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Sunday May 15th

A packed show as we discuss two wins for Cork over Waterford. First up we discuss the hurlers’ win over the Deise in Walsh Park, we hear from Cork boss Kieran Kingston and his opposite number Liam Cahill. Cork legend Seanie McGrath and the Echo’s Denis Hurley provide expert analysis.

We then turn our attentions to Fraher Field, where Ger McCarthy was on hand to witness Cork book their place in the Munster Ladies Football final against Kerry with a well deserved win over Waterford. We also hear from boss Shane Ronayne and several of the Cork players.

Cork City FC coach Declan Coleman takes to us about City’s newly launched junior academy in West Cork, and we hear from Erika O’Shea about her move to Australia.

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Saturday, May 14th

We hear from Tomas Mulcahy ahead of Corks make or break clash against Waterford tomorrow.

Rockmount are the FAI Intermediate Cup champions we have reaction from management and players as well as from John O’Shea.

Cork ladies football captain Maire O’Callaghan gives her thoughts on their clash with Waterford tomorrow

We hear from Cork minor football boss Michael O’Brien and a roundup of the days action.


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The Women in Sport Podcast S03E19

On the latest episode of the Women in Sport Podcast with Ger McCarthy, Ger speaks to:

1.37 Erika O’Shea on her move to Australia
13.44 Cork captain Maire O’Shea on their clash with Waterford
21.05 Cork U14 boss JJ Deasy
26.26 F1 round up with Sarah McKenzie
44.54 The Address UCC Glanmire coach Mark Scannell
54.09 Cork camogie boss Matthew Twomey
1.00.7 Cork minor Camogie boss Jerry Wallace
1.11.14 Cork u16 boss Donie Daly

 

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Sunday, May 8th

A packed show with reaction to last nights game between Cork and Kerry in the Munster SFC semi-final. We hear from Cork boss John Cleary and Kerry manager Jack O’Connor, Ger McCarthy also joins to discuss the game. Douglas Hall are FAI Youth Cup champions, their boss Derek Waldon gives us his reaction. We hear from Johan van Graan after yesterdays defeat for Munster and Sarah McKenzie talks F1 in Miami. All of that and more.

 


Big Red Bench

Saturday May 7th

Tomas O’Leary on the drama at the Aviva as Munster lose to Toulouse on a placekicking competition. Munster Senior League champions Rockmount join us in studio as captain Ken Hoey and goalkeeper Brendan O’Connell talk about their season and the Intermediate Cup final against Bluebell United. We hear from Darren Murphy and John Caulfield as Galway United beat Cobh Ramblers. And we’re over and back to Cork v Kerry in Pairc ui Rinn.

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The Women in Sport Podcast S03E18

This week’s guest include

Tik Tok Womens 6 Nations IRISH HERO ENYA BREEN joins Munster Women Rugby Chairperson Wendy Keenan and I to review Breen’s match-winning performnace against Scotlad

We welcome back #WomenInSport #podcast #Formula1 Expert Sarah McKenzie for This week’s #Formula 1 weekly segment to preview the MIAMI Grand Prix, W Series debuting, Mick Schumacher’s F1 future PLUS Audi and Proche’s potential F1 arrival

Cork Camogie’s Minor and U16 panels are preparing for Munster Camogie final appearances this weekend. We hear from both camps and get the thoughts of managers Donie Daly and Jerry Wallace

We also hear from Cork LGFA Senior Manager Shane Ronayne on his squad announcement for the 2022 Munster and All-Ireland Championships PLUS Cork Minor Manager Joe Carroll and Cork U16 Managers Dominic Gallagher on leading their county to Munster LGFA final victories.


Big Red Bench

Sunday May 1st

Kieran Kingston on Cork’s defeat to Clare, and analysis from Cork legend Tomas Mulcahy and Denis Hurley of the Echo. Gavan Casey of the42.ie and John Riordan of the Irish Examiner on Katie Taylor’s incredible win over Amanda Serrano.

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Saturday, April 30th

We look back at last nights 4-1 win by Cork City at home to Longford, we hear from Patrick Horgan and Cork legend Seanie McGrath ahead of the game in Thurles tomorrow between Cork and Clare. Paul Townend is champion jockey again we get his thoughts on another incredible season for the Corkman. Niamh Briggs spoke to Ger McCarthy ahead of tonight’s final round of the Women’s Six Nations. We also round up all of the days action.


