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Three Man Weave - Niall Murphy, Return Of Diarmuid Connolly & Favourite Commentary Moments
Apr 17 • 65 min
We’re well into club month, and we discuss some of the highlights, such as the return of Diarmuid Connolly, a Corofin defeat, and some very confused refereeing. Maurice, Mark, and Mick also present their favourite TV GAA commentary moments. If you have…
World in Union - Nathan Hines, RFU’s Great Idea, Champions Cup Preview
Apr 16 • 48 min
It’s a huge weekend of rugby and the lads are certainly excited! On this week’s podcast, Maurice and Mick look ahead to two huge Champions Cup Semi-Finals and talk about Leinster’s form as well as what a win would mean for Munster as a club. We also…
Three Man Weave - Declan Hannon, Underappreciated Players, Davy Fitzgerald’s Sideline Antics
Apr 9 • 44 min
Gaelic football is a broad sport with many stand-out performers, but who are the performers who operate at an extremely high-level yet receive little attention or praise for it? On this week’s show, we discuss the game’s underappreciated players, and ask…
Three Man Weave - Jason Doherty, Fisted Points Controversy, Greatest Sticksmen In Hurling
Apr 3 • 51 min
Three league finals may be completed but the real action is only getting started: The fisted points controversy! The Mayo myth! Wristy hurlers versus great sticksmen! It’s an absolutely packed show this week. In Mick’s absence, the lads debate whether it…
World In Union - Jake Heenan, Diving In Rugby, Ireland’s Best Number 8
Apr 1 • 40 min
What a sensational weekend of rugby! On this week’s show, the lads discuss a glorious three days of entertainment. We discuss those Jamie Heaslip comments and who really is the best number 8 in Ireland. We also reflect on that Tadhg Beirne incident.…
Three Man Weave - Ep 9: Chris Barrett, Paul Murphy, Stephen McMenamin
Mar 27 • 52 min
On this week’s show, we bring you the best of the League Finals launch with Mayo’s Christ Barrett, Kerry’s Paul Murphy, and Donegal’s Stephen McMenamin talks about the impact of Stephen Rochford. The lads also discuss a fairer tiering of the football…
World In Union - Steven McMahon On Leaving Munster, World Cup Bolters, Champions Cup Preview
Mar 25 • 50 min
Mick is back! On this week’s show, the lads look at the new World Rugby rule trials (04:34) and discuss whether they are really necessary. We also caught up with former Munster academy man Steven McMahon who is currently in his second year with…
Three Man Weave - Mickey Graham, Sarah Rowe, Kick-Out Creativity
Mar 22 • 46 min
Episode 8 is here! On this week’s show, we caught up with Mayo star Sarah Rowe after her recent season playing AFL. We also spoke to Cavan coach Mickey Graham and captain Raymond Galligan. The lads also discussed the new kick-out approach of several…
World in Union - Ep 16 Brett Wilkinson, Picking The Ireland World Cup Squad
Mar 20 • 34 min
Former Connacht prop and now coach with Hong Kong rugby union Brett Wilkinson joined us to discuss his move to Asia, the transition from playing to coaching, Dan McFarland and Ireland’s Six Nations campaign! Also, the lads picked the World Cup squad we…
Three Man Weave - Ep 7: Westmeath’s Tommy Doyle, Wicklow’s Warren Kavanagh
Mar 13 • 61 min
What a weekend! Westmeath FINALLY got promoted and we caught up with Tommy Doyle who told us how relieved he was after that. The lads had a strong debate about Sunday Game coverage and discuss the plight of the Offaly hurlers. We also caught up with…
World In Union - Ep 15: What do have to fear from Wales?
