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#Off The Ball

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'I hope Roy and Martin O'Neill can turn it around for Ireland' - Paul Scholes
# MONKeano
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# MONKeano

'I hope Roy and Martin O'Neill can turn it around for Ireland' - Paul Scholes

Nov 30th 2013, 1:14 PM 10,545 Views 26 Comments

The former Manchester United midfielder told Off the Ball he was privileged to play alongside Keane.

David Walsh's Seven Deadly Sins wins Irish Sport Book of the Year
# Inside Sky
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# Inside Sky

David Walsh's Seven Deadly Sins wins Irish Sport Book of the Year

Nov 27th 2013, 10:09 AM 3,377 Views 11 Comments

The Irish journalist and author has a new book out that follows Team Sky and Tour de France winner Chris Froome.

Off The Ball to go to seven-day-a-week schedule
# Radio
From The42
# Radio

Off The Ball to go to seven-day-a-week schedule

Sep 25th 2013, 5:00 PM 16,211 Views 30 Comments

The weekend sports shows are to be ditched, the station has confirmed.

New 'Second Captains' TV show to debut next month
# Green Light
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# Green Light

New 'Second Captains' TV show to debut next month

Aug 26th 2013, 9:47 AM 13,796 Views 29 Comments

“Think Gamesmaster meets Crystal Maze meets Live at 3 meets Golden Girls with the set being a tasteful recreation of the Aztec zone.”

Swiss federation withdraws nomination for McQuaid
# Development
From The42
# Development

Swiss federation withdraws nomination for McQuaid

Aug 20th 2013, 8:02 PM 2,016 Views 4 Comments

Jamie Fuller told Newstalk’s Off the Ball that the organisation had “seen the light”.

Off The Ball's Joe Molloy: from 1 online listener to preaching to the sporting masses
# Interview
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# Interview

Off The Ball's Joe Molloy: from 1 online listener to preaching to the sporting masses

Aug 3rd 2013, 7:25 AM 12,310 Views 4 Comments

The Newstalk presenter gave up the idea of teaching history to pursue his broadcasting ambitions.

Interview: Bland GAA interviews could be here to stay laments Off The Ball’s Joe Molloy
# Straight Talking
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# Straight Talking

Interview: Bland GAA interviews could be here to stay laments Off The Ball’s Joe Molloy

Jul 31st 2013, 7:30 AM 4,002 Views 11 Comments

The Newstalk presenter feels many counties took note of Joe Canning/Henry Shefflin media sensation last year.

Second Captains to film pilot TV show for RTÉ... and you can go watch
# Never Go Home
From The42
# Never Go Home

Second Captains to film pilot TV show for RTÉ... and you can go watch

Jul 30th 2013, 7:05 PM 7,360 Views 10 Comments

The proposed TV episode will be filmed next Thursday, August 8.

'New' Off the Ball dips slightly in JNLR figures
# Radio
From The42
# Radio

'New' Off the Ball dips slightly in JNLR figures

Jul 25th 2013, 6:40 PM 6,030 Views 3 Comments

The popular sports show has 41,000 listeners, according to the figures released this evening.

Second Captains to broadcast 4 podcasts per week
# OTB5
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# OTB5

Second Captains to broadcast 4 podcasts per week

Jul 25th 2013, 2:59 PM 12,962 Views 48 Comments

They never go home those boys.

Did you miss Ciarán Lyng's cracking goal for Wexford last weekend? Check it out...
# Cúl
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# Cúl

Did you miss Ciarán Lyng's cracking goal for Wexford last weekend? Check it out...

Jun 11th 2013, 5:04 PM 3,055 Views 2 Comments

An early shout for goal of the year against Louth.

What do you think of the new Second Captains podcast then?
# OTB5
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# OTB5

What do you think of the new Second Captains podcast then?

May 14th 2013, 4:10 PM 15,372 Views 31 Comments

They never go home those lads.

'Off the Ball 5' announce new partnership with the Irish Times
# Off The Ball
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# Off The Ball

'Off the Ball 5' announce new partnership with the Irish Times

May 7th 2013, 12:02 PM 25,378 Views 64 Comments

The new “Second Captains” show will be podcast weekly on IrishTimes.com.

