There are currently (225 episodes)

Big Red Bench

Sunday October 17th

Reaction from Douglas boss Ray Keating as they beat local rivals Nemo Rangers in the Bon Secours Premier Senior Football Championship, and GAA reporter John O’Shea talks us through the game. Plus reaction from Castlehaven and Valley Rovers.

We Preview the Rebel Og Premier 1 minor football final between St Michael’s and St Finbarr’s.

Stephen Ireland talks to us about his involvement in the new astro pitch in Cobh

We talk to the Cork Admirals ahead of the youth final and the rookie camp for seniors

 


Big Red Bench

Saturday 16th October

This week Valerie was joined by John Meyler to chat about the launch of his new book. Paralympic Silver Medalist Nicole Turner joined her & Ger McCarthy caught up with Eimear Meaney and Liam Murray.


Big Red Bench

The Women in Sport Podcast | Episode 21

On this bumper episode of the Women in Sport Podcast Ger McCarthy speaks to
1.00 Cork footballer Eimear Meaney
12.00 Cork camogie’s Saoirse McCarthy
23.36 Munster hockey under 18 manager Yvonne O’Brien
31.40 Four of this year’s Munster and All-Ireland U16 Camogie championhsip winning team; Amy McCarthy, Sinead Hurley, Amy Sheppard, and Edel Sheehan
51.00 Ger wraps up the county football championship action, and hears from St Val’s boss Tony Hughes and Orla Finn of Kinsale

 


Big Red Bench

Sunday October 10th

Colm O’Sullivan with a review of the weekends local GAA, analysis of Irelands win in Azerbaijan plus lots more


Big Red Bench

Saturday October 9th

Colm O’Sullivan in the hotseat


Big Red Bench

The Women In Sport Podcast | Episode 20

Ger McCarthy returns with a bumper episode of the Women in Sport Podcast featuring:

0.55 Cork footballer Sadhbh O’Leary
10.25 Cork under 16 footballers Millie Condon, Eabha Curran and Caoimhe Richmond
28.09 Ger chats Cork Camogie championships with Linda Mellerick of the Evening Echo
38.11 New Cork ladies boss Shane Ronayne
49.42 Chelsea Noonan looks ahead to the Ireland Under 17s Qualifiers


Big Red Bench

Sunday October 3rd

Ireland under 17 manager Colin O’Brien on their upcoming European Championship games. Cian Bargary on Cork City v BRay. Reaction from St Catherine’s v Carbery. Finn Keating and Aaron McGahey on their title wins. Powerlifter Niamh Savage.

 


Big Red Bench

Sunday September 26th

Denis Kirwan live from Whistling Straits. Edwin McNally, Chairperson of the Cork branch of the Irish Soccer Referees Society, on the shortage of referees in Cork. Andy Wootton reflects on his Cork County career. Eoin McCarthy, Finn Keating, Riain O’Driscoll and Aaron McGahey of Siam Warriors on their upcoming fights.

 


big red bench

Saturday September 25th

Colm O’Sullivan in the hotseat

 


Big Red Bench

The Women in Sport Podcast | Episode 19

Ger McCarthy is back with huge show, featuring

0.57 Cork camogie captain Linda Collins
10.23 The Echo’s Linda Mellerick discusses the Cork Camogie Championships
20.12 Ger rounds up the Cork LGFA Championships
26.20 Ireland and Munster’s Anna Caplice

 


Big Red Bench

Sunday September 19th

Adam Griggs and Ciara Griffin on Ireland’s win. Darren Murphy on his new Cobh Ramblers deal. Jacqui Hurley on Girls Play Too Book Two.


Big Red Bench

Saturday September 18th

Colm O’Sullivan in the hotseat.


Big Red Bench

Sunday September 12th

As Cork lose out to Galway in the All Ireland Camogie Final, Cork legend Gemma O’Connor joins us to discuss it, we hear from Cork boss Paudie Murray and our man in Croke Park Ger McCarthy gives us his take.