Mar 12 • 61 min
Josh Gardner from the Blood and Mud podcast rejoins us to talk about what awaits Ireland in Cardiff on Saturday. They are one game away from the Grand Slam despite not having scored a bonus point in the competition so far. So, how good are they? And how…
Three Man Weave - Ep 6: Meath’s Shane McEntee
Mar 6 • 56 min
Meath are back! After their one point win over Kildare at the weekend, Meath sit top of Division 2 of the Allianz Football League after five rounds of games. We speak to their midfielder Shane McEntee about how things are going for the Royals. We go…
World In Union - Ep 14: Nobody Wants The World League
Mar 5 • 52 min
As the plans of World Rugby for a new World League are leaked to much outrage across the rugby world, New Zealand based rugby writer Paul Baines (@drivingmaul) joins us to discuss the real reasons this is being considered and to tell us that the numbers…
Three Man Weave - Ep 5: Football - Down’s Donal O’Hare
Mar 1 • 45 min
Our second show of the day. We discuss the worst GAA hot-takes of all time. Where does Colm O’Rourke’s Keith Higgins opinion rank? We talk to Down’s Donal O’Hare on the back of his hat-trick against Longford last weekend. We also guess the spreads for…
Three Man Weave - Ep 4: Hurling - Shane Conway
Mar 1 • 49 min
On this week’s hurling show, Maurice talks to Kerry and Lixnaw’s Shane Conway on the back of winning the Fitzgibbon Cup with UCC. We give a much needed So-Called Weaker County League update and once again, guess the spread. Football show to follow later…
World In Union - Ep 13: What Has Gone Wrong For Ireland & Alan Kingsley
Feb 26 • 48 min
Ireland’s trip to Rome yielded 5 points but not the performance we wanted. What is wrong with Ireland? We also look back on a classic between Wales and England. We catch up with former AIL Out-Half Alan Kingsley, now making a career in coaching. Alan is…
Luke McManus - Jump Girls, Irish Sport Documentaries and Horse Racing
Feb 20 • 29 min
‘Jump Girls’ is a brand new observational feature documentary which provides unique access to the women making their living at the top of racing: trainer Jessica Harrington and her daughters Kate and Emma, and top jockeys Rachael Blackmore, Katie Walsh,…
World In Union - Ep 12: Paddy Butler & Picking Ireland Team V Italy
Feb 19 • 49 min
The Six Nations is back this weekend with Ireland in Rome. Maurice is advocating an experimental lineup for the game on Sunday with an eye to the World Cup, though we’re not sure Joe will agree. We catch up with former Munster No. 8 Paddy Butler who’s…
Three Man Weave - Ep 3: Peter Duggan
Feb 15 • 48 min
Controversially, we’ve found a new name. Let us know if you hate it. We’re open to capitulation. On this week’s show, we talk to Clare’s All-Star Peter Duggan about Clare’s consistency, winning his club’s first All-Star and sneaking hurleys into Cusack…
World In Union (Bonus): Ian Costello
Feb 14 • 37 min
EXTRA SHOW ALERT! For our second show this week, we talk to former Munster and current Wasps assistant coach Ian Costello in a wide ranging discussion about coaching and the current trends in rugby tactics. If you enjoy the show, please rate and leave a…
World In Union - Ep 11: Max McFarland
Feb 12 • 61 min
It was a case of job done for Ireland in Murrayfield at the weekend, even if it wasn’t the most spectacular of performances again. We chat about what Ireland need to change between now and the rest of the Six Nations. We also continue our series with…
Balls.ie GAA Podcast - Ep 2: Pundit Wars, Carlow Rising With Richard Coady
Feb 7 • 50 min
We still have no name! Some great suggestions but we’re going to put it out there for another week. The best suggestion wins a GAA hamper. After Carlow’s famous draw against Galway in Division 1B of the Hurling League, we talk to their player Richard…
Six Nations Takeaway With Brent Pope - Ep 2
Feb 7 • 32 min
Brent Pope joins Mick to talk about what went wrong for Ireland against England and we go through Joe Schmidt’s changes for Murrayfield. Get in touch with the show at @ballsdotie In association with Carryout Off Licence.