11 ways the world has changed since the Off The Ball 5 were last on the air
# OTB5
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# OTB5

11 ways the world has changed since the Off The Ball 5 were last on the air

May 4th 2013, 9:02 AM 13,847 Views 6 Comments

It’s two months since the last Challenge Murph, you guys.

Off The Ball 5 to make an announcement about new programme on Tuesday
# OTB5
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# OTB5

Off The Ball 5 to make an announcement about new programme on Tuesday

May 3rd 2013, 8:01 AM 15,655 Views 38 Comments

Where will Ken Early, Simon Hick, Mark Horgan, Eoin McDevitt and Ciaran Murphy turn up next?

Betsy Andreu email inspires Cycling Ireland official to quit
# Revelation
From The42
# Revelation

Betsy Andreu email inspires Cycling Ireland official to quit

Apr 17th 2013, 7:15 AM 14,708 Views 13 Comments

Former board member Anthony Moran denies that he is “anti-Pat McQuaid” in the wake of his resignation.

1 month on, patience a virtue for much-missed Off The Ball 5
# Off The Ball
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# Off The Ball

1 month on, patience a virtue for much-missed Off The Ball 5

Apr 1st 2013, 7:31 AM 4,054 Views 1 Comment

Four weeks ago today, Newstalk confirmed the stunning news. What happens next?

Off The Ball cult hero, Richie Sadlier's dog Frankie, died last night
# Otb
From The42
# Otb

Off The Ball cult hero, Richie Sadlier's dog Frankie, died last night

Mar 30th 2013, 11:13 AM 11,114 Views 18 Comments

The RTÉ soccer pundit spoke about his beloved Victorian bulldog on Newstalk in recent months.

Game on, Ger: Damien O’Meara on his new show, playing extra-time and Off The Ball drama
# Game On
From The42
# Game On

Game on, Ger: Damien O’Meara on his new show, playing extra-time and Off The Ball drama

Mar 23rd 2013, 10:30 AM 11,343 Views 6 Comments

The presenter of 2FM’s new nightly sports show is enjoying his new gig.

I don't feel under pressure to make retirement decision - O'Driscoll
# Interview
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# Interview

I don't feel under pressure to make retirement decision - O'Driscoll

Mar 14th 2013, 7:00 AM 7,621 Views 12 Comments

The Ireland centre also spoke about the impact of his new role as a father.

Great news! The OTB lads confirm they'll be back on air soon
# Second Captains
From The42
# Second Captains

Great news! The OTB lads confirm they'll be back on air soon

Mar 12th 2013, 2:14 PM 23,740 Views 24 Comments

Their ‘garden leave’ is set to come to an end in the near future.

Ferdinand may face charges over off-the-ball clash with Torres
# In Hot Water
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# In Hot Water

Ferdinand may face charges over off-the-ball clash with Torres

Mar 11th 2013, 11:06 AM 2,893 Views 11 Comments

The Manchester United defender appeared to push Fernando Torres over during yesterday’s FA Cup quarter-final.

France fightback ends promising night on a dampener for Jamie Heaslip
# 6 Nations
From The42
# 6 Nations

France fightback ends promising night on a dampener for Jamie Heaslip

Mar 11th 2013, 10:37 AM 5,750 Views 12 Comments

Ireland lock Donnacha Ryan admitted he was ‘bemused’ by a late decision to penalise the Irish scrum.

Opinion: A lack of pretence made Off the Ball stand out from the crowd
# Opinion
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# Opinion

Opinion: A lack of pretence made Off the Ball stand out from the crowd

Mar 10th 2013, 9:45 AM 13,216 Views 32 Comments

While the show still remains on Newstalk’s schedule, its essence has been cruelly removed.

Top readers' comments of the week
# You Told Us
# You Told Us

Top readers' comments of the week

Mar 9th 2013, 11:00 AM 8,128 Views 44 Comments

Here’s our round-up of the best, the most popular and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?

'Father Damo' missing the OTB lads already, releases heartfelt statement
# Second Captains
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# Second Captains

'Father Damo' missing the OTB lads already, releases heartfelt statement

Mar 6th 2013, 12:00 PM 6,907 Views 0 Comments

Comedian Joe Rooney is coming to terms with the fact that he’ll have to listen something other than Ken Early’s Football Show before he goes to sleep at night.

Off the Ball team release statement following Newstalk resignations
# Off The Ball
From The42
# Off The Ball

Off the Ball team release statement following Newstalk resignations

Mar 5th 2013, 4:40 PM 33,962 Views 60 Comments

“The five of us are determined to be back on air together as soon as possible.”

