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# second captains

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# mick lynch
Mick Lynch says Irish people have told him his message is ‘really resonating’
The RMT union boss has been a voice for workers’ rights and increased wages amid a cost-of-living crisis.
All time
# breaking the taboo
'I do not want any other child, any other young person or athlete to go through what I went through'
Psychotherapist Karen Leach shares her lived experience and explains why more must be done to prevent children being harmed.
# essential reading
The Second Captain who went in search of George Gibney and more of the week's best sportswriting
Plus, Anthony Daly revists the Offaly trilogy of ’98, the ‘sit-in’ and what haunts him most from a painful year.
# second captains
'I am the manager I make these decisions' - Pogba will never captain Man United again, Mourinho confirms
Jose Mourinho confirmed that the French star has been removed as vice-captain following defeat to Derby.
# sharon horgan
Sharon Horgan said she has 'broken down' over the last episode of Catastrophe a few times
The writer and producer said she thinks it’s good to “quit while you’re ahead.”
# second captains
Harrington and McDowell named as European vice captains for Ryder Cup
Thomas Bjorn has completed his backroom team for September’s match in Paris.
# second captains
Irish sports podcasts are talking about consent and it's long overdue
Second Captains decided to tackle the difficult case in their show and it was well worth listening to.
# Richie Sadlier
Richie Sadlier says he contemplated suicide after injuries forced him to retire at 24
“I retired in the first week of September. By December, I had contacted a solicitor. I had started writing a will.”
# gang's all here
'It feels right': Why Second Captains are rolling the dice again
The gang is “giddy” with the excitement though.
# they never go home
Second Captains announce daily podcasts with introduction of new world service
The additional shows will cost a monthly subscription fee of €5.
# Media
Second Captains' Murph and Ken on their new book, podcasting and the UFC phenomenon
They never go home, those boys.
# double standards
Jim McGuinness was challenged over potential hypocrisy in his book on Second Captains
“That’s what happened. It’s in the book.”
# Inspirational
Noel McGrath recalls using WhatsApp to tell team-mates about his cancer
The Tipperary hurler was a guest on Wednesday night’s Second Captains Live.
# Boxing
'UFC is more for the instant gratification generation' - Andy Lee
Lee chatted to Second Captains about his upcoming opponent Billy Joe Saunders, the pressure to sell-out Thomond Park and UFC interim Featherweight champion Conor McGregor.
# listen up
6 football podcasts you should subscribe to this season
We are just days away from the return of the Premier League.
# Tough Calls
BOD replaced one Munster sporting legend with another on the Good Wall tonight
The former Leinster player also spoke candidly about finishing his career in rugby.
# Concussion
'Props shouldn't talk about anything except scrums!' - Sexton on Second Captains
The Ireland out-half addressed Laurent Bénézech’s comments about his return from concussion.
# Auction
Paul McGrath raised €400 for charity by auctioning off his Second Captains t-shirt
The former Ireland international raised the money for A Buddy for Nicole.
# Podcasts
7 podcasts that will make your commute that little bit more bearable
Bored on the commute to work? Check out our list of essential sport listening on the net to brighten up your day.
# Home or Away?
Andy Lee's first world title defence could be in a Premier League football stadium
WBO middleweight champ in line for mandatory defence against Billy Joe Saunders this summer.
# male grooming
A left-field choice on the Good Wall and people left mystified by Shane Lowry's glittery beard
Andy Lee opted for a fellow Irish boxer while Maurice Fitzgerald lost out on tonight’s Second Captains Live.
# humblebrag
Brian O'Driscoll wants off 'The Good Wall', will Andy Lee oblige?
Number one, number 13. Whatever.
# Second Coming
Everyone fell in love with Ciaran McDonald all over again last night
The Mayo icon made a rare TV appearance on Second Captains last night.
Liam Brady took Roy Keane off the Second Captains' Good Wall last night
Well, now we know why they called him Chippy.
# slide into your screen like
Anyone spot the not-so-subtle Second Captains promo on Channel 4's new sitcom?
# And new...
'If he'd managed to hold on, I'd have punched myself out' - Andy Lee
Ireland’s latest world champion was very happy to see the referee stop the fight on Saturday.
# Bouncing Back
Anthony Tohill after chainsaw accident - 'There's so many people worse off than me'
The iconic Derry footballer has spoken out about the accident he was involved in last year.
# they never go home
Miss the excellent Second Captains Live discussion on homosexuality in sport?
We’ve got it here.
# second captains
'When I got my chance I gave it to him' -- Kieran Donaghy on that Joe Brolly outburst
The Tralee man stuck those headlines on the dressing room wall.
# Telly Gold
After the fist pump lesson, John Mullane is back on RTÉ tomorrow giving hurling tutorials
Mullane joins Steven Reid, Mags D’Arcy, Richie Sadlier and Kieran Donaghy on Second Captains tomorrow night.
# New Season
Second Captains Live makes solid outing on third series return
The show returned last night, and included an in-depth interview with Kilkenny GAA star Henry Shefflin.
# Good Wall
Quiz: Which Second Captains presenter are you?
The new season of Second Captains Live kicks off on RTÉ2 tonight.
# First Captain
'Maradona would be our dream guest' - Second Captains' Eoin McDevitt
The new series of Second Captains Live starts next week on RTÉ
# casual banter
Aprés Match's take on Richie Sadlier is like a spaced-out Bono
Their Darragh Maloney character is terrific though.
# Second Coming
Second Captains sign contract extension at the Irish Times
They never go home, those boys.
The Second Captains lads are back on our airwaves tonight with their new GAA show
Second Captains Championship starts tonight at 6pm on RTE Radio 1.
# Dial it up
Second Captains move the dial to RTÉ with return to radio
The former Newstalk crew’ will have a new show throughout the summer.
# come back to what you know
Simon Hick column: Penney era a step backwards, but glory days won't be easy to revive for Foley
The bootroom philosophy of appointing coaches can work, but will it work in Munster?
# column
Simon Hick column: Irish rugby is in the middle of a golden age
Thanks to a remarkable generation of players, the Ireland team is in the midst of its ‘Alex Ferguson era’.
# all-terrain
Simon Hick column: No such thing as the 'Joe Schmidt style'
Rather than fuss over pretty patterns, the Kiwi coach is figuring out new ways to win each game.