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#Off The Ball

# off-the-ball - All time

'This is a massive win for me' - Shane Lowry on his stunning WGC triumph
# Reaction
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# Reaction

'This is a massive win for me' - Shane Lowry on his stunning WGC triumph

Aug 10th 2015, 8:49 PM 7,521 Views 1 Comment

The Irish golfer discussed his win at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational this evening.

'Totally discredited and a complete sham' - Kimmage says athletics 'stinks'
# Doping
From The42
# Doping

'Totally discredited and a complete sham' - Kimmage says athletics 'stinks'

Aug 2nd 2015, 8:32 PM 15,598 Views 17 Comments

There was an excellent discussion on the topic during today’s Off The Ball Sunday Papers review.

'I wouldn't have a clue about power wattage' - David Walsh
# Big Data
From The42
# Big Data

'I wouldn't have a clue about power wattage' - David Walsh

Jul 23rd 2015, 8:02 AM 24,731 Views 43 Comments

The journalist was speaking to Off The Ball last night.

Rossies boss John Evans explained SH*TE-gate and gave Wooly a run for his money last night
# Good Form
From The42
# Good Form

Rossies boss John Evans explained SH*TE-gate and gave Wooly a run for his money last night

Jul 8th 2015, 9:07 AM 9,376 Views 9 Comments

The Roscommon manager felt it was good to talk on Off the Ball.

The Off The Ball team did the hurling crossbar challenge, with mixed results
# Off The Bar
From The42
# Off The Bar

The Off The Ball team did the hurling crossbar challenge, with mixed results

Jul 4th 2015, 2:11 PM 7,750 Views 13 Comments

One of them rattled the bar, but it was pretty unorthodox.

Opinion: RTÉ should apologise for their treatment of John Giles
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Opinion: RTÉ should apologise for their treatment of John Giles

Jun 12th 2015, 3:44 PM 7,651 Views 20 Comments

The veteran pundit said he was “very disappointed” not to be analysing the Ireland-Scotland game this weekend.

John Giles: 'There are some players you only need to see once and this kid is one of those'
# Tug Of War
From The42
# Tug Of War

John Giles: 'There are some players you only need to see once and this kid is one of those'

Apr 24th 2015, 6:30 AM 8,751 Views 15 Comments

The RTÉ pundit wants Jack Grealish in the Irish team for the next Euro 2016 Qualifier.

7 podcasts that will make your commute that little bit more bearable
# Podcasts
From The42
# Podcasts

7 podcasts that will make your commute that little bit more bearable

Apr 21st 2015, 7:20 AM 7,411 Views 14 Comments

Bored on the commute to work? Check out our list of essential sport listening on the net to brighten up your day.

Coloured boots are what's really wrong with the GAA according to one inter-county team
# Paint It Black
From The42
# Paint It Black

Coloured boots are what's really wrong with the GAA according to one inter-county team

Mar 25th 2015, 9:52 AM 11,287 Views 19 Comments

Not blanket defences or cyncial fouling, coloured boots.

'Anyone who spits at me will be eating their supper through a straw' - Jon Walters
# Threat
From The42
# Threat

'Anyone who spits at me will be eating their supper through a straw' - Jon Walters

Mar 6th 2015, 12:16 PM 9,083 Views 21 Comments

The Irish international has issued a stark warning to his opponents.

You'll be able to listen to another sporting legend on Off The Ball this summer
# God Is A Dj
From The42
# God Is A Dj

You'll be able to listen to another sporting legend on Off The Ball this summer

Feb 11th 2015, 12:50 PM 5,701 Views 4 Comments

DJ Carey will take part in his first broadcast as an analyst with the show later this month.

Off The Ball presenter Ger Gilroy joins UTV Ireland's sports team
# Anchorman
From The42
# Anchorman

Off The Ball presenter Ger Gilroy joins UTV Ireland's sports team

Jan 8th 2015, 2:30 PM 9,518 Views 6 Comments

Newtalk’s sports editor will line out with Marie Crowe and Bernard O’Toole for a weekly slot on Friday nights.

'I just didn't think it was happening' - BOD doubts rugby has doping problem
# Hot Topic
From The42
# Hot Topic

'I just didn't think it was happening' - BOD doubts rugby has doping problem

Dec 12th 2014, 8:33 PM 6,607 Views 9 Comments

The centre spoke to Off The Ball about the recent accusations of doping in rugby.

QUIZ: Which Off the Ball presenter are you?
# Science
From The42
# Science

QUIZ: Which Off the Ball presenter are you?

