This week we focus on some of the excellent off-pitch developments raising standards across the league with Daniel Lambert, COO of Bohemians, Ken Robinson, CEO of DCU Sport and Drogheda United chairman Conor Hoey joining hosts Alan Keane and Breifne Earley to chat about their respective new partnerships over the last week.
We start with former Lilywhite Alan Keane taking a look back at the President’s Cup (0:18) between Shamrock Rovers and Dundalk last Friday night where his old side secured the first silverware of the season with a penalty shoot out victory after an end to end battle in Tallaght Stadium.
Alan also gives his opinion on the coaching and managerial situation at Dundalk after the recent announcement that UEFA Pro Licence holder Shane Keegan was in the hot seat at Oriel Park. (7:07) He also discusses the similar situation at Richmond Park where Alan Mathews holds the qualification and the title of manager while Stephen O’Donnell will be the Head Coach.
Alan and Breifne take a look back at the other games played in pre-season over the last week (9:59) and preview the upcoming first round of games in the Premier Division this weekend (12:02).
Daniel Lambert of Bohemians and Ken Robinson of DCU Sport joins us (22:02) to discuss their new ground breaking 18 year arrangement which secures Bohemians long term future in the heart of their own local community.
They discuss the origins of the idea and the specifics of the deal and what it means for both the club and the university, initially purely as a facilities arrangement but as a larger relationship over the duration of the contract.
Conor Hoey, chairman of Drogheda United, joins the conversation (42:22) to discuss some of the club’s own advances on and off the pitch as they adjust to life back in the Premier Division and at their recently renamed Head in the Game Park.