Tiernan O'Halloran, James Downey and a big November preview on The Hard Yards 3 years ago

Tiernan O'Halloran, James Downey and a big November preview on The Hard Yards

A great show for you this week...

We talk November internationals, what's expected of Ireland, a South Africa preview, Bundee Aki and we also have a chat about all things Connacht.


Host Andy McGeady and SportsJOE reporter Pat McCarry are joined by former Munster and Ireland centre James Downey in studio, and Connacht and Ireland full back Tiernan O'Halloran.

0.50 - James discusses playing with Clontarf
3.20 - How different players deal with the medua
4.50 - The modern day curse of Twitter
5.20 - The curious case of Chris Ashton's Twitter
8.00 - Tadhg Furlong on the challenge facing Ireland from South Africa on Saturday
10.30 - Expectations for November
11.40 - What's a good November series?
14.30 - What the panel hopes to see in terms of play and players. Off the cuff
17.00 - What would make a poor series?
18.20 - Talk turns to Jacob Stockdale
19.20 - James discusses the art of defending as a centre and also the difference between defence and tackling
21.30 - The chop tackle
25.30 - Tiernan O'Halloran interview
27.40 - His spell playing football with Galway
28.50 - The weird occasion which saw him playing for Leinster against Connacht
34.00 - Playing under Pat Lam
35.00 - Pat Lam leaving and the player's meeting they had after the announcement
37.00 - Kieran Keane
39.00 - Playing Munster this year
39.30 - Disappointment at missing out on Ireland this November
42.00 - Bundee Aki
44.00 - What Bundee will bring to Ireland
46.00 - The panel discuss the weekend's games
53.00 - Twitter questions
56.20 - Balance of the Irish squad
1.00.00 - The latest on Irelands RWC bid