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The Women in Sport Podcast S03E17

On the latest episode of the Women in Sport Podcast with Ger McCarthy

1.10 Former Ireland women’s star Niamh Briggs and Munster Rugby Women’s Chairperson Wendy Keenan on Ireland’s Six Nations Campaign
22.40 Sarah McKenzie on the Imola Grand Prix
37.40 Reaction from Cork Camogie’s win over Waterford
47.20 Cork Under 16 manager Donie Daly
55.00 Cork minor football boss Joe Carroll
1.01.00 Cork U14A boss JJ Deasy
1.05.58 Under 16A Boss Dominic Gallagher

 
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Sunday, April 24th

Massive show this Sunday evening, Aidan wraps up all the days action in the premier league and the days GAA action. Matthew Twomey gives his reaction to Cork’s win over Waterford in the Munster Senior Camogie semi final and Ger McCarthy analyses the action from Pairc Ui Rinn. Colum Cronin of the Irish NFL Show talks us through the upcoming NFL Draft and we hear from Cork’s Ryan Sheehan who clinched the WBC Muay Thai Title and the ISKA Title last night in Neptune.


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Saturday, April 23rd

On the show we react to Cork City’s win in the derby against Cobh Ramblers. We hear from two cheerleaders who are on Irish soil ahead of the College Football Classic in Dublin in August. Aaron Hill joins us to talk snooker and we round up all of the days action.


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The Women in Sport Podcast S03E16

This week’s guest include

Treble-winning Skibbereen Women RFC captain Averyl Condell joins Munster Women Rugby Chairperson Wendy Keenan and I to review her club’s magnificent season plus a full club and international roundup

Big Red Bench AFLW Expert and Aussie Rules Coach Mike Currane joins me for a special interview where Mike analyses all 14 Irish players AFLW seasons

This week’s #Formula 1 segment includes #WomenInSport #podcast #Formula1 Expert Sarah McKenzie previewing the Imola Grand Prix and a chat about the importance of saftey cars and DRS in modern-day Formula 1

Another of this week’s special guests is Cork Intermediate Camogie captain Fiona Neville who talks about Cork’s Munster final victory over Kerry and we also hear from Cork U16 Manager Donie Daly

Easter proved a profitable weekend for Cork LGFA’s underage teams. We will from Cork LGFA Managers Joe Carroll (Minors) Dominic Gallagher (U16) JJ Deasy (U14)

PLUS Cork senior manager Shane Ronayne on their Munster and All-Ireland senior championship preparations

 


Big Red Bench

Sunday April 17th

As Limerick comfortably beat Cork, we hear from Cork boss Kieran Kingston and Limerick’s John Kiely, while Cork legend Tomas Mulcahy and the Bench’s own Aidan Leahy provide analysis. Reaction from Waterford and Tipperary. And we talk to one of the best fighters in the country, Cork’s Ryan Sheehan.

 

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Saturday, April 16th

Ahead of Cork vs Limerick in the Munster SHC we hear from Seanie McGrath and TJ Ryan, we also react to Cork City 0-0 Bray Wanderers. Edward Kenny gives us his thoughts on his Rockmount side’s victory and progression to the FAI Centenary Intermediate Cup Final and much more..

 


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The Women in Sport Podcast S03E15

This week with Ger McCarthy on the Women In Sport Podcast: Mike Currane is back for a final AFLW review of an amazing season. We analyse the 2022 AFLW Grand Final between the Adelaide Crows and Melbourne Demons and pay homage to one of Ireland’s greatest ever AFLW players Ailish Considine. F1 Expert Sarah McKenzie reviews the Australian Grand Prix.

Munster Women’s Rugby chairperson Wendy Keenan joins me to review a hugely important huge week for Munster Womens’ Rugby including a review of schools and provincial underage finals.

Munster Hockey PRO Graham Catchpole is back once again to talk women’s club hockey and a UCC Division 1 Play-Off win.

And we will also hear form Cork LGFA U16 Manager Dominic Gallagher following his side’s Munster Championship victory.
AND we hear from Cork LGFA Minor Manager Joe Carroll ahead of his team’s championship opener against Tipperary.


Big Red Bench

Sunday April 10th

Reaction from Cork’s defeat to Galway in the Camogie league final. Cork selectors Diarmuid O’Sullivan and Des Cullinane.

 

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Saturday, April 9th

We speak to Sean Holland ahead of the virtual run fundraiser for Marymount Hospice in memory of his friend Killian Lawton. Reaction to Cobh Ramblers loss to Waterford, Cork vs Kerry in the Munster MHC – Paudie Murray gives us his thoughts on the victory. Roundup of the days action from Premier League to Aintree to the Masters. Matthew Twomey speaks ahead of Cork vs Galway in the National Camogie League final. Sarah McKensie Previews the F1 Australian Grand Prix.

 


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The Women in Sport Podcast S03E14

On this episode of the Women in Sport Podcast:

1.10 AFLW review with Mike Currane
13.30 F1 chat with Sarah McKenzie
24.50 Rugby review with Wendy Keenan
36.30 Hockey roundup with Graham Catchpole
44.00 Matthew Twomey looks ahead to Cork v Galway
52.40 Reaction from Sacred Heart Clonakilty and St Mary’s Midleton
1.03.30 Cork u14 boss JJ Deasy

 

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Big Red Bench

Sunday April 3rd

Kieran Kingston on Cork’s defeat to Waterford, and analysis from Denis Hurley. Tomas O’Leary on Munster’s defeat to Leinster. Ger McCarthy on his new book Cork LGFA – The Game of My Life. Denis Kirwan previews the Masters. Reaction from Sacred Heart Clonakilty and St Mary’s High School, Midleton.

