Ep 10: Famous Night for Irish Cricket, Ireland Touch Rugby (Brian Fitzgerald) & Champions League Preview (Mark Rodden)

Ireland's Harry Tector, second left, celebrates with Kevin O'Brien after getting the runs to win the third One Day International, ODI, cricket match between England and Ireland, at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, England, Tuesday Aug. 4, 2020. (Adrian Dennis/Pool via AP)

We are joined by Brian Fitzgerald from Irish Touch Rugby who talks about growing the sport, World Cups, new development league and how anybody can join their local club. 

Football journalist Mark Rodden joins us as we preview the upcoming Europa League and Champions League games and pick our winner!

Sean dissects Ireland’s dramatic cricket victory last night against England. We also ask the question, where can Irish cricket really go from here?

There was also the small matter of the richest game in football last night as Scott Parker’s Fulham beat Brentford to secure promotion to the Premier League. 

00:12 Introduction

00:55 Ireland Cricket Review

11:54 Championship Play-Off Final Review

14:25 Ireland Touch Rugby – Brian Fitzgerald

  • 14:49 How Brian got involved
  • 16:07 World Cup 2011
  • 18:44 Inclusivity
  • 20:04 Schools
  • 21:21 Keeping young players involved in rugby
  • 26:30 Rules
  • 27:33 Irish Touch League
  • 29:10 Social Media

30:51 Europa / Champions League Preview – Mark Rodden

  • 31:30 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United
  • 36:36 Wolves
  • 38:53 Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City
  • 43:25 Cristiano Ronaldo’s Future
  • 45:10 Atalanta’s Serie A Rise
  • 49:30 PSG
  • 52:07 Frank Lampard’s Chelsea
  • 54:03 Our Winner(s)

57:56 This week’s Champions League fixtures

62:20 Coming up on Tackling Sport

Introduction to Touch Rugby https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1P_GxGyq4eE

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