Irish Sport to Shine on Late Late Stage

Sport takes centre stage on the seasonal return of the Late Late Show on RTÉ TV tonight.

The Irish Senior Women’s Hockey Team will be chatting about their stunning success when they made history becoming the first Irish sporting team to reach a World Cup final; the huge support they received from home and the impact their victory is having on hockey in Ireland.

They will be joined in the Green room and then on the iconic set of the show by Limerick’s finest, Senior Hurling Manager John Kiely, captain Declan Hannon and strength and conditioning coach Joe O’Connor who will be discussing their breakthrough summer.

And if you thought of heading out after that, stay a while. Gymnast Rhys McClenaghan will be on talking about beating Olympic champion Max Whitlock to win pommel horse Gold at the European Championships.

Hurdler Thomas Barr about becoming the first ever Irish man to win a medal in a sprint event in the history of the same championships; and swimmer Ellen Keane will tell viewers about the Irish team’s huge success in the Allianz European Para Swimming Championships in Dublin last month, including her own victory in the 100m breaststroke SB8.

The final sporting connection to the show will see Clare based cave diver Jim Warny share his experience of the rescue mission that saved the lives of 12 young footballers and their coach in Thailand.

The show gets underway at 9:35 tonight.

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