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Saturday, April 2nd

A huge show as Tomas Mulcahy previews Cork v Waterford in the National League Final. Fintan O’Toole talks #PaircUiRinnOrNowhere, We have reaction to Cork City’s win over Wexford with Kevin O’Connor. We preview C&S Neptune vs Tralee Warriors, Munster vs Leinster and more.


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The Women in Sport Podcast S03E13

Ger McCarthy is back for another Women In Sport Podcast. On the show:

The Address UCC Glanmire and Singletons SuperValu Brunell face off in this weekend’s Women’s Basketball Champions Trophy final, Cork 2022 Tesco All-Ireland Minor Camogie winners, I have all the post-match reaction from Cork’s win over Galway in Semple Stadium.

We will also hear from Cork Intermediate captain Finola Neville and manager Trevor Coleman. The Big Red Bench was in MTU to witness Mourneabbey’s Clonakilty Food Company’s Cork LGFA U21 A county final win over Glanmire. We get all the after-match reaction, PLUS a preview of this weekend’s Munster U144 LGFA final between Cork and Kerry with Cork manager JJ Deasy.

F1, AFLW, Women’s rugby plus more.

 

 


Big Red Bench

Sunday March 27th

Kieran Kingston on Cork’s win over Kilkenny, journalist John O’Shea on that game and the footballers’ win over Offaly, Mourneabbey on their county u21 title win, Fiona Hayes on Ireland’s defeat to Wales, Cork boxer Tommy Hyde on turning pro.

 

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Saturday, March 26th

Seanie McGrath previews Cork v Kilkenny, we hear from Cork City goalkeeper David Harrington, it was all about Cork at the Aviva stadium and also in Thurles where Cork won the minor camogie All Ireland.

John O’Shea also previews Cork’s do or die clash v Offaly tomorrow.


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The Women in Sport Podcast S03E12

On a busy episode of the Women in Sport Podcast, Ger McCarthy speaks to:

1.26 The Address UCC Glanmire’s Amercian duo Carrie Shephard and Tierney Pfirman
16.00 F1 roundup with Sarah McKenzie
26.00 Munster Hockey Review with PRO Graham Catchpole
33.00 Munster Women’s Rugby roundup with chairperson Wendy Keenan
40.10 Cork Minor Camogie boss Jerry Wallace
50.20 Cork U16 Camogie boss Donie Daly
56.40 Cork Intermediate Camogie boss Trevor Coleman
1.02.40 St Mary’s High School Midleton’s Tomás Mac a’ tSaoir
1.09.00 Coachford CC’s Shane Creed and Rebecca Murphy
1.17.10 Cork Under 14 boss JJ Deasy on their Munster clash with Kerry

 

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Sunday, March 20th

Aidan hears from Fintan O’Toole on Cork’s win over Down at Pairc Ui Chaoimh, Diarmuid Sheehan tells us about how Cork did in their defeat to Wexford in the hurling. Plenty of action rounded up, and to round up this years Six Nations Tom Savage of the Three Red Kings gives us his thoughts on an incredible finale on Saturday.


Big Red Bench

Saturday, March 19th

Aidan Leahy hosts as we reflect on Cork City’s win over Treaty United, Cian Bargary joins. We hear from Stephen Kenny, Mark Dolan a mentor with Rochestown College hurlers and camogie u16 boss Donie Daly

 


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The Women in Sport Podcast – S03E11

In episode 11 of the Women in Sport Podcast, Ger McCarthy speaks to: Matthew Twomey, Amy Lee, Kilkenny’s Brian Dowling, Trevor Coleman, Jerry Wallace, Orlaith Cahalane, Orlatih Mullins and Waterford’s Roisin Hartley. Cork U16’s manager Donie Daly.
MTU captain Aisling Forde and UCC captain Emma Cleary.
A new weekly #Formula 1 segment with #Formula1 Expert Sarah McKenzie.
Munster Hockey PRO Graham Catchpole.
Munster Women Rugby’s Chairperson Wendy Keenan.
AFLW Expert and Aussie Rules Coach Mike Currane returns.


Big Red Bench

Sunday March 13th

Moss Finn and Tom Savage of Three Red Kings discuss Ireland’s win over England. Reaction from Cork after their thrilling win over Waterford in the All Ireland Minor Championship Quarter Final. Cork City boss Colin Healy on the top of the table clash with Waterford.

