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“Super 8’s is a great idea…next step is a tiered championship” – Shane Curran previews the Super 8’s

Speaking on our latest Super 8’s podcast, Shane Curran spoke about Sunday’s double header in Croke Park saying

” I don’t know how it’s financially viable. I think they need 30,000 to run Croke Park as a validated venue that’ll actually turn a few pound for them. There’s going to be nowhere near 30,000 in it on Sunday, and for a lot of the games it won’t be near that figure because I think the big worry about the Super 8’s now is will it throw up games that are dead rubbers.”

Curran also talked about the format of the championship saying

“We are in to the first phase of a change in format to the championship. I think the Super 8’s are a great idea. I think there needs to be a good bit of tweaking done to it. It’s a step in the right direction, in terms of giving counties more games. The next step is a tiered format of championship. That will come because the chasm is only going to get wider between the have and have not’s. Fixturing needs to be looked at after the debacle in Newbridge. I think the more compact, smaller grounds lend themselves to better festivals of football and to better entertainment. I think you’re looking at Croke Park being used for the biggest games going forward and that’s All-Ireland semi-finals, and maybe one or two fixtures in the Super 8 where the big guns come together.”

To hear his thoughts in full and his predictions for this weekend listen to our podcast here:

By Mark Casserly

13Jul
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Curran applauds Ladies Football for structural changes to the TG4 Championships – Super 8’s Podcast

Speaking on the latest Super 8’s Podcast, Shane Curran praised the LGFA for the structure of this year’s championship with it giving players for big games saying ” The LGFA are doing...

13Jul
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“A poor reflection on the players involved” – Shane Curran on this week’s player fallout in Mayo

Speaking about 10 Mayo players leaving Peter Leahy’s squad this week former Roscommon goalkeeper Shane Curran said “I don’t think it reflects well on anybody. It doesn’t reflect...

10Jul
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Ladies Football Championship ready for Throw-In – SportsGirls preview the weekend’s games

Deniese O’Flaherty joins Valerie Wheeler on this week’s episode to look ahead to the start of the All-Ireland Senior, Intermediate and Junior Football Championships and to preview each group....

10Jul
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“One of the best Cork performances I’ve ever seen” – Ger Kinane reviews the weekend’s camogie action

Geraldine Kinane joins Valerie Wheeler on the show to review all of the weekend’s Camogie Championship action which included senior championship wins for Cork, Offaly and Dublin. Camogie chat starts...

09Jul
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New Episode of SportsGirls Podcast Out Now!!!!

On this week’s podcast Valerie Wheeler is joined by Deniese O’Flaherty to preview this year’s All-Ireland Ladies Football Championship and by Geraldine Kinane to review all of last...

27Jun
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‘The biggest thing is that there are loads of kids but not enough coaches’ – Clare Goalkeeper Andrew Fahy

In this coaching themed podcast Fahy talks about many coaching issues and about great managers such as Jim McGuinness and Joe Schmidt. Listen to it here:

27Jun
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‘I went and worked with a personal trainer in Nenagh during the winter months’ – A key reason for Jason Forde’s incredible 2018 form

By Mark Casserly Despite Tipperary already exiting the championship, one of this year’s star players has been Jason Forde. The Silvermines full-forward scored 10-111 this season and was even...

27Jun
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SportsGirls stand with Kildare – It’s Newbridge or Nowhere

By Mark Casserly For discussion on this topic and for all the latest news from the weekend’s Ladies GAA action, listen to our new podcast featuring Valerie Wheeler, Deniese O’Flaherty and Ger Kinane

27Jun
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SportsGirls Camogie Review – ‘Cork are miles ahead at the moment’

By Mark Casserly For discussion on this topic and for all the latest news from the weekend’s Camogie championship action listen to our new podcast featuring Valerie Wheeler, Deniese O’Flaherty and Ger...