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Thursday, 30 August 2007

Thursday, 30 August 2007

  • Ahead of the Hurling All-Ireland final between Kilkenny and Limerick, Des headed to Dicksboro in Kilkenny City.

    Former Kilkenny player Charlie Carter gave his views on the All-Ireland final, as does Eamonn Cregan, who was a member of the last Limerick team to win an All-Ireland in 1973. And former Tipperary manager and player Nicky English also took a look back at the hurling year.

    1982 Cats heroes Christy Heffernan and Noel Skehan are also in the studio to talk about their great victory over Cork in the 1982 final.

    Present stars Andrew O' Shaugnessy of Limerick and Kilkenny's Eoin Larkin will be taking different sides on Sunday, but by day they work side-by-side as members of the Irish Army. The Road to Croker looked at what life is like in the armed forces for the two star players and their preparations for the All-Ireland final.

    Back in the 1930s, Kilkenny and Limerick met in three All-Irelands. Martin White was a member of that Kilkenny team and he remembers those matches and compares the hurling of today and yesteryear.

    Recently retired Limerick hurler TJ Ryan and Joe Quaid, former Limerick goalkeeper, also join Des.

    Last Sunday saw Kerry progress to another All-Ireland football final, but there must have been anxious moments for the Kerry followers when an injured Darragh Ó Sé left the pitch in the first half. However, Darragh was to rejoin the action in the second half after receiving treatment. The Road to Croker were there with Megan Gooding, physio to the Kerry team, to find out what happened and to gain an insight into her work with the Kerry footballers.

    The Road to Croker with Des Cahill, Thursdays at 8pm on RTÉ Two and RTÉ.ie/sport.