GAA Podcast – ‘To the Point’ (Episode 3)

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(L-R) John McCloskey, Adrian Logan (host) & Paul McErlean


Welcome to our third GAA Podcast – ‘To the Point’ – hosted by Adrian Logan

Each podcast surveys all happenings in GAA as the season develops, with in-depth opinion and analysis from key individuals on and off the field.

This week Adrian is joined in the studio by:

John McCloskey: High Performance Coach and trainer. John trained Crossmaglen and Armagh to All-Ireland titles and helped Derry to a NFL crown. He also spent two years as skills coach at Premiership Rugby side London Wasps.


Paul McErlean: Former Antrim Centre-half forward. Paul was on the 1990 Queen’s University Belfast Sigerson Cup winning team.

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Points for discussion are documented below.

(Times are indicated should you wish to listen to any specific point raised):

00.00: Introduction

01.37: Paul’s memories from his playing days

04.30: Ulster sides from 2000 onwards and their new level of professionalism

05.40: GAA teams dealing with the media in the modern era

10.10: Does the GAA need a PR make over when it comes to its presentation and displaying of its skills?

10.38: But Paul the crowds are falling..aren’t they?

12.28: Should the GAA have a professional PR company looking after the organisation and production?

13.42: John, are the falling attendances your fault – is the game attractive enough?

16.39: Is the message of the GAA harder to get out there through the local media coverage?

23.35: The state of the game?

25.17: – Handball/weightlifting…?

26.15: St Patrick’s Day All Ireland Club Final success and the success of Crossmaglen Rangers

29.00: DUP Mayor of Ballymoney attending hurling final

31.36: Predictions for the All-Ireland?

32.53: John, are you ever going to become a manager?

37.00: Logie, who do you think is going to win the All-Ireland this year…?

37.06: Conclusion

 37.46: End


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