 

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Saturday, 12th March

Aidan Leahy hosts a jam packed show with reaction to Cork City vs Cobh Ramblers, goal scorer Cian Murphy joins as does Ruairi O’Hagan to reflect on that, we hear from Stephen Kenny on his new contract, primary schools GAA is back, Seamus O’Connor discusses their return. We hear from Shane Prendergast who along with his GAA club in Carrigtwohill are trying to help out their friend Mick Murphy and his family. We have loads of camogie and more!


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The Women in Sport Podcast – S03E10

In episode 10 of the Women in Sport Podcast, Ger McCarthy speaks to:

1.20 Aine McKenna and Mark Scannell of the double winning The Address UCC Glanmire
15.40 Cork Sports Partnerships Claire Hurley
25.20 AFLW round up with Mike Currane
37.20 Munster Women’s Rugby round up with Wendy Keenan
47.20 Cork’s Maire O’Callaghan, Martina O’Brien, Cork boss Shane Ronayne and Waterford’s Pat Sullivan
1.02.00 Brendan Keary of Keary’s Motors on their sponsorship of Cork Camogie
1.07.20 Senior boss Matthew Twomey previews the Kilkenny clash
1.13.40 Cork minor boss Jerry Wallace on their All Ireland Quarter Final
1.22.20 Cork Camogie Intermediate boss Trevor Coleman

 

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Big Red Bench

Sunday March 6th and Saturday March 5th

On the show tonight, reaction from Cork’s win over Waterford in the Lidl Ladies National Football League. We hear from Kieran Kingston after Cork’s win over Galway. Mark Scannell of Glanmire Basketball Club. Cian Bargary on Cork City’s draw with Longford Town, and we talk AFL in Ireland with Ireland coach Eoin O’Sullivan.

Also included is yesterday’s show live from Pairc ui Chaoimh, featuring Tomas Mulcahy and Rob Heffernan.

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Big Red Bench

Sunday March 6th & Sat March 5th

On the show tonight, reaction from Cork’s win over Waterford in the Lidl Ladies National Football League. We hear from Kieran Kingston after Cork’s win over Galway. Mark Scannell of Glanmire Basketball Club. Cian Bargary on Cork City’s draw with Longford Town, and we talk AFL in Ireland with Ireland coach Eoin O’Sullivan.

Also included is yesterday’s show live from Pairc ui Chaoimh, featuring Tomas Mulcahy and Rob Heffernan.

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The Women in Sport Podcast – S03E09

On the latest episode of the Women in Sport Podcast with Ger McCarthy:

1.15 Margaurite Deasy of Ring Rowing Club on being successfully nominated by Rowing Ireland for the prestigious Women in Leadership Programme

10.24 Clonakilty Hockey club PRO Lisa Kemp on their 2022 Irish Women’s Hockey Trophy Challenge semi final defeat

15.44 AFLW roundup with Mike Currane

26.28 Womens rugby roundup with Munster chairperson Wendy Keenan

37.38 Cork camogie manager Matthew Twomey on their win over Limerick

41.33 Cork ladies boss Shane Ronayne previews their clash with Waterford

49.46 Cork u14 boss JJ Deasy on their clash with Tipperary

55.15 Cork minor football boss Joe Carroll

1.03.44 Singleton Supervalu Brunell’s Edel Thornton

1.09.19 The Address UCC Glanmire’s Aine McKenna

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Sunday February 27th

Kieran Kingston on Cork’s win over Limerick, and the Echo’s Denis Hurley talks us through the game. Keith Ricken on the Cork footballers’ defeat to Galway.  Brian Cuthbert on Bishopstown GAA’s #MatchesForMick. Moss Finn on Ireland’s win over Italy.

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Saturday, 26th February

Aidan Leahy hosts as we look back on Cork City’s loss to Galway Utd, we collab with The Anfield Wrap to talk Caoimhin Kelleher, Seanie McGrath previews Cork v Limerick, we talk camogie, rugby and more.


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The Women in Sport Podcast S03E08

On this week’s episode of the Women in Sport Podcast, Ger McCarthy speaks to:

1.15 Singleton SuperValu Brunell’s Edel Thornton
10.26 Clonakilty Hockey Club preview the Challenge Cup semi final with Northern Ireland Civil Service
22.28 Munster womens rugby round up with Wendy Keenan
30.29 AFLW roundup with Mike Currane
39.54 Republic of Ireland under 17 womens manager James Scott
49.50 Cork LGFA’s Melissa Duggan and Shane Ronayne on the defeat to Dublin
1.00.12 Cork camogie boss Matthew Twomey on the win over Clare
1.08.30 Cork camogie intermediates Fionola Neville & Trevor Coleman

 

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Big Red Bench

Sunday February 20th

Discussion on the Cork footballers following their defeat to Derry. Reaction from the Cork Ladies Footballers after their defeat to Dublin. Siam Warriors Fighters preview their Rumble at the Rockies Fight Night.

