It’s FAI Cup First Round weekend and we’re looking back at some of the excellent performances from the clubs participating in the first round with Kilnamanagh manager Keith Foy and the LOITV commentator for ‘that’ viral Athlone IT goal, Gordon Brett.
The show starts with hosts Dean Zambra and Breifne Earley taking a look back at the the weekends first round results in the FAI Cup.
Keith talks us through his Kilnamanagh’s 4-1 victory at St. Kevin’s Boys, the club’s recent journey with three consecutive promotions in the Leinster Senior League to their historic first ever appearance in the top flight of that league this season.
He chats about the addition of Gary McCabe, Dean Clarke and Conor Kenna to the squad and specifically Conor’s impact with his dual role as Head of Youth Development in the club in recent seasons.
LOITV commentator for Athlone Town, Gordon Brett joins us to talk about the most exciting game of the weekend as comebacks, sendings off, last minute goals, even later goals, penalties and a rollercoaster of emotion for both teams. We obviously discuss the viral sensation that was the Glen McAuley strike to complete his debut hat-trick and force penalties against Waterford.
He chats about the development of the coverage and the excellent work of Anthony Quinn and his production team at Quinn AV who have been key partners on the project. He discusses the work being done behind the scenes at the club and the positive steps which have been taken in recent years to create the foundations for the improved senior performances this season.
Finally Dean chats through the recent European games and previews the weekend’s action in the Premier and First Division of the SSE Airtricity League.