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What ever happened to the South-East's lost football team?

What ever happened to the South-East's lost football team?

All this week on Beat, we're looking back on the South-East's lost League of Ireland team.

Our sports spotlight 'Heroes and Ghosts' takes a look back at the rise and fall of Kilkenny City FC, from those who were inside the club.

Kevin Galvin speaks to Chairman Jim Rhatigan, former manager Alfie Hale, and James Carew of Pรณg Mo Goal magazine, about the story behind a club that saw 20 managers and two promotions in 22 years playing Senior soccer.

We hear about why a junior club on the banks of the Nore decided to enter the national league, the halycon days under Waterford legend Hale, what caused the club to eventually fold in 2008, and we ask if there is a future for League of Ireland soccer in the Marble City?

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Episode 1

In our first episode, Kevin looks at the foundation of Kilkenny City.

Episode 2

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Our second episode looks at a milestone appointment in the history of the club.

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