 

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Big Red Bench

Saturday, 19th February

Aidan Leahy hosts as we look back at Cork City’s blistering start to the new season, Dylan McGlade joins after his hattrick. Premier League roundup, Paul Kerrigan on Cork v Derry, Matthew Twomey talks Cork Camogie and Ger McCarthy reports on Cork LGFA v Dublin from Croke Park.


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The Women in Sport Podcast S03E07

On this episode of the Women in Sport Podcast, Ger McCarthy speaks to:

1.14 Ashton Hockey Club’s Kate Harvey ahead of the Irish Hockey Trophy Semi Final
10.37 HerSport.ie’s Alanna Cunnane previews the Women’s National League
20.25 Singleton Supervalu Brunell coach Tim O’Halloran on their good form
28.39 Cork LGFA’s Melissa Duggan and Shane Ronayne on their defeat to Meath
41.18 Cork Camogie Senior manager Matthew Twomey previews their league trip to Clare
50.21 Reaction from Cork’s win over Dublin in the All Ireland Minor Camogie Championship
56.42 Mike Currane discusses the Irish involvement in the AFLW this week
1.08.42 Munster Rugby’s Wendy Keenan discusses the week that was

 

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Big Red Bench

Sunday February 13th

A packed show, featuring Kieran Kingston on Cork’s win over Offaly while Denis Hurley of the Echo talks us through the game. Reaction from the Cork Camogie sides win over Dublin in the All Ireland Minor Championship. Moss Finn on Ireland’s defeat to France. Alan Lomasney of the Cork Admirals on the Super Bowl. Colin Healy of Cork City and Darren Murphy of Cobh Ramblers preview the season ahead.

 

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Saturday, 12th February

Aidan Leahy hosts a packed show featuring build up to Cork v Offaly with Seanie McGrath and Brian Carroll, Ger McCarthy brings us reaction to Cork Ladies Footballers league opener, Dylan O’Connell chats FAI strategy and more.


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The Women in Sport Podcast S03E06

Ger McCarthy is back with another episode of the Women in Sport Podcast, featuring:

1.00 Aisling O’Reilly from Off The Ball previews the opening round of the LIDL Ladies National Football League
10.55 UCC’s Caoimhe Purdue talks about her hockey career
28.57 Cork ladies football captain Maire O’Callaghan and vice captain Melissa Duggan
38.52 Cork minor camogie boss Jerry Wallace
45.20 Cork intermediate camogie boss Trevor Coleman
50.44 Cork camogie u16 boss Donie Daly and under 16 football boss Dominic Gallagher
1.04.53 Mike Currane on the weekend’s action in the AFLW
1.15.50 Munster Women Rugby chairperson Wendy Keenan on the week that was

 

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Super Bowl LVI Preview with Colum Cronin

Colum Cronin of the Irish NFL Show joins Aidan Leahy to preview Sunday’s Super Bowl between the Cincinnati Bengals and the LA Rams.


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Sunday February 6th

Reaction from Cork managers Keith Ricken and Kieran Kingston after yesterday’s games with Clare. Cathal Heffernan talks to us about his move to AC Milan, and we hear from Cathal’s dad Rob. We preview the Super Bowl with Colum Cronin

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Saturday Feb 5th 2022

Colm O’Sullivan hosts on a day of wins for Cork and Ireland

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The Women in Sport Podcast S03E05

On the latest episode of the Women in Sport Podcast with Ger McCarthy:

1.00 Niamh Dwyer, Fr Matthews Basketball Club
14.00 Cork minor camogie boss Jerry Wallace
25.20 Republic of Ireland U16 manager Tom Elmes
32.20 Reaction from Mournabbey’s All Ireland Final defeat to Kilkerrin-Clonberne
42.00 Wendy Keenan, Munster Women’s Rugby
50.50 AFLW weekly round up with Mike Currane

 

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Sunday January 30th

Cork football boss Keith Ricken joins us live to talk about the Rebels’ defeat to Roscommon. Colm Boohig from Off The Ball on Rafa Nadal’s epic Australian Open win. New Cork camogie captain Amy Lee on the year ahead. Cork born Bubba Newby on representing Ireland at the Winter Olympics. And we look ahead to the Ireland Under 20s’ Six Nations campaign.

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Saturday 29th January

Reaction from St Finbarr’s defeat to Kilcoo in the AIB All Ireland Club Championship Semi Final.

Reaction from Mourneabbey as the lose out in the All Ireland Football Final.