There's even a 'Free The OTB 5' Facebook page now
# Off The Ball
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# Off The Ball

There's even a 'Free The OTB 5' Facebook page now

Mar 5th 2013, 1:26 PM 3,040 Views 0 Comments

The people are not going to let this go without a fight.

Oh captains, our captains: 22 reasons why we’ll miss the Off the Ball team
# Off The Ball
From The42
# Off The Ball

Oh captains, our captains: 22 reasons why we’ll miss the Off the Ball team

Mar 5th 2013, 7:30 AM 40,434 Views 71 Comments

The five men who made Off The Ball famous resigned yesterday. Here are some of our favourite moments from the show.

LISTEN: Ger Gilroy opens Newstalk's Off The Ball following sports staff resignations
# Off The Ball
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# Off The Ball

LISTEN: Ger Gilroy opens Newstalk's Off The Ball following sports staff resignations

Mar 4th 2013, 7:23 PM 41,635 Views 133 Comments

“They made great radio and they helped make radio great.”

The next episode: Paddy Power open market on Team Off the Ball's next move
# Off The Ball
From The42
# Off The Ball

The next episode: Paddy Power open market on Team Off the Ball's next move

Mar 4th 2013, 6:53 PM 8,253 Views 12 Comments

Are they off to RTÉ? Or is a TV gig coming down the line for the famous five of Irish sports radio?

'They never go home, those boys': McDevitt and co already erased from Newstalk site
# Second Captains
From The42
# Second Captains

'They never go home, those boys': McDevitt and co already erased from Newstalk site

Mar 4th 2013, 5:04 PM 6,736 Views 10 Comments

Gone, but not forgotten.

Off The Ball team leaves Newstalk
# Off The Ball
From The42
# Off The Ball

Off The Ball team leaves Newstalk

Mar 4th 2013, 4:09 PM 80,348 Views 197 Comments

Sports editor Ger Gilroy will anchor the programme from now on.

Colm Parkinson on Jerry Kiernan: 'He's an angry man... anyone from Kerry that hates football you have to wonder'
# Wooly
From The42
# Wooly

Colm Parkinson on Jerry Kiernan: 'He's an angry man... anyone from Kerry that hates football you have to wonder'

Feb 17th 2013, 4:23 PM 66,801 Views 49 Comments

‘He’s a know-all. He doesn’t come across as a pundit.’

Here's how Twitter reacted to Jerry Kiernan's interview last night
# Grants Debate
From The42
# Grants Debate

Here's how Twitter reacted to Jerry Kiernan's interview last night

Feb 15th 2013, 4:19 PM 10,257 Views 8 Comments

The former Irish athlete has provoked a strong reaction from his views on the payment of grants to inter-county players.

'They tell themselves they're training hard' - Kiernan critical of GAA Players Scheme
# Opposed
From The42
# Opposed

'They tell themselves they're training hard' - Kiernan critical of GAA Players Scheme

Feb 15th 2013, 8:00 AM 35,445 Views 143 Comments

The former Irish athlete had some strong words about payment to inter-county players in an interview last night.

Joey Cunningham: 'There is a line you don't cross'
# Racism
From The42
# Racism

Joey Cunningham: 'There is a line you don't cross'

Feb 6th 2013, 12:37 PM 10,184 Views 7 Comments

The father of a Crossmaglen Rangers player who was allegedly racially abused believes the GAA have not properly grasped the issue in the sport.

Game On? RTÉ to take on Off The Ball with new one-hour evening sports show
# Radio
From The42
# Radio

Game On? RTÉ to take on Off The Ball with new one-hour evening sports show

Jan 29th 2013, 1:52 PM 18,550 Views 97 Comments

It’s a goodbye for Sport At 7, as Game On is introduced to 2fm listeners from next week.

O'Connell: Back injury is like 'a piece of toothpaste coming out of an onion'
# Lions Tour 2013
From The42
# Lions Tour 2013

O'Connell: Back injury is like 'a piece of toothpaste coming out of an onion'

Jan 10th 2013, 2:38 PM 15,401 Views 31 Comments

The Ireland lock believes missing out on the Six Nations will make it ‘very difficult’ to be picked for this year’s Lions tour.