Nov 12th 2014, 5:19 PM 8,849 Views 8 Comments

It’s science people. SCIENCE!

Ray Houghton warns McGeady and McCarthy: 'Expect it to be hostile'
# Been There
From The42
# Been There

Ray Houghton warns McGeady and McCarthy: 'Expect it to be hostile'

Nov 11th 2014, 10:48 PM 10,692 Views 53 Comments

The Glasgow-born midfielder knows what it’s like to return to the Scottish city but in an Irish jersey.

'This whole conversation's been an embarrassment' - Off the Ball's LOI chat gets heated
# Debate
From The42
# Debate

'This whole conversation's been an embarrassment' - Off the Ball's LOI chat gets heated

Nov 5th 2014, 11:27 AM 8,262 Views 10 Comments

The furore from Roddy Collins’ recent controversial comments is showing no sign of relenting.

'Having a laugh with your mates is one of the best things about football, that's what Team 33 is'
# On The Ball
From The42
# On The Ball

'Having a laugh with your mates is one of the best things about football, that's what Team 33 is'

Oct 27th 2014, 10:30 AM 5,792 Views 1 Comment

Richard Chambers explains the thinking behind the football podcast.

'Maradona would be our dream guest' - Second Captains' Eoin McDevitt
# First Captain
From The42
# First Captain

'Maradona would be our dream guest' - Second Captains' Eoin McDevitt

Oct 4th 2014, 10:00 AM 10,194 Views 12 Comments

The new series of Second Captains Live starts next week on RTÉ

6 things we learned from Brian O'Driscoll's Off The Ball debut
# Mads At 12
From The42
# Mads At 12

6 things we learned from Brian O'Driscoll's Off The Ball debut

Sep 13th 2014, 12:00 PM 38,068 Views 17 Comments

BOD sees Madigan playing at 12 and thinks some second-tier players might go abroad.

Clubs' decision paved the way for Donegal's Dublin success - McGuinness
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

Clubs' decision paved the way for Donegal's Dublin success - McGuinness

Sep 10th 2014, 7:20 AM 6,310 Views 14 Comments

The coach has suggested that the controversial move has been a major factor behind his side’s excellent form.

Second Captains sign contract extension at the Irish Times
# Second Coming
From The42
# Second Coming

Second Captains sign contract extension at the Irish Times

Jun 25th 2014, 4:09 PM 4,582 Views 12 Comments

They never go home, those boys.

What can rugby learn from the World Cup success of Chile?
# Ideas
From The42
# Ideas

What can rugby learn from the World Cup success of Chile?

Jun 19th 2014, 7:40 PM 8,278 Views 15 Comments

TheScore.ie’s rugby department has been viewing the action from Brazil with an open mind.

Analysis: England's Chris Ashton shows the value of proactive support lines
# Off The Ball
From The42
# Off The Ball

Analysis: England's Chris Ashton shows the value of proactive support lines

Jun 16th 2014, 3:28 PM 6,189 Views 15 Comments

The Saracens wing got on the end of an England try against New Zealand thanks to his tracking.

Second Captains move the dial to RTÉ with return to radio
# Dial It Up
From The42
# Dial It Up

Second Captains move the dial to RTÉ with return to radio

Jun 6th 2014, 3:50 PM 25,029 Views 45 Comments

The former Newstalk crew’ will have a new show throughout the summer.

BOD looking forward to skiing, 5-a-side and keeping 'reasonably' fit as he tests out his chair on Off The Ball
# Bod Is A Dj
From The42
# Bod Is A Dj

BOD looking forward to skiing, 5-a-side and keeping 'reasonably' fit as he tests out his chair on Off The Ball

Jun 3rd 2014, 8:16 PM 12,386 Views 5 Comments

The retired rugby star gave a sneak peak of what was to come when he starts his new job.

Brian O'Driscoll to join Off The Ball team on Newstalk from September
# New Direction
From The42
# New Direction

Brian O'Driscoll to join Off The Ball team on Newstalk from September

Jun 3rd 2014, 10:42 AM 25,802 Views 60 Comments

The retired rugby star will be interviewed about the switch to punditry on the radio station later this evening.

Ronan O'Gara set to sign up with Racing Métro until 2016
# Long Haul
From The42
# Long Haul

Ronan O'Gara set to sign up with Racing Métro until 2016

May 21st 2014, 9:33 PM 9,198 Views 11 Comments

The former Munster out-half looks set to take up the responsibilities for the Top 14 side’s defence next season.