Cork football boss Keith Ricken

 

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The Women in Sport Podcast S03E04

On a bumper edition of the Women in Sport Podcast, Ger McCarthy speaks to:

1.20 Mourneabbey’s Brid O’Sullivan, Maire O’Callaghan and Laura Fitzgerald ahead of Saturday’s All Ireland Final
17.20 Irish Rowers Claire Lambe and Sanita Puspure on being elected to the latest Olympic Federation of Ireland Athletes’ Commission for the 2022-2024 term
32.40 New Cork camogie captain Amy Lee
40.00 AFLW roundup with Mike Currane
48.40 Wendy Keenan of Munster Rugby
58.00 The Address UCC Glanmire’s Claire Melia on being crowned Paudie O’Connor National Cup Champions

 

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Sunday January 23rd

Ruairi wraps up all the days action. We speak to Cork City legend Alan Bennett about retirement, and his new gig as FAI Development officer. And we talk to John O’Shea about securing his PDC tour card.

 

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Saturday January 22nd

Colm O’Sullivan with reaction to Cork v Kerry, preview of Munster v Wasps plus lots more


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The Women in Sport Podcast S03E03

On this week’s Women in Sport Podcast with Ger McCarthy:

1.00 Ireland Hockey international Roisin Upton
12.20 Sinead O’Regan, Cork LGFA Physiotherapist
25.30 Claire Melia and Mark Scannell preview The Address UCC Glanmire’s Paudie O’Connor National Cup Final
44.40 Reaction from Mourneabbey’s stunning All Ireland Semi Final win over Dunboyne

 

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Sunday January 16th

Reaction from Munster Champions St Finbarr’s as we heard from Ian Maguire, Stephen Sherlock, Enda Dennehy, Alan O’Connor and boss Paul O’Keefe, and our man John O’Shea sums up the day’s action.

We hear from Mourneabbey who booked their place in the All Ireland final with an emphatic win over Dunboyne – Doireann O’Sullivan, Laura Fitzgerald, Vikki Wall, Emma Duggan, Brid O’Sullivan and boss Shane Ronayne all spoke to host of the Women in Sport Podcast Ger McCarthy.

And we hear from UCC hurler Rob Downey ahead of the start of the Fitzgibbon Cup.

 

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The Women in Sport Podcast | Episode 33

On this episode of the Women in Sport Podcast, Ger McCarthy speaks to:

1.10 Saoirse Noonan about her breakthrough year
14.05 Cork legend Elaine Hart on becoming the goalkeeping coach with the Tipperary senior men’s team
25.01 UCC Glanmire’s Aine McKenna
36.10 Mourneabbey’s Emma and Kathryn Coakley on their All Ireland Semi final with Dunboyne

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Sunday 9th January

Colm O’Sullivan wraps up a busy Sunday


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The Women in Sport Podcast | Episode 32

On the first episode of 2022 of the Women in Sport Podcast, Ger McCarthy speaks to

1.15 Eamonn Murray, manager of All ireland Ladies Football Champions Meath
12.14 Munster Hockey’s Sophie Clein
24.00 Inniscarra’s Caitlin Looney and Stephen McCormack ahead of the Munster Championship Semi Final with Scariff Ogonnelloe
38.40 Jim Ryan, son of the legendary Eamonn Ryan, on his family’s reaction to TG4’s incredible documentary Eamonn Ryan – An Máistir
48.27 Singleton Supervalu Brunell’s Lauryn Homan

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The Women in Sport Podcast | Episode 31

On the final Women in Sport Podcast of 2021, Ger speaks to new Cork Camogie boss Matthew Twomey, Cork Camogie PRO Louise Weldon, Munster Hockey PRO Graham Catchpole and Cork Under 14 boss JJ Deasy.

 

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Sunday, December 19th

A packed show with Aidan Leahy, reaction to St. Finbarrs’ win in the Munster SF Club Championship semi final, John O’Shea recaps, Cork Camogie manager Matthew Twomey, athletics star Darragh McElhinney and Michael Mc of the Irish NFL show joins and more.

 


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Jerry Harris Remembered

A special tribute show as we remember the late, great Jerry Harris, who passed away this week at the age of 81. We heard from Declan Daly, Derek Coughlan, Liam Kearney, Dan Murray, Pat Dolan, Damien Richardson, John Caulfield, Eanna Buckley, Mick Ring, Declan Carey and Tony O’Donoghue as they remembered one of Cork football’s icons.

 

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The Women in Sport Podcast | Episode 30

On Episode 30 of the Women in Sport Podcast with Ger McCarthy:

0.00 Author of the book Holding Her Breath, Columnist with the Irish Examiner, co-editor of Banshee Literature and St. Finbarr’s Camogie player Eimear Ryan

13.13 Cork City Women FC’s Player of the Year and Player’s Player of the Year Eva Mangan

24.55 Clonakilty RFC PRO and Under16 Girls Manager Vicki McCabe 

35.42 Reaction from Mourneabbey after beating Tipperary’s Aherlow to win a 7th consecutive Munster LGFA senior A Championship in Mallow last Sunday.

