GAA Podcast – ‘To the Point’ (Episode 5)

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Welcome to our fifth 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 by:

Enda McGinley: Triple All-Ireland winning mid-fielder with Tyrone. Enda is one of the games most decorated players having won: 3 All-Ireland Senior medals, 2 All-Ireland Under 21 medals, 1 All-Ireland Minor medal, 4 Ulster Senior medals, 2 National League medals, 1 Sigerson Cup medal, 1 Ulster Club medal. Enda was also a 2008 All-Star.


 Willie Moore: Strength and Conditioning Coach at University of Ulster.




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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

01.17: In recent years the bar has been raised in terms of fitness. Has it been raised too high? Where is all this going? Will players’ careers be shortened?

05.00: Enda what is the level of commitment that a player has to give nowadays to play for his county in Gaelic Football?

08.52: Is it GAA really an amateur game anymore consider the level of preparation required?

17.17: Crowds – why are the falling off?

23.03: Enda, explain what it is like running out onto the field on All-Ireland day in Croke Park

26.37: This weekend’s League Final predictions…?

34.19: Ulster Championship predictions…?

35.37: All-Ireland predictions…?

41.48: Biggest shock yet to come…?

43.15: Conclusion


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About Author

Eamonn Mallie

I am a regular contributor to discussion programmes on TV and radio both at home and abroad. An experienced political editor and author specialising in Politics, Security and 20th Century Art.


  1. Eamonn, this is a great service and you are blazing a trail in GAA media. Thanks for arranging this and I recommend this site to every GAA fan I know! 

    • Eamonn Mallie.

      Thanks for your support Conor: Please spread the gospel. We also do a rugby podcast. We love these events each week. It is such craic engaging with people who are so passionate about their sport. RT all the way!

  2. An expert on sport, Art and Politics, and a good coffee….what a genius.