World In Union - Ep 10: Mugging Off Austin Healey and Picking Ireland Team For Murrayfield
Feb 6 • 66 min
Ireland Six Nations didn’t get off to the start we expected. We review a brilliant England display at the Aviva and ask what went wrong for Ireland. Moving on, what do Ireland need to do to make sure this was a one off? We look at the team Joe will pick…
Balls.ie GAA Podcast (Ep.1) - Dublin vs 15 Of The Rest, Terry Hyland, Guess The Spread
Feb 1 • 39 min
We’re back! The GAA season is well underway and it’s time for the return of the Balls.ie GAA podcast. On this week’s episode, Maurice was joined by Mark and debutant Aaron to pick a 15 from the rest of the country to rival Dublin. We also caught up with…
World In Union - Ep 9: Charlie Morgan on England
Jan 29 • 39 min
The Six Nations is almost here. On Saturday, Ireland start their Grand Slam defence was the old enemy come to Dublin. What of England though? Has Eddie Jones turned things around? Is there a sting in their tail this season? We talk to Charlie Morgan of…
World In Union - Ep 8: Picking The Irish XV vs. England
Jan 24 • 47 min
It was 4/4 for the Irish provinces in Europe again last weekend. We chat about the Champions Cup quarter finals and start our look ahead to the Six Nations, picking the Ireland team we think Joe Schmidt will go with for the visit of England to the Aviva…
World In Union - Ep 7 Ben Cisneros rugbyandthelaw.com
Jan 15 • 45 min
Our new rugby show gets an outside perspective on Irish rugby and the game in general. This week, we talk to Ben Cisneros, editor or rugbyandthelaw.com, to discuss the issues around the ruck and how world rugby can address it. We also looked at what the…
World In Union - Ep 6: Doddie Weir
Jan 7 • 44 min
After the Christmas interpros, it’s back to Europe for the Irish provinces this week, and we have a look at how their opponents have done in England and France over the Festive period. We also discuss the potential Premiership break away and how the…
World In Union - Ep 5: James Coughlan
Dec 10, 2018 • 41 min
Our new rugby show gets an outside perspective on Irish rugby and the game in general. This week, we talk the former Munster Number 8 James Coughlan who is making his way in coaching, in charge of the Pau academy in France. If you enjoy…
World In Union - Episode 4: Shane O’Leary
Dec 3, 2018 • 54 min
Our new rugby show gets an outside perspective on Irish rugby and the game in general. This week, we talk to a man who has left Irish rugby, and will be going to the World Cup representing Canada. Former Connacht out-half Shane O’Leary will be…
Dead Man Walking: The Fernando LaFuente Saiz Story
Nov 29, 2018 • 1 min
Forget Serial and West Cork… our documentary on the Ballybrack FC saga is the most must-listen to podcast series of 2018.
World In Union - Episode 3
Nov 26, 2018 • 59 min
Our new rugby show gets an outside perspective on Irish rugby and the game in general. Joe Schmidt is leaving and we’re all very sad. Before he goes though, we have a Six Nations and a World Cup to look forward to. This week, we have a look at…
Who Should Be The Next Ireland Manager?
Nov 21, 2018 • 24 min
Audio from our special live social on who should be the next Ireland manager, following the departure of Martin O’Neill. Plenty of names were mentioned by Balls readers and we discussed the good, the bad and the downright ridiculous.
World In Union - Episode 2
Nov 19, 2018 • 46 min
Our new rugby show gets an outside perspective on Irish rugby and the game in general. Are Ireland the best team in the world? After our historic win against the All Blacks, the New Zealand media certainly seems to think so. We catch up with…
World In Union - Episode 1
Nov 12, 2018 • 46 min
Our brand new rugby show gets an outside perspective on Irish rugby. This week we talk to Gregor Paul of the New Zealand Herald and Sean Maloney of Fox Sports Australia to talk about the November Internationals, Cheika under pressure, the All…
KATIE Director Ross Whittaker
Oct 25, 2018 • 18 min
KATIE is released on Friday 26th October
So-Called Weaker Podcast -(Ep 30) - All the Dubs’ Begrudgers, Rolling All-Stars, The So-Called Awards, GAA Star or Porn Star?
