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The Road To Croker with Des CahillRTE Two, Thursday, 8.00pm

Thursday, 12 July 2007

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  • Des Cahill introduces the first edition of the show from the clubhouse of St Oliver Plunkett's/Eoghan Ruadh in Dublin. The first guests are Sligo's Noel Maguire and Kieran Quinn, still on a high after helping their side secure their first Connacht football title since 1975 [includes an interview with Sligo Kits Manager Reggie McNulty and footage from Sligo's win over Galway.

  • Damien Lawlor of The Sunday Independent discusses Waterford's quest for an All-Ireland Hurling title includes footage of Waterford's hurling win over Limerick.

  • Martin McHugh reflects on Armagh's loss to Derry last weekend, and discusses Tipperary forward Declan Browne's retirement from inter-county football. Damien Lawlor offers his assessment of Ger Loughnane's Galway.

  • Martin McHugh previews the Ulster Football Final between Monaghan and Tyrone in Clones. Frank McNally of The Irish Times discusses the trials and tribulations of being a Monaghan supporter.

  • Martin McHugh and Damien Lawlor preview the weekend's football qualifiers, which pit Derry against Mayo, Louth against Kildare, Meath against Fermanagh, and Westmeath v Donegal.

  • Paul Bealin, former All-Ireland winner with Dublin, and current Wexford manager, looks ahead to the Leinster Final between Dublin and Laois.

  • Dublin All-Ireland winner Bernard Brogan, and his wife, Maria, tell what it's like to see their sons, Alan and Bernard, lining out for Dublin in Croke Park.