John Lynch & Declan Bohan – Sports Preview: Episode 214

We’ll be looking at the action across the county with Gaelic Games dominating the calendar for the coming few days, we’ll be joined by the voice of Leitrim football, John Lynch, to help us go through the upcoming fixtures as well as get an insight into his career and times covering Leitrim since the mid to late 1990’s.

This weekend’s show got turned on it’s head last minute with the announcement this morning that all knockout stages of the Leitrim GAA Senior, Intermediate and Junior championships will be played behind closed doors in two weeks time.

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The Secretary of Leitrim GAA, Declan Bohan (1:00), joins us to discuss the reasoning and public health concerns behind the decision and exactly what that means for clubs, players, familes and supporters when that kicks in for two weeks time.

Declan also confirms the single game price for the livestreaming coverage of as many of those games as possible will be set at €7 with discounted multi game options to be offered when details are confirmed in the coming days.

In soccer (12:00) we take a look at the national league fixtures featuring Leitrim players as Niall Morahan and Dearbhaile Beirne are back in action this weekend with both Sligo Rovers and Peamount United making the journey to Cork to face Cork City tonight and tomorrow afternoon respectively.

The unmistakable voice of John Lynch (15:16) shares a few stories with us about how he first got involved in radio broadcasting in school and how he found his way to becoming Head of Sport at Shannonside FM and his life working with Ocean FM, RTE & Eir Sport.

He also gives us his impression of the new live streaming service from Leitrim GAA which he’s lending his voice to at the moment. He’s been impressed with the quality of the service and the reaction he’s had has been excellent. He’s been loving the covid enforced return to the local roots of the GAA with the club taking centre stage this year.

He also puts his head on the block with predictions of the clashes this weekend in the Connacht Gold Senior Football Championship (30:34), Smith Monumentals Intermediate Football Championship (42:18) and Vistamed Junior Football Championship (53:12).

We also run through the fixtures in the Ladies Football (54:10) scene in the county with some bigs games in the Intermediate and Junior grades this weekend.

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