Sep 4, 2018 • 58 min
We wrap up the season by hearing from some of Dublin’s biggest begrudgers. Why can’t we just enjoy these great champions? Elsewhere, our rolling All-Stars come to a halt and we hand out our end-of-season awards. We also hear a special…
So-Called Weaker Podcast (Ep 29) - All-Ireland Stats With Rob Carroll
Aug 28, 2018 • 68 min
It’s All-Ireland Football Final week and we’re joined in studio by Rob Carroll (15.22) of Gaelic Stats to talk about being a Gaelic games statistician and what the stats can tell us about Sunday’s game. We also react to the surprise news of a…
So-Called Weaker Podcast (Ep 28) - Nigel Owens On Hurling Final, Best Moments of the Year, Most Influential Games Ever
Aug 21, 2018 • 57 min
On this week’s show, Gavin, Mick and Maurice look back on the All-Ireland hurling final and ask where Limerick went right, where Galway went wrong, and how the hell it ended up weaponised as a bit of Shane Ross eejitry. Elsewhere, we…
All-Ireland Reaction With Daithi Regan & Brendan Bugler
Aug 19, 2018 • 35 min
Limerick are All-Ireland Champions for the first time since 1973. A one point win over defending champions Galway in the end. We had All-Ireland winners Daithi Regan and Brendan Bugler in studio, straight from Croke Park, to look back on a mad final…
The So-Called Weaker Podcast (Ep 27) -Are Dublin Dull?, John Meyler Fashion Icon, Dubs’ Second String XV
Aug 14, 2018 • 48 min
On this week’s show: Gavin, Maurice and Mark review the All-Ireland football semi-finals and analyse where Galway and Monaghan went wrong, and ask if the Dubs are actually just very dull to watch. Elsewhere, Mark declares his crazy, undying man…
Bonus - Gary Neville Interview
Aug 10, 2018 • 33 min
Here’s a half-hour chat with Gary Neville on the differences between Mourinho and Ferguson, why United are perceived differently by the media, the importance of taking part in the Liam Miller Tribute game and the “nonsense” of how the GAA handled it,…
Champions Episode 4: Bernard Brogan Sr
Aug 10, 2018 • 24 min
As part of our Champions podcast series, with thanks to Subaru Ireland, we chat to Bernard Brogan Sr about his three All-Ireland wins in the 1970s, Dublin’s transformation and the joy he has gotten from the success of his sons, Alan and Bernard Jr….
The So-Called Weaker Podcast (Ep 24) - Hurling Development And The Most Dramatic Guess The Spreads Yet
Aug 9, 2018 • 62 min
On this week’s podcast, Gavin, Mark and Mick discuss James McGrath’s sensational reaction to not being included at a match official in the All-Ireland final. For our Sure stats of the week we look at the All-Ireland semi-finalists record in Croke…
Episode 25 - Why is hurling on its knees across half of the country?
Aug 1, 2018 • 64 min
It was a showcase weekend for hurling like no other, with two epic semi-finals followed by a gorgeous documentary on RTE. But why is the sport only thriving in pockets of the country? We’ve delved into the archive to find out some of the issues…
The So-Called Weaker Podcast (Ep 24) - Carlow’s Paul Coady; Are Free Takers Overrated; Dunphy the Gael
Jul 27, 2018 • 61 min
On this week’s show we catch up with Carlow hurling captain Paul Coady. Elsewhere we debate as to whether we overrate free-takers and remember Eamon Dunphy’s finest GAA moment. Get in touch - @ballsdotie
The So-Called Weaker Podcast (Ep 23) - The Familiar Plight Of The Club Player And “Fixing” Gaelic Football
Jul 18, 2018 • 68 min
Mick, Mark, and Maurice discuss an underwhelming GAA weekend with poor crowds, and generally, poor games. What one rule would they implement to make football more appealing to the masses? Maurice defends his unbeaten run in Guess The Spread and…
The So-Called Weaker Podcast (Ep 22) - A So-Called Fantasy Draft; Is Football Actually Better Than Ever?
