Episode 20: Sports Saturday – Barry McWeeney, Ricki Wynne & Niall Morahan
This weekend Aughnasheelin’s Barry McWeeney joins Breifne to look forward to his sides crunch Division 1 fixture with Fenagh St. Caillins which is a must win if they want to stay in the top division of the league.
He chats about how the changes to the club leagues are a step in the right direction but won’t solve the basic problem of low numbers for rural sides like Aughnasheelin. He raises the idea of a divisional side or amalgamations to allow senior players to play week in week out at that level.
With a crunch relegation battle with neighbours Fenagh and a tough start to the championship campaign with Champions Aughawillan and St. Mary’s first up in the next two weeks. He outlines how the club are aiming to be competitive enough in both competitions to retain their Division 1 and Senior status.
Ultra Runner Ricki Wynne discusses the sport and the impact that himself and his two brothers Brian and Alan have made in endurance mountain trail running over the last three years with top 20 finishes in the Ultra Trail World Tour. Their next World Tour event is the Kerry Ultra in September.
Sligo Rover’s Niall Morahan joins us to discuss the beauty of Yerevan where he’s in the Irish squad at the UEFA U19 Championships in Armenia. He talks about the positive mood in the Irish camp after their defeat to the French and their chances of progression to a semi final after their game tomorrow afternoon against the Czech Republic.
Breifne also goes through the GAA and Soccer fixtures, results and permutations for all the weekend’s action.