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The Bonus Buildup - Kevin Doyle’s Final Day Predictions
Jul 23 • 27 min
The Buildup, in association with Ladbrokes is our weekly podcast where in recent times we’ve trying to keep you entertained with interesting discussions, quizzes and more in the company of Ladbrokes ambassadors Kevin Doyle, Stephen Ferris and Jason…
Stump Fynchy - The Balls.ie Football Quiz Show
Jun 7 • 31 min
Stump Fynchy is our weekly gameshow, a football quiz show where members of the Balls.ie team attempt to, funnily enough, “Stump Fynchy” Mick McCarthy and Gary Connaughton have Fynchy on the ropes after winning two in a row. Can Fynchy respond this week…
Football Quiz - Stump Fynchy
May 24 • 30 min
Stump Fynchy is our weekly gameshow, a football quiz show where members of the Balls.ie team attempt to, funnily enough, “Stump Fynchy” Mick McCarthy and Gary Connaughton got a rare win last week in the Bundesliga special. Can Fynchy respond this week and…
The Balls.ie Football Quiz: Stump Fynchy - Bundesliga Special
May 17 • 28 min
Stump Fynchy is our weekly gameshow, a football quiz show where members of the Balls.ie team attempt to, funnily enough, “Stump Fynchy” Mick McCarthy and Gary Connaughton finally managed to do the impossible a couple of weeks ago for the first time but…
The Balls.ie Football Quiz: Stump Fynchy - Ep 6
Apr 25 • 28 min
Stump Fynchy is our weekly gameshow, a football quiz show where members of the Balls.ie team attempt to, funnily enough, “Stump Fynchy” Mick McCarthy and Gary Connaughton finally managed to do the impossible last week for the first time so this week…
The Balls.ie Football Quiz: Stump Fynchy - Ep 5
Apr 18 • 26 min
Stump Fynchy is our new weekly gameshow, a football quiz show where members of the Balls.ie team attempt to, funnily enough, “Stump Fynchy” Sean Fynch Meehan has ruined office quizzes for manys a moon. Unfortunately, we are no longer allowed go to our…
The Balls.ie Football Quiz: Stump Fynchy - Ep 3
Apr 4 • 22 min
Stump Fynchy is our new weekly gameshow, a football quiz show where members of the Balls.ie team attempt to, funnily enough, “Stump Fynchy” Sean Fynch Meehan has ruined office quizzes for manys a moon. Unfortunately, we are no longer allowed go to our…
The Balls.ie Football Quiz: Stump Fynchy - Ep 2
Mar 27 • 18 min
Introducing our brand new weekly gameshow, a football quiz show where members of the Balls.ie team attempt to “Stump Fynchy” Sean Fynch Meehan has ruined office quizzes for manys a moon now. Unfortunately, we are no longer allowed go to our office, so…
This Week In… 2004 - Triple Crown Famine Ends & Champions League Madness
Mar 23 • 58 min
After another week without live sport, we bring you the second episode of our “This Week In.. ” series, one of our new schedule of podcasts on Balls.ie. Every week, we’ll reminisce on a sporting week that was from a certain year. This week, we’re looking…
The Balls.ie Football Quiz - Stump Fynchy!