Jul 10, 2018 • 62 min
Right, here we are then. The latter stages of the championships, with only the elite remaining. Your humble pod is therefore in a pit of existential despair, so to overcome it, we are indulging in a bit of fantasy wherein we draft a player from the…
The So-Called Weaker Podcast (Ep 21) - Kildare and Antrim V The GAA; Carlow Rising Even Higher
Jul 3, 2018 • 78 min
On this week’s show we speak to Kildare hurling captain Brian Byrne on his side’s joint statement with Antrim criticising the promotion/relegation playoff in the Joe McDonagh Cup final. Listen on for details on why this story is far from dead…
Champions Episode 3: Tomás Mulcahy
Jun 29, 2018 • 46 min
In the third episode of the Champions Podcast, three time All-Ireland winner with Cork Tomás Mulcahy takes us through the great days of the 80s and 90s. The Champions Podcast is brought to you by Subaru, and Denis & Mary Ryan…
The So-Called Weaker Podcast (Ep 20) - Emlyn Mulligan; Sean Gannon With Broderick and Poacher
Jun 26, 2018 • 71 min
Gavin Cooney presents alongside Maurice Brosnan and Mark Farrelly this week as Mick McCarthy has chained himself to a Newbridge railing in solidarity with the Kildare cause. We speak to Leitrim’s Emlyn Mulligan about a shock victory against…
The So-Called Weaker Podcast (Ep 19) - Guessing The Handicaps!
Jun 19, 2018 • 56 min
Mick and Mark go through the 14 (!) inter-county games taking place this weekend by predicting the handicap line for each game. Ahead of the Nicky Rackard Cup final, we also hear from Donegal captain Danny Cullen (25.06) on their incredible…
The So-Called Weaker Podcast (Ep 18) - Waterford Manager Tom McGlinchey And London Manager Ciaran Deeley
Jun 11, 2018 • 90 min
A bumper So-Called Weaker Podcast this week. After Waterford’s first championship win in seven years against Wexford, we talk to their manager Tom McGlinchey (7.38) and we get the other side of the coin with London manager Ciaran Deeley (44.54),…
The So-Called Weaker Podcast (Ep 17) - Westmeath Manager Michael Ryan
Jun 5, 2018 • 69 min
Westmeath had yet another come from behind win in the Joe McDonagh Cup last week, overcoming Antrim and qualifying for the first final in the competition’s history. We talk to their manager Michael Ryan (20.09) about the media coverage for the Joe…
The So-Called Weaker Podcast (Ep 16) - Sean Gannon
May 30, 2018 • 62 min
It was a banner week for the So-Called Weaker Counties in the Leinster Football Championship with huge, shock (to some!) wins for Carlow and Longford over Kildare and Meath. This week, we catch up with regular So-Called Weaker Podcast reporter,…
The So-Called Weaker Podcast (Ep 15) - Boidu Sayeh & Donal McElligott
May 23, 2018 • 60 min
Another packed show this week as Mick and Gavin take you around the So-Called Weaker Counties. We talk to Westmeath cornerback Boidu Sayeh (19.40) ahead of Westmeath V Laois in the Leinster Football Quarter Final this weekend. Boidu arrived in…
Champions Episode 2: Cyril Farrell
May 22, 2018 • 33 min
In the second episode of the Champions Podcast, we look back on Galway’s hurling dynasty of the 1980s with their legendary manager Cyril Farrell. The Champions Podcast is brought to you by Subaru and Cunningham Autopoint, Oranmore,…
How Italia ‘90 Changed The Face Of Football
May 18, 2018 • 25 min
Welcome to a special podcast where Gavin Cooney chats to Simon Hart, the author of a new book WORLD IN MOTION - The Inside Story Of Italia ‘90. Simon’s thesis is that the tournament changed football forever, and here we tease that out. How…
