sports Writer, Kieran Cunningham, explains how it all unravelled so quickly.
02 June 2020
There is no doubt that women’s sport in Ireland is growing both in terms of participation and profile. At the same time progress is not as quick as many would wish. Is it possible to accelerate that progress? Or will women’s sport reach its goal organically over time. One of Ireland’s leading sports journalist, Joanne Cantwell, opines.
26 May 2020
Paul McGrath, is one of Ireland’s most beloved personalities. He risked his reputation and standing in society by writing his shockingly honest autobiography, Back from the Brink. The journey was both challenging and cathartic for McGrath. But it weighed almost as heavily on his ghost writer, Vincent Hogan. In this episode Vincent recounts the process and challenges in delivering a masterpiece that ultimately enhanced the admiration and respect with which Paul McGrath is revered.
24 March 2020
In 2005 the GAA voted to open Croke Park to Rugby and Soccer. It has proven to be a historic and inspired decision. But it was not without controversy and involved a complicated political process within the GAA. Former president of the GAA, Sean Kelly MEP, is regarded as the key driver in opening Croke Park. He joins me to give us the inside story on the process.
02 March 2020
On the face of it, Rugby Union seems to be in a good place, but in reality, there are inherent problems in the game. Brain injuries, drug issues and financial challenges are all storms looming on rugby’s horizon. Shane Horgan joins me to unpack rugby’s problems and discusses if there are any potential solutions.