Mar 21 • 19 min
Introducing our brand new weekly gameshow, a football quiz show where members of the Balls.ie team attempt to “Stump Fynchy” Sean Fynch Meehan has ruined office quizzes for manys a moon now. Unfortunately, we are no longer allowed go to our office, so…
The Buildup Football - Kevin Doyle On If Steve Staunton Was Hard Done By
Mar 12 • 17 min
The Buildup is Balls.ie weekly podcast, with Ladbrokes, where we preview all the major sporting action for the weekend ahead. We’ll be building the hype, whetting the appetite and making some bold predictions for everything that’s happening. This is the…
The Buildup Football - Get Hyped for the League of Ireland Season
Feb 14 • 14 min
Balls.ie’s resident League of Ireland head Sean attempts to get people hyped for the start of the League of Ireland season. God loves a trier. Elsewhere on The Buildup podcast: Ladbrokes ambassador Kevin Doyle chats to the lads about the need for Shane…
The Buildup Football: Kevin Doyle on the Importance of Shane Long, Pochettino to Manchester United and Tales of Extreme Weather
Feb 13 • 16 min
Ladbrokes ambassador Kevin Doyle chats to the lads about the need for Shane Long in the Ireland squad, the Mauricio Pochettino-shaped hole on Manchester United’s touchline and tales of extreme weather. Elsewhere on The Buildup: They’re also joined by PJ…
The Buildup Football - Kevin Doyle on the Winter Break and the Need for Rest
Feb 7 • 27 min
Ladbrokes ambassador Kevin Doyle joins the two lads to talk about the upcoming winter break, the need for rest in the Premier League and Sheffield United’s transfer dealings. If you have a Big Shout of 25/1 or over, send it to us, and you can win the…
The Buildup Football - Kevin Doyle on the January Transfer Window and ‘the Magic of the Cup’
Jan 30 • 22 min
Ladbrokes ambassador Kevin Doyle talked to Mark and Sean about how the magic of the FA Cup is waning and recalls the tumultuousness of the January transfer window, which saw Harry Redknapp hijack Middlesbrough for his services. If you want to listen to…
The Buildup Football - FA Cup Weekend and Football Fact or Fiction
Jan 24 • 27 min
Mick, Mark and producer Sean were back in the studio to look forward to the weekend’s FA Cup action. Also, Mark designed two quizzes designed to test the other two lads’ mettle on the teams left in the competition. The lads also ponder, who played for…
The Buildup Football - Kevin Doyle On January Changes And Boring Training
Jan 16 • 26 min
The Buildup is Balls.ie’s weekly podcast, with Ladbrokes, where we preview all the major sporting action for the weekend ahead. We’ll be building the hype, whetting the appetite and making some bold predictions for everything that’s happening. This is the…
The Buildup Football - Kevin Doyle On The Next Generation Of Irish Strikers
Jan 8 • 26 min
The Buildup is Balls.ie’s weekly podcast, with Ladbrokes, where we preview all the major sporting action for the weekend ahead. We’ll be building the hype, whetting the appetite and making some bold predictions for everything that’s happening. This is the…
The Buildup Football - Kevin Doyle On Christmas Football And Strikers’ Droughts
Dec 20, 2019 • 28 min
The Buildup is Balls.ie’s weekly podcast, with Ladbrokes, where we preview all the major sporting action for the weekend ahead. We’ll be building the hype, whetting the appetite and making some bold predictions for everything that’s happening. This is the…
The Buildup Football - Kevin Doyle Has His Say On Irish Player Development
Dec 12, 2019 • 26 min
The Buildup is Balls.ie’s weekly podcast, with Ladbrokes, where we preview all the major sporting action for the weekend ahead. We’ll be building the hype, whetting the appetite and making some bold predictions for everything that’s happening. This is the…
The Buildup Football - Kevin Doyle Talks Man United, Newcastle & Punditry
Dec 5, 2019 • 28 min
The Buildup is Balls.ie’s weekly podcast, with Ladbrokes, where we preview all the major sporting action for the weekend ahead. We’ll be building the hype, whetting the appetite and making some bold predictions for everything that’s happening. This is the…
The Balls.ie Football Show - The Unbridled Joy Of Last Minute Goals
Dec 2, 2019 • 70 min
On this week’s version of The Balls.ie Football Show, the lads talk about last minute goals, detailing their favourites and also the inherent beauty of a last-gasp goal. Also, the David Luiz Scoundrel of the Week is awarded again, with Sean running…
The Buildup Football - Kevin Doyle on Mourinho’s Quick Moves And Manager Crises Galore
Nov 28, 2019 • 38 min
