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#Genius Week

# genius-week - Sunday 7 June, 2020

'Had we lost that 2002 All-Ireland I would have emigrated'

Joe Kernan mixed modern ideas with old school thinking as he turned Armagh from contenders into champions in 2002.

'They love playing the game and they're four of the best that have ever played it'

TJ Reid, Patrick Horgan, Seamus Callanan and Joe Canning all emerged together and continue to star in hurling.

# genius-week - Friday 5 June, 2020

'He was a very slight lad, and appeared unfit at times. Then all of a sudden, he'd get the ball and do a bit of magic'

How Damien Duff reached the very top as a player, and what he has been doing to ensure his coaching career is just as successful.

# genius-week - Thursday 4 June, 2020

‘The only time I got near George Best was in the queue for the jacks’

How do you stop the best players on the planet weaving their magic? Garry Doyle spoke to the men who got up close and personal with George Best, Pele, Maradona, Rory McIlroy and Jonah Lomu.

'Maurice was my favourite footballer, I'm in awe of the man and I played with him'

Kerry team-mates recall Maurice Fitzgerald’s brilliant performance as he hit 0-9 in his first All-Ireland final in 1997.

# genius-week - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

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The man who didn't give a f**k

As part of Genius Week, we chat to Paolo Hewitt about his biography of Robin Friday, one of the great footballing cult heroes.

‘One of the greatest privileges of my life was training with Matt Connor’

40 years ago this summer the Offaly legend gave one of the greatest individual displays ever witnessed in Croke Park.

# genius-week - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

'We were up 10 points and she just scored three or four goals' - battles with a 12-time All-Ireland winner

Former Cork camogie star Sandie Fitzgibbon reflects on the days when she came up against Angela Downey.

'He was almost poetic' - Gary Lineker tells us about Hugh McIlvanney's genius

The Match of the Day presenter celebrates one of sportswriting’s masters in a special edition of the Behind the Lines podcast.

# genius-week - Monday 1 June, 2020

'King Carlos' - Kiwi out-half Spencer was the greatest maverick of them all

The All Blacks and Blues out-half thrilled fans with his audacious, creative play.