For most of us the option to retire from our jobs at 40 years of age would be a dream come true. But if you are a full time sports person then the onset of your final match or your final race can be a daunting one. Some find the thrill of competing a difficult one to replace on civvy street, others find it difficult to move on. For most the rigours and the discipline of living as a professional athlete stands to them when the full time is called on a sporting career, but how do you deal with ...
Last Sunday was a reminder of the wonderful spectacle of sport as Dublin beat Kerry in the all- Ireland semi final in a thrilling encounter that is being touted as the game of the decade . A few miles from Croke Park across the city lies St Patricks Institution & two Sundays ago another game was played within its high walls topped with barbed wire where ex professional footballer Richie Sadlier came out of retirement to put on his boots not to play but to referee the game. Richard joins Miriam in studio.
These are our three finalists from over 550 entrants to the John Murray Show/Saturday Night Show emerging music competition. Chanele McGuinness, Gary Showbiz and The New Transmission will battle it out in our live Studio 8 final on the John Murray Show on Thursday, May 29th for that coveted slot on the Saturday Night Show on May 31st.
John's next guest fled Baghdad in 1991 following the George Bush Snr invasion of Iraq, Akilless Haider found himself working in an Irish pub in Spain & it was there he got infected with the GAA bug, becoming goalkeeper with the local club the Costa Gaels. Akilless joins John on the line from Spain.