The Buildup is Balls.ie’s weekly podcast, with Ladbrokes, where we preview all the major sporting action for the weekend ahead. We’ll be building the hype, whetting the appetite and making some bold predictions for everything that’s happening. This is the…
The Balls.ie Football Show - Your Football Manager War Stories
Nov 25, 2019 • 51 min
On this week’s version of The Balls.ie Football Show, the lads divulge their favourite Football Manager stories and relay some of the Balls.ie readers’ favourite journeys. Also, the David Luiz Scoundrel of the Week is awarded again, with Sean trying to…
The Buildup Football - Kevin Doyle on Poch, José, Ireland’s Do or Die Attitude
Nov 21, 2019 • 36 min
The Buildup is Balls.ie’s weekly podcast, with Ladbrokes, where we preview all the major sporting action for the weekend ahead. We’ll be building the hype, whetting the appetite and making some bold predictions for everything that’s happening. This is the…
The Balls.ie Football Show - Danish Post-Mortem And Picking Our Ireland Team Of The Decade
Nov 19, 2019 • 64 min
On this week’s Balls.ie Football Show, the lads try to pick up the pieces following Ireland’s 1-1 draw against Denmark, meaning yet another foray into the play-offs. Considering that was the final Ireland match of the decade, the lads try to pick a…
The Buildup Football - Kevin Doyle On A Big, Big Week For Ireland
Nov 14, 2019 • 28 min
We’re giving away two tickets to Ireland vs Denmark! To enter, rate and review the ‘The Buildup on Balls.ie’ podcast feed and send us a screenshot of your review to thegaffer@balls.ie. The Buildup is Balls.ie’s weekly podcast, with Ladbrokes, where we…
The Balls.ie Football Show - Picking The Ireland Team To Play Denmark
Nov 11, 2019 • 49 min
On this week’s Balls.ie Football Show, the lads try to comprehend Pep Guardiola’s touchline breakdown and also try to get into Mick McCarthy’s head for the internationals against New Zealand and Denmark. Elsewhere, Mark gets bogged down in a virtual…
The Buildup Football - Kevin Doyle On Liverpool/City, United Crisis, Midlands Derby Mayhem
Nov 7, 2019 • 37 min
The Buildup is Balls.ie’s weekly podcast, with Ladbrokes, where we preview all the major sporting action for the weekend ahead. We’ll be building the hype, whetting the appetite and making some bold predictions for everything that’s happening. This is the…
The Balls.ie Football Show - 1 Player Per Club PL Team of The Decade
Nov 4, 2019 • 47 min
On this week’s Balls.ie Football Show, the lads try to compile a Premier League team of the decade, but the kicker is that they can only use one player per team (25:53). Elsewhere, Gary rounds up all the Irish lads in action over the course of the…
The Balls.ie Football Show - The Most Underrated Irish Players In Premier League History
Oct 29, 2019 • 74 min
On The Balls.ie Football Show this week, our big topic is around the most underrated Irish players in the history of the Premier League. Mark, Gary and Sean present their top fives and make the case for who should be number one (0:30:15). Elsewhere, the…
The Buildup Football - Kevin Doyle On Ireland and Man United v Liverpool
Oct 17, 2019 • 28 min
It was a miserable week for Irish football but there’s still hope for Euro 2020. Kevin Doyle looks at the issues with Ireland’s style of play and builds up to the Premier League return and Manchester United’s visit to Liverpool this Sunday. To listen…
The Balls.ie Football Show - Analysing Ireland’s Bewildering Swiss Failings
Oct 16, 2019 • 30 min
In a late night emergency edition of The Balls.ie Football Show, the lads dissect what was another disappointing night for Ireland in Switzerland. Where did we go wrong? Was Mick McCarthy’s team selection the right one, or has his stubbornness cost…
The Buildup Football - Kevin Doyle’s Georgia v Ireland preview
Oct 10, 2019 • 19 min
The Buildup is a Balls.ie podcast in association with Labdrokes which previews and whets the appetite for the sporting weekend. This week we chatted to Kevin Doyle ahead of Georgia v Ireland and Stephen Ferris previewed Ireland v Samoa. To subscribe…
Bonus Interview: Gary Neville
Aug 13, 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,…
Balls Fantasy Premier League Show - Gameweek 4
Sep 7, 2017 • 19 min
Mikey, Mark and James are back after the international break, answering all your fantasy football related questions. Not to mention whether Ireland will qualify for the World Cup, if the Texans will win the Super Bowl and if QPR will get…
The Balls Fantasy Premier League Show - Gameweek 2
Aug 17, 2017 • 29 min
This week Mark and James are joined by Mikey via the wonder of Skype to discuss how their first week went in both the standard and draft Fantasy Premier League games. The lads also list their top waiver wire picks, bargain bucket and captain choices….