The So-Called Weaker Podcast (Ep 14) - The Arthur Crisis
May 16, 2018 • 68 min
Another packed show this week as Mick, Mark and Gavin take you around the So-Called Weaker Counties. We talk to Louth hurling manager Philip O’Brien (32.04). Two of Louth’s star players, Niall and Gerry Arthur from Clare are not currently…
The So-Called Weaker Podcast (Ep 13) - Mickey Burke And Leinster Football Preview
May 11, 2018 • 69 min
The Championship is under way and summer is here. We look back on a dramatic first weekend with New York coming so, so close. We also talk to Meath’s Mickey Burke (26.03) about their upcoming football campaign and also about the hurlers’…
The So-Called Weaker Podcast (Ep 12) - London captain Liam Gavaghan and Louth manager Peter McGrath
May 4, 2018 • 60 min
The Championship is here. Week 1 is all about the Exiles as New York host Leitrim and London host Sligo in the Connacht Football Championship. We catch up with London captain, and London native, Liam Gavaghan (27.20) to discuss his team’s…
Champions Episode 1: Paddy Andrews and Michael Fitzsimons of Dublin
Apr 30, 2018 • 29 min
In episode 1 of the Champions podcast with Subaru Ireland, Dublin footballers Paddy Andrews and Michael Fitzsimons discuss the makings of the Dublin dynasty this decade.
The So-Called Weaker Podcast (Ep 11) - GAA DG Tom Ryan And Shane Mangan
Apr 19, 2018 • 71 min
Packed show this week. Gavin was in Croke Park with the GAA’s new DG Tom Ryan to talk about tiered championships and the possibility of county amalgamations. (23.35) Mark and Mick also chat to sports scientist and London performance…
The So-Called Weaker Podcast (Ep 10) - The So-Called Weaker Hurling Team Of The League
Apr 13, 2018 • 41 min
We’re well into the So-Called Club Month now in the GAA world, and Mark brings us some of the stories from around the conuties. The lads also react for the Club Football Team of the Year and after picking the football equivalent last week, they select…
The So-Called Weaker Podcast (Ep 9) - Picking The So-Called Weaker Counties Team Of The League
Apr 4, 2018 • 30 min
After a week in which the Pope said that hell did not exist, Cavan still couldn’t beat Roscommon. Gavin, Mark and Maurice review the league football finals, and then lean on your suggestions to stitch together a Team of the So-Called Weaker…
The So-Called Weaker Podcast (Ep 8) - Roscommon’s Conor Devaney
Mar 28, 2018 • 71 min
On episode 8, we hear from Roscommon’s Conor Devaney ahead of the league finals this weekend. Also, the people of Roscommon (well, one of them) rebel against Mark Farrelly, and we discuss how League Sunday managed to strip the drama from the…
The So-Called Weaker Podcast (Ep 7) - Carlow Are Promoted!
Mar 22, 2018 • 46 min
A weekly GAA show from Balls.ie focusing on the counties who don’t get the national attention they deserve.
The So-Called Weaker Podcast (Ep 6) - Denis Connerton
Mar 14, 2018 • 63 min
A weekly GAA show from Balls.ie focusing on the counties who don’t get the national attention they deserve.
The So-Called Weaker Podcast (Ep 5) - John “Tweek” Griffin
Mar 8, 2018 • 63 min
A weekly GAA show from Balls.ie focusing on the counties who don’t get the national attention they deserve.
The So-Called Weaker Podcast (Ep 4) - Seamus O’Rourke
Feb 21, 2018 • 69 min
A weekly GAA show from Balls.ie focusing on the counties who don’t get the national attention they deserve.
The So-Called Weaker Podcast (Ep 3) - Ciaran Deely & Declan Bogue
Feb 14, 2018 • 85 min
A weekly GAA show from Balls.ie focusing on the counties who don’t get the national attention they deserve.
