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The full hour long edition of ‘Crouch Pause Engage’ hosted by Ian ‘Moggy’ Morgan. The guests on the panel are Brian O’Meara, Gerry Murphy, and Joe Schmidt (with a little background pub chatter too for ambience!).


Runtime: 1hr 3mins

If you missed out four segments throughout the week, find an hour to spare and take a listen to this expert panel hosted by Ian ‘Moggy’ Morgan on all things rugby as a prelude to the Ireland vs England Six Nations game.

Brian O Meara is a former Irish rugby union player. After winning two senior cups with PBC, he joined Cork Con, playing in four AIL Finals.. He has also won 99 caps for Leinster, after moving from Munster whom he played with from 1997 – 2000. He also has won 9 caps for Ireland between 1997 and 2003, including two appearances in the 1999 Rugby World Cup. He is the 6th highest point scorer for Leinster rugby behind Ian Madigan, Jonathan Sexton, Felipe Contepomi and Ross Byrne.

Gerry Murphy began his coaching career at Wanderers. He has coached Clontarf RFC and the Ireland U-21s. He was in charge of the senior Ireland team from 1992 to 1995, beating England, twice home and away, in 1993 and 1994. Murphy also lead Ireland to the quarter-finals of the 1995 Rugby World Cup. He coached Terenure College RFC and Terenure College Schools, he was the backs coach when Terenure won the Leinster Schools Senior Cup in 2001. He also coached the Leinster A team, as well as a spell as interim coach for the Leinster senior squad following the departure of Declan Kidney midway through the 2004/05 season.

Joe Schmidt is the New Zealand-born rugby union coach, who needs no introduction. He was the head coach of Ireland from 2013–2019. In six years under his leadership, Ireland won three Six Nations Championships, including a Grand Slam in 2018, and were ranked number 1 in the World Rugby Rankings for the first time in their history in 2019, and recorded their first-ever wins over his home nation of New Zealand. Schmidt’s first head coaching role in Europe was with Leinster Rugby, beginning in 2010. He brought unprecedented success to the province, reaching six finals and winning four trophies in three years.

………oh, and Moggy too!