Ep 43: Ireland/Austria Preview; The Weird World of the 1994 Man United magazine
Jun 7, 2017 • 52 min
It’s the series finale! We look ahead to Ireland/Austria with Austrian football journalist Alexander Stretcha, and we also look back at the Christmas 1994 edition of Manchester United’s official magazine just….because. Thanks to…
Ep 42: Sean St Ledger on Ireland, Leicester, and Andrea Bocelli; Alan Kelly on the future of refereeing, and the worst aspect of punditry
May 31, 2017 • 46 min
We’re down a host so we are doubling up on guests: Gavin Cooney introduces interviews with MLS referee Alan Kelly, and Ireland’s top scorer at Euro 2012, Sean St Ledger.
Ep 41: Stephen Elliott on how the Irish fared in the Premier League, and Saipan memories; Bertie backs Wenger
May 24, 2017 • 65 min
We speak to Stephen Elliott this week on how he thinks the Irish fared in the Premier League, and also get his take on how he remembers Saipan, 15 years on. He also chats about life at Drogheda, and how clubs are affected by the restructuring of the…
The Balls.ie FA Cup Show Episode 6: Lawrie Sanchez
May 22, 2017 • 40 min
Balls.ie speak with Lawrie Sanchez about the incredible 1988 FA Cup final
Ep 40: Noel Hunt on being frozen out by Ireland, lower-league struggles, Phil Brown, and scrapping with his brother in a hurling match; 2nd Annual Goldenballs
May 17, 2017 • 52 min
Noel Hunt is this week’s guest, and he talks about his successful season with Portsmouth, what makes a good agent, scrapping with his brother in an underage hurling match, and his feeling “short-changed” by the Irish set-up after the controversy over…
Ep 39: Irish football’s best drinking game; A glorious 7-0 defeat; Carragher and Neville in an MNF throwdown
May 10, 2017 • 39 min
On today’s show we play Irish football’s greatest game: Six Degrees of Ian Harte. Can you find a player who cannot be mapped back to Ian Harte? Let us know: tweet #TheBallBag or email thegaffer@balls.ie. Also, we look at slick Berba and…
Ep 38: James Richardson on puns, Totti, ice-cream and being caught in an Italian Ultra riot; Despair on the north-east
May 3, 2017 • 64 min
Our guest this week is the podfather: James Richardson. Ahead of Football Weekly Live in Dublin, AC Jimbo talks to us about finding himself abandoned in a riot among Genoa fans, the successes of Football Italia and Football Weekly, puns, ice-cream,…
Friends In Football Episode 3: Graham Hunter
Apr 27, 2017 • 88 min
Barcelona’s greatest Scot Graham Hunter talks to his about his fascinating and amazing career, and is joined by his “Friend in Football” - publisher Martin Greig, the man behind Graham’s incredibly success football podcast “The Big Interview”
Ep 37: The Irishman who has managed Sierra Leone and Rwanda; Barton’s betting ban and Neil Taylor’s lenient one; The BallBag Live
Apr 26, 2017 • 83 min
Today we meet Johnny McKinstry, the Lisburn native who talks through his amazing management career, which includes spells in charge of Sierra Leone and Rwanda, the former with whom he became the youngest active manager in international football at the…
Balls.ie FA Cup Pod Episode 4: Kevin Moran
Apr 24, 2017 • 33 min
Manchester United Kevin Moran discusses his incredible FA Cup career with Balls.ie.