The So-Called Weaker Podcast (Ep 2) - Cillian O’Sullivan
Feb 7, 2018 • 59 min
A weekly GAA show from Balls.ie focusing on the counties who don’t get the national attention they deserve.
The So-Called Weaker Podcast (Ep 1) - Daniel St Ledger & Daithi Regan
Jan 30, 2018 • 65 min
A weekly GAA show from Balls.ie focusing on the counties who don’t get the national attention they deserve.
Balls.ie NFL Show: Week 11 preview
Nov 16, 2017 • 41 min
Mick and Donny are back a day late but with lots to talk about. Who wanted to lose more, the Jags or the Chargers? NFL celebrations have reached a new level this year. And Mick reckons he could do as good as a job as Roger Goodell for a 10th of the…
Balls.ie NFL Show 2017: Week 10 preview
Nov 9, 2017 • 40 min
The lads talk fantasy and look ahead to week 10
Balls.ie NFL Show 2017: Week 8-9
Nov 1, 2017 • 40 min
Mick and Donny discuss a bumper trade deadline that Mick predicted would not happen, discuss the brilliance of Russell Wilson and the future for Deshaun Watson. Also, Papa John’s!
Balls.ie NFL Show 2017: Week 7-8
Oct 26, 2017 • 40 min
The lads discuss a disappointing Week 7 and look ahead to Week 8.
Balls.ie NFL Show: Week 6
Oct 19, 2017 • 32 min
Mick and Donny discuss Aaron Rodgers’ season ending injury and how there’s just no good teams this year! They also talk about teams who always beat the spread and discuss their memories of the late Kevin Cadle.
Balls.ie NFL Pod 2017: Week 5
Oct 12, 2017 • 56 min
The lads look back on a hectic Week 5 and Mikey Traynor, Balls.ie’s resident Jaguars fan, sits in to discuss Jacksonville’s Super Bowl chances.
Ranking The Minor Teams Who’ve Produced The Most Senior All-Ireland Winners
Oct 6, 2017 • 22 min
Will the four in a row Kerry minor team be able to challenge Dublin at senior level? Can Galway’s minor team help them retain Liam McCarthy? Ahead of the Electric Ireland Minor Star Awards on Saturday 7 October, we’re ranking the most successful…
The Cult Of Tipp Ending the Drive for Five
Oct 3, 2017 • 30 min
Going into the 2010 All-Ireland Final, Kilkenny were the team to beat. Going into the game they were gunning for a historic 5th title in as many years and all that stood in their way was a Tipperary team that had battled their way to the final after…
Balls.ie NFL Pod 2017 Week 3: The NFL vs. Donald Trump
Sep 27, 2017 • 50 min
Mick and Donny reflect on an historic week in the NFL. Donald Trump’s big mouth caused mass protest, and coincidentally (or not?), we got the best Red Zone Sunday ever.
Balls.ie NFL Pod 2017 Week 2
Sep 21, 2017 • 40 min
The lads look back on Week 2 and look ahead to another weekend of NFL action.
