Jack Gilheany – Sports Preview: Episode 239
Rather than previewing county junior and provincial ladies finals this week we’re looking to the national scene after the entire country entered entered Level 3 restrictions earlier this week resulting in all local sports shut down with immediate affect.
Instead we’re looking at Rugby which is the only competitive sport this weekend with Leitrim interest in the shape of Jack Gilheany (Old Belvedere) & Matthew Earley (Sligo) in the new look Energia Community Series.
We have a full interview with Jack Gilheany who’s also a key member of Terry Hyland’s Leitrim Senior Football squad for what remains of this year’s league and championship campaign.
We start the show with a news update on coverage of Leitrim footballers and hurlers who are in league action next weekend and will see both of their games featured on the GAAGO app. Irish residents will be able to catch Gaelic Games action live streamed to their phones, computers or televisions for just €5 per game.
We take a look at the upcoming gaelic games fixtures (2:21) as well as what opposition lies in store for Leitrim Ladies footballers (3:05) in the coming weeks.
In Rugby (3:50) we look at a busy weekend for Sligo Rugby and Old Belvedere as they continue their mixed fortunes in the Energia Community Series with away games against Ballina and Old Wesley respectively.
It’s a quiet week on the Soccer (5:26) front as Sligo Rovers and Peamount Utd both have no fixture at senior level this week. Muireann Devaney will be in action with Sligo’s U17 Women’s side, they travel to Peamount tomorrow evening for a 6:30 kick off.
Finally we sit down with Jack Gilheany (9:41) to discuss his season so far with Fenagh, Leitrim and in particular with Old Belvedere in the All Ireland Rugby League structures and the new look Community Series competition.