Episode 36: Cillian Sheridan on Poland, Cyprus and being snubbed by Ronaldo; Picking a football Lions squad;
Apr 19, 2017 • 61 min
This week we speak to Cavan’s best-travelled man, Cillian Sheridan on life in Poland, Cyprus and Bulgaria, while also finding out why he no longer swaps shirts after being stood up by Pique and Ronaldo. We also pick a Lions-inspired squad from…
Episode 35: The Irishman who became Boca Juniors’ first coach; Keith Andrews picks his ultimate 5 a side team; Tony Adams invades Spain
Apr 12, 2017 • 35 min
This week we speak to Tom Hurley, the man behind a fascinating new documentary on Paddy McCarthy, the Irishman who became the first coach of Boca Juniors. We also hear from Keith Andrews, who picks his ultimate Irish 5-a-side team, and English…
Episode 34: Stephen McPhail on Leeds, Rovers, and Robbie Keane; FAI Debacle; Shaw’s Redemption?
Apr 5, 2017 • 55 min
We speak exclusively to Shamrock Rovers’ Sporting Director Stephen McPhail about life in charge at Rovers, his playing career, and whether Robbie Keane is likely to sign for the club. We also talk about the busy week of sporting controversies:…
Episode 33: Iceland’s famous commentator on the Euros, losing his day job, and Ireland; the AVIVA Horn debate
Mar 29, 2017 • 53 min
On this week’s edition we speak exclusively to Gudmumndr Benediktsson, known to you as the Icelandic football commentator who became a global superstar during Euro 2016. He speaks of dealing with his new found fame, his playing career, what it…
Ep 32: David Meyler on the Euros, Roy Keane, and FIFA; John Hartson on Ireland/Wales
Mar 23, 2017 • 54 min
Cracking episode for you this week: Mikey caught up with David Meyler to talk FIFA, Roy Keane, and Ireland. We look ahead to Ireland/Wales, hear from John Hartson on said game, and Gavan Casey is back with news of how he woke up on a New York…
Friends In Football Episode 2: Keith Andrews
Mar 23, 2017 • 50 min
Republic of Ireland midfielder Keith Andrews sits down to discuss his career, Euro 2012 and his philosophy on punditry. He’s also joined by his former coach at Stella Maris Gerry Reddy.
What It’s Like To Be A Premier League Kitman, Pogba Conundrum, Mou’s Back, Souness’ Harsh Truths
Mar 15, 2017 • 55 min
This week we are joined by West Brom’s Irish kitman, Aidan ‘Jacko’ Smyth to get an insight into what his job is like. He tells us of how Darren Fletcher’s a big Mayo fan, and we unveil the mystery of Tony Pulis’ Baseball Cap. We also debate the…
Balls.ie FA Cup Podcast Episode 3: John Hartson
Mar 13, 2017 • 46 min
In the third episode of the Balls.ie Football podcast, John Hartson is interviewed by Gavin Cooney about his brilliant FA Cup career.
Ep 30: How to improve the Premier League, Wenger Out?
Mar 8, 2017 • 34 min
Episode 30 of the football podcast laments the fate of poor Arsene Wenger, and ponders whether this truly is the end. We also have your suggestions on how to improve the Premier League, in the Ball Bag Live. Get in touch: tweet #TheBallBag to…
Friends In Football Episode 1: Pat Nevin and Graeme Le Saux
Mar 7, 2017 • 60 min
In Episode 1 of the Balls.ie Friends in Football podcast, Pat Nevin and Graeme Le Saux discuss their friendship, their time at Chelsea and being two of football’s leading lefties.
