The Sports Panel – 27/01/20

To finish up today’s Morning Focus, we took a look back on the latest action in sport.

Tommy Guilfoyle, Clare Hurling Analyst joined us on-air as it was a busy weekend of sport for Clare teams. In hurling, St Flannans of Ennis secured their place in their first Harty Cup final since 2007, while Brian Lohan’s first National League game saw a strong win over Carlow in Ennis. The Senior Footballers were defeated by a point by Westmeath, while the U20s were stopped just short of an O’Connor Cup title by the reigning Champions Offaly. The Scariff-Ogonnelloe camogie side saw a goal deny them a place in the All Ireland Senior Club final, while the Ladies Footballers were defeated by a dominant Armagh.

Briefly, Kieran Shannon, Columnist with the Irish Examiner joined us on the line following the tragic passing of basketball star, Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash in California. The 41-year-old, a five-time N-B-A champion with the Los Angeles Lakers, is considered one of the greatest players in the sport’s history. It’s reported nine people were killed when the aircraft came down, including Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna.


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