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Sunday December 12th

A packed show, featuring reaction from Munster champions Mourneabbey and analysis from Ger McCarthy, Midleton boss Ger Fitzgerald on their defeat to Kilmallock, journalist Dylan Fitzgerald on Munster’s win over Wasps, the Bench’s own Aidan Leahy on a phenomenal F1 finale and Spike O’Sullivan on another win for Katie Taylor

 

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Saturday December 11th

Ruairi Keating on signing for Cork City, Conan Byrne on his Crossbar Challenge for Make A Wish, Johann van Graan and Ian Costello on Munster’s Champions Cup game and we preview Mourneabbey’s Munster final with Aherlow.

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The Women in Sport Podcast | Episode 29

On episode 29 of the Women in Sport Podcast with Ger McCarthy

0.00 Mourneabbey’s Ciara O’Sullivan, Laura Fitzgerald and Shane Ronayne offer post match reaction following their win over Ballymacarbery in the Munster Semi Final

6.45 Mourneabbey’s Brid O’Sullivan and Maire O’Callaghan preview this weekend’s Munster final against Aherlow

22.53 Inch Rovers’ Sarah Harrington and Jessica O’Shea preview their Munster final against Rathmore

32.00 Jerry Wallace Cork Minor Camogie boss

On episode 29 of the Women in Sport Podcast with Ger McCarthy

0.00 Mourneabbey’s Ciara O’Sullivan, Laura Fitzgerald and Shane Ronayne offer post match reaction following their win over Ballymacarbery in the Munster Semi Final

6.45 Mourneabbey’s Brid O’Sullivan and Maire O’Callaghan preview this weekend’s Munster final against Aherlow

22.53 Inch Rovers’ Sarah Harrington and Jessica O’Shea preview their Munster final against Rathmore

32.00 Jerry Wallace Cork Minor Camogie boss

 

Listen to “The Women in Sport Podcast | Episode 29” on Spreaker.

 


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Sunday December 5th

A packed show as Ger McCarthy joins Ruairi in studio.

Reaction from Mourneabbey’s win in the Munster Semi Final, and we hear from Iveleary and Newmarket after their wins in Pairc ui Chaoimh.

Paralympic silver medallist Niamh McCarthy joins us to discuss her retirement and her incredible career.

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Saturday December 4th

Colm O’Sullivan is joined by legendary Cork City manager John Caulfield to chat about his new book. Also City captain Gearoid Morrissey discusses his retirement. And Tomas Mulcahy pays tribute to the late great Seanie O’Leary


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The Women in Sport Podcast | Episode 28

On episode 28 of the Women in Sport Podcast with Ger McCarthy:

0.33 Cork Camogie’s Fiona Keating

12.13 Inch Rovers’ Sarah Harrington and Noel O’Connor

22.53 Valley Rovers’ Denis Kiely and Monagea’s Martin O’Sullivan

28.17 Castlehaven’s Dinny Cahalane and John McGuickin and Mullinahone’s Paul Kelly

35.39 Mourneabbey’s Shane Ronayne

 
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Sunday, November 28th

Aidan Leahy hosts a packed show with loads of reaction from the football county finals at Pairc Ui Chaoimh, Ger McCarthy was on hand as St. Finbarr’s and Mallow pulled off wins. We also have look at the days football, ladies football, pro wrestling and more.


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Saturday 27th November

Saturday 27th November

Preview of the Premier Football Championship Final between the Barrs & Clon.

Ger McCarthy and John O Shea were on press night duty.


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The Women in Sport Podcast | Episode 27

On episode 27 of the Women in Sport Podcast with Ger McCarthy:

0.33 Erika O’Shea talks about winning her first All Star

10.18 Reaction from Mourneabbey’s win over the Banner in their Munster SFC Q/F

15.25 Reaction from Valley Rovers after their win over Burren Gales in the Munster IFC Q/F

22.10 Reaction from Castlehaven after their win over St Anne’s in the Munster JFC Q/F

31.54 Sarah Healy talks about stepping down as Cork City Under 17 boss

 

Listen to “The Women in Sport Podcast | Episode 27” on Spreaker.

 


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Sunday November 21st

Reaction from a massive day at Pairc ui Chaoimh as we hear from Co-Op Superstores PSHC winners Midleton – we speak to Ger Fitzgerald, Ben O’Connor and Luke O’Farrell. Reaction from Senior A champions Kanturk, and our reporter John O’Shea analyses both games.

Ger McCarthy was on hand in Mallow for a Munster ladies football quarter final double header – we’ll hear from Mourneabbey and from Castlehaven after their wins.

And we speak to Sara Byrne about the Mardyke Arena UCC Emerging Talent Programme.

