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Telling the untold stories in sport.

Every Monday and Wednesday, we discuss the biggest topics in sport by talking to players, agents, referees and everyone in between.

If you want a different insight into the world of sport, this is the podcast for you.

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Tackling Sport Sean Hussey & Daniel Hussey

    • Football
    • 4.9, 37 Ratings

Telling the untold stories in sport.

Every Monday and Wednesday, we discuss the biggest topics in sport by talking to players, agents, referees and everyone in between.

If you want a different insight into the world of sport, this is the podcast for you.

Subscribe so you don't miss an episode. If you want a topic discussed, get in touch with the show below.

Social Media: @tacklingsport
Website: www.tacklingsport.com
Email: editor@tacklingsport.com

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

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

    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

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep 9: Chloe Mustaki - Beating Cancer, Playing Semi-Pro with Charlton, Ireland Squads & ACL Injury

    Ep 9: Chloe Mustaki - Beating Cancer, Playing Semi-Pro with Charlton, Ireland Squads & ACL Injury

    Chloe Mustaki joins us to discuss her battle with cancer, playing semi-pro for Charlton, Ireland squads, balancing working full-time and her determination to come back from her ACL injury and get that elusive first international cap. 
    In 2014, after captaining the Ireland Under 19s to the semi-finals of the European Championships, Chloe was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma. She managed to battle through and get herself health again. 
    Then, earlier this year, she was playing semi-pro with Charlton, and in line for her first Ireland cap, when she suffered an ACL injury.
    Despite the setback, she is determined to come back stronger than ever. 
    Closing the show this week is 'Doorstep' - Sinead McConville https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOIp11DWFww

    • 55 min
    Ep 8: Bumper League of Ireland Preview - Daire O'Connor (#10, Cork City), Colin Brett (CEO, PlayerStatData) & WatchLOI

    Ep 8: Bumper League of Ireland Preview - Daire O'Connor (#10, Cork City), Colin Brett (CEO, PlayerStatData) & WatchLOI

    Busy show this week, as we discuss the resumption of the League of Ireland.
    WatchLOI is the new streaming service for the league. Can it be sustained in the future?
    We chat with Daire O'Connor (#10, Cork City) on lockdown, Zoom training, working under different managers, style of play, playing without fans and his views on WatchLOI.
    Colin Brett (CEO, PlayerStatData) joins us to talk about setting up PlayerStatData, focussing on the League of Ireland, what's involved with collecting stats, what exactly is a progressive pass and how players can get a 1% edge. 
    We end the show by asking how can the League of Ireland win over Irish fans who only watch the Premier League?
    00:12 WatchLOI
    03:40 Daire O'Connor (#10, Cork City)
    03:52 Resumption 04:10 Neale Fenn 04:53 Cork City's aims 06:00 John Caulfield 07:50 Zoom Trainings 09:13 Style of Play 10:50 Playing without fans 12:15 Teammates 13:10 WatchLOI  15:45 LOI Perception 18:05 #10 Role 23:30 Quickfire Questions 29:14 Playing from the back, #10 & Cork's aims
    34:50 Colin Brett (CEO, PlayerStatData)
    35:10 Setting up PlayerStatData 36:15 League of Ireland 37:40 Stats 39:00 5 Hours watching a game 41:30 Skyscanner 42:30 Irish Players Going Abroad 44:30 Transfers 46:20 WatchLOI 48:16 Key Stats 50:08 Consistency 53:00 Week Ahead 56:50 Stats & Transfers
    58:23 Roberto Lopes (Shamrock Rovers)
    60:10 League of Ireland's Opportunity
    63:45 How do we encourage Premier League fans in Ireland to watch the League of Ireland?
    66:57 Next Monday: Chloe Mustaki Interview (Charlton & Ireland)
    67:20 'Sleep Off' - Madison Front https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmkSpjXMQe4
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ep 7: Ironman - Carl Wallace on his comeback from two knee injuries to completing a full Ironman. Ryan Murphy also joins us to discuss their 'lockdown' Ironman for Support4Drummo

