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Five things we learned from this week’s Sportsgirls Podcast

As usual plenty of topics were discussed on this week’s Sportsgirls Podcast which you can listen to now. Valerie Wheeler and Deniese O’Flaherty covered Ladies Football, Camogie, Hurling and Taylor Swift’s Croke Park show was also mentioned.

Five things we learned from this week’s Sportsgirls Podcast

Dublin Ladies show great sportsmanship in defeat

On Sunday afternoon Cavan played Dublin in the girls All-Ireland U14 A Championship Final in Dunleer, Co. Louth. Cavan won the game 4-06 to 2-09. Down by five at half-time Dublin fought back to level the game but the Breffni County replied with two goals which set them on their way to victory. Dublin LGFA were very gracious in defeat.

Jerome Quinn leading the way in Ladies Football coverage

Although coverage of Ladies Football has improved immensely in recent years one person who is leading the way is Jerome Quinn. The former BBC Sports Presenter has to be applauded for his work in covering the Ladies game. Check out his twitter or facebook account for highlights of games.

When tweeting from an official account always be nice, no matter what

Elaine Buckley, an experienced journalists who has covered Ladies sport, sent out a tweet looking for the Tyrone Ladies team from the Ulster Intermediate Final on Saturday because it wasn’t tweeted by the Ulster LGFA. She got a rather snide reply back from the Ulster LGFA twitter account, which has since been deleted. It didn’t make for good PR from the Ulster LGFA.

Derek McGrath’s farewell statement made both Valerie and Deniese emotional

On Monday night Derek McGrath resigned as Waterford manager. It has been a tough year for McGrath and the Deise, decimated by injuries Waterford find themselves out of the All-Ireland Championship in June. A snippet from McGrath’s statement: “Finally, I wish to thank and pay tribute to an incredible bunch of players that I have had the honour to manage over this five-year period. The joy, the tears, the sense of camaraderie and the memories shared will stay with me forever. Embarking on this journey with a group of young players we aimed to cultivate a culture of honesty, integrity and pride everytime we represented our beloved county.”

Cork and Mayo tipped for Provincial success this weekend

There are two Ladies Senior Football Provincial finals this weekend. Cork take on reigning Munster Champions Kerry in Cork IT on Saturday at 2pm. Kerry were relegated from Division 2 this year but championship is different. Cork got to the Division 1 semi-final but lost to Mayo and they will be out to claim another Munster title on Saturday. On Sunday reigning Connacht Champions Galway travel to Castlebar to take on Mayo. Will Cora Staunton start or will she have to make do with a place on the bench in this her 23rd championship year?

19Jun
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Waterford’s Derek McGrath Steps Down After 5 Years In Charge

By Mark Casserly Yesterday, Derek McGrath announced he would be stepping down as Waterford hurling manager after 5 seasons in charge, with his last match being a 1-23 to 1-20 loss to Cork in Thurles a day...

19Jun
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“Getting brought on and taken off in the All-Ireland Semi-Final last year is probably one of the most embarrassing things that can happen to a player”

Speaking on our latest Super 8’s podcast Tipperary’s Jason Forde spoke about he very nearly wasn’t a part of Michael Ryan’s squad for 2018 with being substituted after having...

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18Jun
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“To go away to America and leaving the club high and dry wouldn’t be something i’m willing to do”

Speaking on Super8’s Podcast last Friday night, our guest Jason Forde ruled out a move to America to play Hurling for the summer.  After Tipperary’s early exit from the All Ireland...

14Jun
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Is the price of instant underage success more important than the future of clubs

‘An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.’ – that’s the definition sport in the Oxford dictionary....

14Jun
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Dublin and Galway Advance to Leinster U21 Hurling Semi-Finals

By Mark Casserly Dublin 2-13  Westmeath 1-13 Dublin were made to work hard for a place in the semi-finals as they had to overturn a 4 point half-time deficit at TEG Cusack Park. A goal in each half from...

08Jun
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Leinster championship predictions round 4: Cats to book final place

Galway v Dublin, Pearse Stadium, Galway, 7pm, Saturday, 9th June Dead Rubbers. That was one of the arguments put forward, when the idea of changing the hurling championship was mooted. Sure you...

08Jun
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Munster Championship predictions Round 4: Banner to finally push Tipp off the cliff

Tipperary v Clare, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Sunday, 10th June, 2pm I think Tony Soprano said it best. He was trying to get hold of one of his most trusted henchmen Pussy Bompansero, who he had been told...

07Jun
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O’hAilpin jumps to Coleman’s defence after Loughnan criticism

Sean Og O’hAilpin has jumped to the defence of his fellow county man Mark Coleman after he received unwarranted criticism from Ger Loughnane following Cork’s draw with Limerick in the Munster Hurling...

07Jun
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O’hAilpin believes Waterford are a match for anyone when they go 15 on 15

Despite having the phantom goal given against them last Sunday against Tipperary and only getting one point out of the game Sean Og O’hAilpin was full of praise for Waterford and the performance they...