The Cult Of… Castleknock
Sep 19, 2017 • 52 min
In 1998 the area of Castleknock was a growing area with a population of around 60,000 people and was looking double in size in the near future, but was missing one major component of any Irish community, a GAA football and hurling club. With no…
Balls.ie NFL Show 2017 Week 1
Sep 13, 2017 • 34 min
The boys are back by popular demand to discuss everything going on in the NFL
Jackie Tyrrell: A Warrior’s Code
Sep 8, 2017 • 31 min
Kilkenny hurling legend Jackie Tyrrell joins us in studio to talk about his autobiography, A Warrior’s Code. Jackie won 9 All-Ireland titles in his time with Kilkenny, but his story wasn’t always one of glory. He talks about his incredible story…
The Cult Of…Clare in 1995
Sep 5, 2017 • 41 min
The 1990s was a golden era of hurling, but the season of 1995 stands out for many people as the most compelling year in the decade. This is because a Clare team that wasn’t particularly fancied as a favourite ended up winning taking the Liam McCarthy…
The Cult of Maurice Fitzgerald’s point in 2001
Aug 22, 2017 • 35 min
Maurice Fitzgerald is a Kerry footballing legend. In a county that routinely produces wonderful stylish players, he is often held up as one of the greatest of all. He was known for exuding class at almost every touch of the ball but none more so than…
King Crisps King Of The Hill Podcast Ep3: Bernard Brogan And Brian Mullins Explain The Enduring Power Of Hill 16
Aug 9, 2017 • 37 min
For the third episode in our King Crisps King of the Hill podcast, we talk to two Dublin GAA legends in Brian Mullins and Bernard Brogan Jr. to find out just what it is about Hill 16 that has helped Dublin teams perform at their very best over various…
The Cult Of…The Die-Hard GAA Fan With Paddy Joe Burke
Aug 8, 2017 • 32 min
Paddy Joe Burke is synonymous with Roscommon GAA. Having coined the nickname ‘the Rossies’ way back in 1982, the Roscommon super-fan is well known for his loyalty and passion for his beloved county team. Balls spoke to Paddy Joe to get a sense of what…
The Cult Of…Denis Irwin
Jul 25, 2017 • 45 min
One of Ireland’s greatest defenders, one of Manchester United’s shrewest transfers, one of Cork’s most heralded sports stars. Denis Irwin did it all. In the latest podcast from Bulmers, Mikey Traynor delves into the cult of Denis Irwin with Trevor…
King Crisps King Of The Hill Special Event: A Night With Bernard Brogan, Tomas O Se and Paul Galvin
Jul 19, 2017 • 59 min
King Crisps present an amazing night of GAA talk with three GAA legends - Bernard Brogan, Tomas O Se and Paul Galvin at the Sugar Club. Expect lots of Kerry-Dublin nostalgia and discussion of the 2017 Championship. This event is being…
King Crisps King Of The Hill Podcast Ep1: The Dublin Meath Rivalry Of The 1990s
Jun 21, 2017 • 38 min
Graham Geraghty and John O’Leary
The Irish Boxing Show, Episode 6: Luke Keeler going all in, Paddy Barnes fighting his way to China, Burnett/Europeans previews
Jun 7, 2017 • 48 min
Dublin’s Luke Keeler pops over from The Celtic Warrior Gym to discuss his Irish middleweight title scrap with Darren Cruise on June 24th, Facebook beef and purse bets, and crashing at his Ma’s for a bit of peace and quiet. Paddy Barnes joins…
Balls.ie FA Cup Show Episode 5: Andy Townsend
May 15, 2017 • 16 min
Andy Townsend shares his memories of the FA Cup.
The Irish Boxing Show, episode 5: Jason Quigley on exchanging words with Teddy Atlas at Canelo-Chavez, Leonard Gunning aka Boxing Ireland on May 27th’s ‘Celtic Clash 2’
May 11, 2017 • 55 min
Donegal’s undefeated middleweight sensation Jason ‘El Animal’ Quigley joins Gavan Casey and Joe O’Neill to discuss the criticism he received on ESPN following a dogged victory over Glen Tapia, and reveals plans to fight in Ireland. Leonard Gunning -…
The Irish Boxing Show, episode 4: Michael Conlan on NYC, McGregor and what’s next
Apr 18, 2017 • 62 min
Michael Conlan joins Gavan Casey and Joe O’Neill to reflect on his professional debut at Madison Square Garden, and reveals plans for his next two fights.
The Hard Shoulder Episode 30: Alan Brogan
Mar 15, 2017 • 33 min
Dublin legend Alan Brogan sits down for a special episode of the Hard Shoulder
Balls.ie NFL Show Episode 21: Super Bowl LI Review
Feb 8, 2017 • 56 min
Mick, Donny and Cian Fahey look back on one of the maddest Super Bowls ever.