    Ep 7: Ironman - Carl Wallace on his comeback from two knee injuries to completing a full Ironman. Ryan Murphy also joins us to discuss their 'lockdown' Ironman for Support4Drummo

    Carl Wallace joins us to discuss completing a full Ironman and the journey to that with two long-term injuries. We discuss the mental side of dealing with injuries, meeting Padraig Harrington, training, nutrition, and the gruelling race itself.
    Ryan Murphy also joins us on the line to talk about the Support4Drummo campaign and how both he and Carl raised funds doing a 'lockdown' Ironman.
    We also take a look back at last week's finish to the EFL Championship and preview the upcoming playoffs. 
    00:12 Week in Sport 04:50 Carl Wallace Interview 56:28 Support4Drummo Run 65:13 Charities 66:10 'Sea of Uncertainity' BENJAYMN Support4Drummo: https://www.gofundme.com/f/support4drummo?utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link-tip
    Logan's Fundraiser: https://www.gofundme.com/f/logan039s-fundraiser?utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link-tip

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep 6: GAA Referee Show - David Coldrick on reffing All-Ireland finals and recent rule changes.

    Ep 6: GAA Referee Show - David Coldrick on reffing All-Ireland finals and recent rule changes.

    We turn to GAA this week and are joined by multiple All-Ireland Final referee with David Coldrick. We discuss his own refereeing journey to three All Ireland Finals, what it's like reffing inter-county, balancing work commitments, recent rule changes, documentaries and encouraging more younger referees.
     
    RTE Documentary 'All-Ireland Final Day' 2015:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhNzf31pgc0
    Setanta's 'Men in Black' with Eir Sport 2014:




    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1T_X78l-q8
     
    00:11 Introduction
     
    00:56 David Coldrick Chat
    01:10 Getting into refereeing 08:00 Inter-County 12:30 Balancing GAA & work 14:00 Expenses & Umpires 15:50 All Ireland Final Buildup 18:56 Encouraging young referees 20:20 Dealing with abuse 26:20 RTE/Setanta Documentaries 29:50 2015 All-Ireland Final Dublin v Kerry  33:20 New rule changes 35:20 Club v County 37:52 Black Card 42:40 Inter-County Referee's Union 45:00 The not so Quickfire Round  
    55:00 Our thoughts
    Music by Madison Front 'Sleep Off' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmkSpjXMQe4

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep 5: Jerry Kiernan – 1982 & 1992 Dublin Marathon winner, 1984 Olympics & 4 minute miler – talks Irish Athletics

    Ep 5: Jerry Kiernan – 1982 & 1992 Dublin Marathon winner, 1984 Olympics & 4 minute miler – talks Irish Athletics

    We are joined by former Olympic marathon runner Jerry Kiernan. We talk about his two Dublin marathon wins 10 years apart, finishing 9th in the Olympics 1984, running a 4 minute mile, working in RTE, the lack of coverage for Irish athletics, doping in sport and his love affair with Barcelona FC. 
    Jerry runs a running club in UCD for people of all abilities, every Tuesday at 6 and Saturday at 10.30. 
    We apologise for the slight background noise on Jerry's line. 
    00:12 Introduction
    02:10 Jerry Kiernan Interview
    02:30 Growing up in Kerry 06:30 4 minute mile 08:45 Dublin marathon 12:30 National championships controversy 14:43 Balancing running and teaching 17:14 Olympics 1984 21:10 Coaching 29:17 Working with RTE 33:00 Lack of Irish athletics coverage 39:40 John Travers' 13.28 5k time 43:54 Irish Olympic hopes 2021 47:55 Love of Italy and Barcelona FC 50:43 Irish Sports Council Grants 53:20 Doping in Sport 57:06 Quick fire Questions 1:04:43 Our thoughts
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    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Everyone@69 ,

Carl Wallace was great

Carl was great on the podcast, well done Carl

DanielH504 ,

Good show

Worth the listen.

EamonHussey ,

Fantastic insight into different lives within sport

Looking forward to more episodes

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