Roddy Collins: 'I can take stick, but when I see my kids and wife taking it, that galls me'
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

Roddy Collins: 'I can take stick, but when I see my kids and wife taking it, that galls me'

May 21st 2014, 8:00 AM 17,940 Views 24 Comments

The former Derry boss admitted to feeling a “bit raw” after losing his job.

Newstalk: 'People moved the dial for Pat...and now they've discovered Ivan, Chris, Seán and George'
# Radio Wars
# Radio Wars

Newstalk: 'People moved the dial for Pat...and now they've discovered Ivan, Chris, Seán and George'

Apr 27th 2014, 9:15 AM 22,960 Views 72 Comments

The radio station is hopeful that its radio personalities will continue to lure people over from RTÉ programmes.

'He's almost got eyes on the back of his head' - Schmidt pushing Bowe to next level
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

'He's almost got eyes on the back of his head' - Schmidt pushing Bowe to next level

Apr 14th 2014, 12:08 PM 18,364 Views 8 Comments

The Ulster wing has hit the 30 mark, but insists there is always scope for improvement amidst the competition out wide.

Varadkar: Ireland has 50/50 chance of staging World Cup but South Africa a threat
# Dream Big
From The42
# Dream Big

Varadkar: Ireland has 50/50 chance of staging World Cup but South Africa a threat

Apr 3rd 2014, 10:15 AM 5,106 Views 9 Comments

The Sports Minister was speaking about the 2023 competition on Off The Ball.

Damien Duff: I'm not planning on hanging up my boots anytime soon
# Keeping On
From The42
# Keeping On

Damien Duff: I'm not planning on hanging up my boots anytime soon

Mar 30th 2014, 2:15 PM 7,572 Views 7 Comments

The ex-Ireland international says he “definitely” wants to play in the League of Ireland in the future.

All about Joe Schmidt's 'Killer drill' and the tactics that delivered a Six Nations
# Practice Makes...
From The42
# Practice Makes...

All about Joe Schmidt's 'Killer drill' and the tactics that delivered a Six Nations

Mar 19th 2014, 2:07 PM 14,489 Views 5 Comments

Trevor Hogan, speaking on Off The Ball last night, gave an insight into a training ground technique that directly led to two Irish tries.

Today FM's Nathan Murphy joins Off The Ball team
# Otb
From The42
# Otb

Today FM's Nathan Murphy joins Off The Ball team

Mar 14th 2014, 11:14 AM 6,804 Views 4 Comments

Murphy leaves Today FM to join the award-winning Newstalk programme.

'McCarthy and McGeady will be booed by Scotland fans,' says Pat Nevin
# Road To France
From The42
# Road To France

'McCarthy and McGeady will be booed by Scotland fans,' says Pat Nevin

Feb 24th 2014, 9:30 PM 21,380 Views 78 Comments

The Scottish pundit claims the pair are likely to receive abuse when the teams meet in November.

Irrelevant Neil Francis comments 'come from the dark ages', says Nigel Owens
# Off The Ball
From The42
# Off The Ball

Irrelevant Neil Francis comments 'come from the dark ages', says Nigel Owens

Feb 17th 2014, 11:59 AM 26,541 Views 65 Comments

‘It’s terrible to think that an individual has to make a decision between who you are and being involved in the sport that you love’.

Gay people don't play sport because it is too manly - Neil Francis
# Controversial
From The42
# Controversial

Gay people don't play sport because it is too manly - Neil Francis

Feb 16th 2014, 3:58 PM 81,233 Views 298 Comments

The former Ireland lock and Sunday Independent columnist made his comments on Off The Ball.

Newstalk's 'Off the Ball' sees increase of 4,000 listeners
# Winning
From The42
# Winning

Newstalk's 'Off the Ball' sees increase of 4,000 listeners

Jan 30th 2014, 9:30 PM 6,413 Views 21 Comments

The programme has managed to thrive despite the high-profile departure of the Second Captains presenting team.

VIDEO: Non-league player attacks fan on 19th anniversary of Cantona's 'kung-fu' kick
# Off The Ball
From The42
# Off The Ball

VIDEO: Non-league player attacks fan on 19th anniversary of Cantona's 'kung-fu' kick

Jan 26th 2014, 1:16 PM 6,564 Views 4 Comments

The captain of English side Goole was sacked after the incident.

Second Captains get green light for another RTÉ TV series
# Second Coming
From The42
# Second Coming

Second Captains get green light for another RTÉ TV series

Jan 24th 2014, 3:00 PM 11,301 Views 40 Comments

They never go home those boys.