Episode 29: Stephen Hunt on Reading, Liverpool’s collapse and Andre Bikey; Picking the most Irish English club; The Ballbag LIVE
Mar 1, 2017 • 53 min
On this week’s podcast, we are going through some of the most Irish clubs in England: the predecessors to Preston North End. On that theme, we are joined by Stephen Hunt to reflect on what that was like at Reading and Wolves, before we ended up…
Episode 28: Daniel Gordon on his movie George Best: All By Himself, Villa’s crazy owner
Feb 22, 2017 • 61 min
Episode 28 features a chat with the Daniel Gordon, director of the new movie, George Best: All By Himself. Along with that, we chat about Villa’s crazy owner with Mick McCarthy, and Gavin and Gavan face off in a pieman debate.
Balls.ie FA Cup Podcast Episode 2: John Aldridge
Feb 20, 2017 • 39 min
John Aldridge has experienced the highs and lows of the FA Cup. In the second episode of the Balls.ie FA Cup podcast, he discusses his famous career in the FA Cup.
Episode 27: Chris Kamara Special, with added Roy Keane
Feb 17, 2017 • 64 min
It’s a Chris Kamara special on this week’s show: he was with us in the Old Storehouse in Dublin last night, and we recorded the full on-stage chat. Listen to Kammy tell some cracking stories of how Jeff Stelling was almost the first England fan…
EMERGENCY PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCAST
Feb 15, 2017 • 5 min
This is an emergency public service broadcast on behalf on of Balls.ie. This week’s podcast is going to be released on Friday, as we want to include the full chat from our Night With Chris Kamara, taking place in Dublin on Thursday. We’ll be…
Episode 26: Richie Sadlier in studio
Feb 8, 2017 • 69 min
Episode 26 features a studio interview with Richie Sadlier, who talks to us about Brian Kerr, being faced down by an angry Steve Staunton in Coppers, that infamous masturbation game in Nigeria, and why football is full of idiots. We also talk…
Episode 25: Darren O’Dea On Being Held At Gun-Point, Roy Keane And Nicolas Anelka, Best Football Facts
Feb 1, 2017 • 64 min
Taking centre-stage this week is a feature-length chat with Irish international Darren O’Dea. We chat about one of the most remarkable Irish football careers ever, which has included breaking through at Celtic, playing under Roy Keane, becoming…
Balls.ie FA Cup Podcast Episode 1: Tony Cascarino
Jan 30, 2017 • 36 min
In the inaugural episode of the Balls.ie FA Cup podcast in association with Budweiser, Tony Cascarino looks down on his dramatic career in the FA Cup. From missing a sitter that would have put Gillingham past Everton in 1984 to being brought on as a…
Episode 24: Greatest Punditry Moments, Jermaine Pennant gets robbed, the Courtouis/De Bryne love triangle
Jan 25, 2017 • 57 min
Episode 24 of the Football Show from Balls.ie with Ladbrokes: we discuss our favourite ever Pundit moments, and in Weird Shit from the Internet we look at some of the real-life football stories that could make storylines in Dream Team, including the…
Episode 23: Tubes of Soccer AM on Robbie Keane and Denzel Washington, picking our Chinese Super League teams, remembering Trap and Alonso
Jan 18, 2017 • 61 min
