Travel Tales – Eamon O’Shea

The GAA All Ireland Minor hurling final takes place this Sunday, 3rd July between Tipperary and Offaly and the GAA Minor Moments podcast guest this week is Tipperary legend Eamon O’Shea.

The Tipperary All Ireland winning player and coach, explores his journey from a Tipperary Minor hurler in 1976 to becoming one of the games great coaching revolutionaries of the 21st century.


In the wide-ranging discussion, we get an insight into Eamon’s unique player-centred approach to coaching which encourages self-expression and challenges the individual to strive for better while emphasising the importance of creativity as a collective.

As Eamon describes his major influence, he also charts the progression of hurling, how it has changed and what the future may hold.

Tipperary’s opponents in the final will be Offaly who will be making their first final appearance since 1989 when Brian Whelahan captained his side to victory over a Clare team that featured Jamesie O’Connor. The GAA Minor Moments Podcast, brought to you by electric Ireland, also interviewed Brian and Jamesie and can listen to both of those legend on Clare FM or listen here