Episode one will see Donegal footballer Michael Murphy swap sports with former Welsh rugby winger Shane Williams. Murphy travelled to France to team up with Top 14 side Clermont Auvergne and in return, Williams temporarily joined Murphy’s club Glenswilly. Both players spent a week immersing themselves in their new sport and club before taking part in a final challenge set by AIB and designed to test whether GAA club players can compete at the same level as professional athletes.
The Toughest Trade Facebook LIVE event
The time has almost come lads! The first episode of The Toughest Trade airs on RTE2 at 9.30pm tomorrow (Wednesday). Episode one will see Donegal footballer Michael Murphy swap sports with former Welsh rugby winger Shane Williams. Murphy travelled to France to team up with Top 14 side Clermont Auvergne and in return, Williams temporarily joined Murphy’s club Glenswilly.
For all you who want to learn more about the experiences of both players, we'll be broadcasting an expert panel discussion through Facebook Live. The event will begin broadcasting on facebook.com/AIBGAA from 9.00pm on Wednesday before the episode goes on air.
Hosted by Joanne Cantwell, special guests will include Michael Murphy and previous show participants Brendan Maher and Aaron Kernan. Joanne will be joined by an expert panel that will include Kerry football star Marc Ó Sé, rugby legend turned coach Geordan Murphy and sports pundit Ciaran Murphy. Before the show, during the ad breaks and after the show the panel will provide insightful analysis, discussion, and debate about The Toughest Trade, the GAA and its comparisons with professional sports.
It's not to be missed so make sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page throughout the show.