Today’s podcast features an interview with Tubes of Soccer AM, who hangs up on Robbie Keane to talk to us of how he got started on the show, rapping in front of 50 Cent, being called a wanker by Steve Coogan, and being mates with Denzel…
Episode 22: The Kilkenny sports scientist planning Wales’ defeat of Ireland, How to fix the World Cup
Jan 11, 2017 • 61 min
Today we talk to Ronan Kavanagh, an Irish sports scientist working with Burnley and the Welsh national team. We talk to him about his job, life at Turf Moor, Gareth Bale and what it feels like to be plotting the defeat of Ireland. We have our…
Episode 21: Stephen Hunt On Mike Dean And Defending Waterford’s 5 A Side Honour
Jan 4, 2017 • 58 min
It’s a new year, but it’s the same old story for Gavin Cooney as internet commenters find fault with his writing. His story on the Irish county with the best 5 A Side team (link below) claimed Waterford would be the weakest, and former Irish…
Episode 20: Colin Murray on Match of the Day, why he doesn’t fit sports TV and angering Kenny Dalglish, remembering Robbie Brady and the rest of 2016
Dec 21, 2016 • 75 min
To celebrate our surviving the bloodbath that was 2016, we look back at our favourite moments, which we pretty much all agreed on was Robbie Brady’s winner against Italy. We remember where we were, but where were you? Let us know using #TheBallBag on…
Episode 19: Ron Atkinson On McGrath And Being “Hung Out To Dry”, Punditry Wars, A Slightly Less Farcical Quiz
Dec 14, 2016 • 58 min
Episode 19 of the football pod features an exclusive chat with Big Ron Atkinson, on his career in football, his love of Paul McGrath, and the incident that cost him his punditry career. Pundit Watch gets top billing on a week of anarchy, and we try…
Episode 18: Tony O’Donoghue on his career, MON and managing a band, plus a Cork XI and a farcical quiz
Dec 7, 2016 • 60 min
It’s Cork Week on Balls.ie, so episode 18 of the football show has indulged Cork’s own Gavan Casey. He speaks with fellow Corkman Tony O’Donoghue about his career in Irish football, his relationship with Martin O’Neill, and what it was like managing a…
Episode 17: Graham Barrett On The Future Of Irish Football, Randolph Shines, A Sky Sports Cull
Nov 30, 2016 • 48 min
We’re delighted to be joined by former Irish international Graham Barrett, who has a few choice words on the future of Irish football. We also discuss the Return of Randolph to the Premier League, and mourn a sad, ladder-falling departure from…
Episode 16: Jack Charlton’s Biographer, World Cup or Wembley, Does Souness Hate Tommy Martin?
Nov 23, 2016 • 64 min
Episode 16 of the Balls.ie Football Show in association with Ladbrokes. We speak to Colin Young, Jack Charlton’s official biographer, for an insight into the man and hear about how his politics may have prevented him from being appointed England…
Episode 15: Having it out with Wales Online, A Sean Dyche Teamtalk, Phill Babb Vs Ronaldo
Nov 16, 2016 • 58 min
Brought to you by Ladbrokes, this week’s episode has it out with Paul Abbandonato of Wales Online over their Welsh-centric combined Irish/Welsh XI. We also have an exclusive team-talk from Sean Dyche (kind of) and hear of how Phil Babb forearm…
Episode 14: Gianluca Vialli interview, Austria Lowdown, What’s The Greatest Ever Premier League Performance?