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Saturday 20th November

Colm O’Sullivan rounds up all the Premier League action, we preview the County Final between the Glen and Midleton and we look ahead to Ireland v Argentina

 


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The Women in Sport Podcast | Episode 26

On the latest episode of the Women in Sport Podcast with Ger McCarthy

0.45 Amy Lee, Cork senior camogie star and All Star Nominee

13.06 Mourneabbey boss Shane Ronayne and Eire Og boss Donal Cronin following Mourneabbey’s win in the senior county final

18.20 Mourneabbey players Ciara and Doireann O’Sullivan, Maire O’Callaghan, Eimear Meaney, Brid O’Sullivan and Laura Fitzgerald

28.41 Interviews with Castlehaven following their epic encounter with Dohenys in the Junior A County Final – an all-time classic. Siobhan Courtney, Grainne O’Sullivan, Mairead O’Driscoll, Aideen Santry, Alice O’Driscoll, Katie Cronin, Noreen O’Sullivan, Rachel O’Driscoll, and winning manager Dinny Cahalane

41.08 Noel O’Connor and captain Sarah Harrington of Senior B County Champions Inch Rovers

 

Listen to “Women in Sport Podcast | Episode 26” on Spreaker.

 


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Sunday 14th November

Reaction from a dramatic day in Pairc ui Chaoimh as St Finbarrs defeat Castlehaven on penalties to advance to the Bons Secours Premier Senior Football Championship final. They’ll meet Clonakilty after their win over Douglas – reaction from both The Barrs and Clon, and our man in the Pairc Ger McCarthy gives us the lowdown. Jeff Gomez, the High Performance Manager at the Mardyke Arena discusses their emerging talent programme. And we look ahead to Ireland v Luxembourg.

 

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Saturday 13th November

Colm O’Sullivan in the hotseat on a great day for Irish rugby with victory over the All Blacks


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The Women in Sport Podcast | Episode 25

On episode 25 of the Women in Sport Podcast with Ger McCarthy:\

0.47 Chloe Sigerson talks to Ger about her All Star nomination
10.13 A big preview of the Senior county final, as Ger speaks to Mourneabbey captain Bríd O’Sullivan and Emer Meaney and Éire Óg’s Eimear Scally
29.46 Inch Rovers captain Sarah Harrington and St Val’s captain Sinead Cotter ahead of the Senior B final
42.39 Junior A County Final Preview – Castlehaven’s Siobhan Courtney and Aprille Duggan of Doheny’s
53.48 Cloyne’s Taylor Murphy on their county success

Listen to “The Women in Sport Podcast | Episode 25” on Spreaker. 


 


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Sunday November 7th

Reaction from the Co Op Superstores Premier Senior Hurling Championship semi finals as Midleton beat Blackrock and Glen Rovers defeat Sarsfields, and Ger McCarthy gives us his take on the games. And we sit down with Cork City boss Colin Healy to discuss the season.

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Saturday November 6th

Colm O’Sullivan with Premier League reaction, a big preview of the Senior Hurling Semi finals, reaction to Ireland’s win over Japan and Cork City FC latest


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The Women in Sport Podcast | Episode 24

On this edition of the Women in Sport Podcast with Ger McCarthy:

0.50 Libby Coppinger on her All Star nomination
12.30 Melissa Duggan on her All Star nomination
23.39 Cork City’s Ellie O’Brien on her involvement with the Republic of Ireland under 17 squad
31.30 Mourneabbey boss Shane Ronayne on the county final being played in Pairc ui Chaoimh
36.11 O’Donovan Rossa captain Kate O’Donovan on being crowned county Junior B champions
40.30 Intermediate champions Valley Rovers boss Denis Kiely
43.40 Valley Rovers players Eimear and Daire Kiely

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Sunday, October 31st

Aidan Leahy is in the hotseat as we look back on an action packed Sunday. Ger McCarthy recaps the Bon Secours Premier Senior Football quarter finals, we hear from members of the Cork City FC Women’s team as they drive for 2k fans at Turners Cross.
We look at the Premier League, we have Davy Fitz on what’s next and more


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Saturday October 30th

Cork City’s Cian Coleman reflects on their season and Andrew Horgan of the Evening Echo analyses City’s campaign. Cobh Ramblers boss Darren Murphy on their positive end to the season, while John O’Shea of the Evening Echo looks back on their year. Reaction from Bishopstown after their win over Bantry Blues. Ger McCarthy speaks to Castlehaven and Clonakilty.

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The Women in Sport Podcast | Episode 23

In episode 23 of the Women in Sport Podcast with Ger McCarthy:

0.55 Amy O’Connor discusses her All Star nomination, Paudie Murray’s departure and more
15.00 Reaction from the SE Systems Cork County Senior Camogie champions Seandun
19.48 Linda Mellerick of the Evening Echo analyses the final
27.02 Cork City’s Heidi Mackin on her involvement with the Republic of Ireland under 17 squad
33.51 Dolphin senior manager Sorcha Healy
39.30 Bride Rovers captain Eleanor Ahern and Mourneabbey captain Brid O’Sullivan ahead of this weekends’s county semi finals

Listen to “The Women in Sport Podcast | Episode 23” on Spreaker.