Nov 9, 2016 • 50 min
Another bumper show: Gianluca Vialli talks to Donny Mahoney from the Web Summit in Lisbon, and we talk to Austrian football journalist Alexander Strecha to get the lowdown on Austria ahead of the crucial World Cup Qualifier. Elsewhere, we look…
Episode 13: Eamon Zayed on Iran, Libya, Georgios Samaras and Brian Kerr
Nov 2, 2016 • 75 min
It’s our biggest episode yet, featuring a brilliant chat with League of Ireland legend Eamon Zayed, who is currently up for the MVP award in the NASL, along with one Joe Cole. He also talks of how football differs between Libya, the US,…
Episode 12: Chris Sutton and the art of the co-commentator, United in Crisis, the worst PL characters being stuck in a lift with
Oct 26, 2016 • 50 min
Episode 12 of the show talks of Chris Sutton, Ray Hudson and the difficult art of the co-commentator, and we also discuss the Premier League character who we would least like to be stuck in a lift with. Mark Farrelly steps in to play the…
The Football Show From Balls.ie Episode 11: Mike Bassett Director Steve Barron on Pele and a sequel,plus RED MONDAY nonsense
Oct 19, 2016 • 50 min
We talk to Steve Barron, the director of cult classic Mike Bassett: England Manager on the podcast today, a man who has also directed some of the most famous music videosever, including Take on Me by A-Ha. We chat about what’s happening with the…
Episode 10: Stephen Ward Talks Ireland, Burnley, James McClean And The O’Neill/Keane Dynamic
Oct 12, 2016 • 61 min
We’re delighted to have Irish international Stephen Ward on the podcast this week, as he talks about his own resurgence in form, life at Burnley under Sean Dyche, and the biggest League of Ireland fan in the Irish squad. We also review…
Episode 9: What it’s like to play FIFA for Ireland, Georgia Appreciation Night And A Podcast Gatecrashing
Oct 5, 2016 • 42 min
It’s episode 9 of the Football Show, as Mikey Traynor returns to tell us what it is like to represent Ireland at FIFA. Elsewhere, Weird Stuff from the Internet features an explanation as to why Diego Costa is so like…Diego Costa, and Mikey…
Episode 8: Stephen Elliot On Brian Kerr’s Team Talks, Roy Keane’s Gags and Nyron Nosworthy
Sep 28, 2016 • 52 min
We had a brand new co-host this week in Irish international Stephen Elliot, who told some cracking stories of Roy Keane’s humour behind the scenes at Sunderland, Brian Kerr’s inspirational team-talks, Dwight Yorke’s white Lamborghini and Nyron ‘Nugsy’…
Balls.ie Football Show Ep 7: Kevin Doyle On Colorado, Cork And Taylor Swift, And NASA Criticise Wayne Rooney (Kind Of)
Sep 21, 2016 • 40 min
Kevin Doyle is this week’s guest, and he talks to us about life in Colorado, along with how he found out he had missed out on Euro 2016, the truth behind those Sean St Ledger/Taylor Swift stories, and how a French teammate greeted him ‘Story…
The Football Show From Balls.ie Ep 6: Jarlath Regan on Liverpool’s Decline and Eamon Dunphy
Sep 14, 2016 • 52 min
In this weeks show, we’re joined by comedian and host of An Irishman Abroad Jarlath Regan, to talk about how Steven Gerrard should have been sold after Istanbul, pinpointing Liverpool’s decline and his impression of Eamon Dunphy. …
The Football Show From Balls.ie Episode 5: Clinton Morrison On Ireland, Dudu Aouate and Roy Keane
Sep 6, 2016 • 39 min
Episode 5 of the football show features former Irish international Clinton Morrison on whether Ireland’s point in Serbia was a good one, and he also recalls other major occasions Ireland surrendered leads: including one game with a certain Dudu…
The Football Show From Balls.ie Episode 4: Farewell Sweet Prince
Sep 2, 2016 • 39 min
68 and out for Robbie Keane. Is Paul McGrath the most beloved man in Ireland? Where is Oman? And Wes has to start in Serbia!
The Football Show From Balls.ie Episode 3: You’re Klavan A Laugh
Aug 24, 2016 • 43 min
Episode 3 of the Balls.ie Football. Topics include: Brian Kerr vs the Estonia FA blood, Arsenal fam, Friday Night Football blood and Middlesbrough’s fantasy value fam. Arseblog’s Andrew Mangan takes a call to talk about Arsenal’s woes.
The Football Show From Balls.ie Episode 2: Andy Gray’s Appendix
Aug 15, 2016 • 47 min
The first weekend of Premier League action reviewed
The Football Show by Balls.ie
Aug 12, 2016 • 48 min
Featuring Star Guest John Hartson