MMA fighter Pa Lehane of SBG Cork City talks to us about his latest Pro Win

 


Big Red Bench

Saturday September 11th

Colm O’Sullivan is in the hotseat with a preview of Cork v Galway while Ger McCarthy gives his expert opinion, Colin Healy on City’s defeat to Shelbourne and Ruairi provides analysis.


The Big Red Bench

The Women in Sport Podcast | Episode 17

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

1.20 Cork captain Linda Collins and manager Paudie Murray look ahead to Sunday’s All Ireland Final with Galway
13.20 Munster captain Sarah Quinn and head coach Matt Brown
27.10 Cork LGFA U16 manager Denis Mulvihill
35.10 Cork minor camogie boss Jerry Wallace


Big Red Bench

Sunday September 5th

Aidan Leahy is in the hot seat for his debut show!


Big Red Bench

Saturday September 4th

Ruairi spends most of the show frustrated by Ireland v Azerbaijan, we hear from Dylan McGlade on his wondergoal against Athlone Town, Linda Collins looks ahead to the All Ireland Final, Kellie Harrington on Olympic gold


Big Red Bench

The Women in Sport Podcast | Episode 16

Featuring

1.03 Bríd Stack on her return to Australia

11.00 Munster women’s head coach Matt Brown

20.42 Cork camogie’s Linda Collins and Paudie Murray

32.20 Cork minor football captain Orlaith Roche and manager Joe Carroll

43.20 Cork minor camogie captain Olivia McAllen and manager Jerry Wallace

 

 

 


The Big Red Bench

Sunday August 29th

Colm O’Sullivan is in the hottest featuring reaction from Cork after the Rebels booked their place in the All Ireland final, and county champions Nemo Rangers


Big Red Bench

Saturday August 28th

Colm O’Sullivan in the hotseat featuring a preview of Cork v Kilkenny, a preview of Nemo Rangers v Castlehaven, reaction from Cork City and more.


Women In Sport Podcast

The Women in Sport Podcast | Episode 15

Ger McCarthy returns with another episode of the Women in Sport Podcast, this week he speaks to Cork Senior Camogie captain Linda Collins and manager Paudie Murray, Cork minor camogie captain Olivia McAllen plus minor manager Jerry Wallace, we will also hear from Cork LGFA U16 manager Denis Mulvihill and finally, an extended interview with Cork senior manager Ephie Fitzgerald


Big Red Bench

Sunday August 22nd

Reaction and analysis from the All Ireland final – Pat Mulcahy and Seanie McGrath give us their take and we hear from Kieran Kingston.


The Big Red Bench

Saturday August 21st

Colm O’Sullivan is in the hot seat with a big preview of the All Ireland Final.


Big Red Bench

All Ireland Final Preview Special

On this special Big Red Bench podcast, Ruairi and Valerie preview the All Ireland Final between Cork and Limerick. From the Cork camp we hear from Kieran Kingston, Patrick Horgan, Diarmuid O’Sullivan and Ger Millerick. From Limerick we speak to John Kiely, Dan Morrissey and Declan Hannon. Kilkenny legend Tommy Walsh gives us his take on how the game will go on Sunday. And Fintan O’Toole of the42.ie analyses where the game will be won and lost.


Big Red Bench

Sunday August 15th

Ger McCarthy joins us live from Croke Park as Meath stun Cork in the All Ireland ladies football championship semi final, and we hear from Rebels boss Ephie Fitzgerald. Cork senior hurling selector Diarmuid O’Sullivan looks ahead to the All Ireland final with Limerick. Cork under 20 boss Pat Ryan previews the All Ireland final with Galway. And Matt Brewster and Ted Williamson of Harlequins Cricket Club discuss their historic win over Merrion.

 

 


Big Red Bench

Saturday August 14th

Colm O’Sullivan is in the hot seat as we look back on Cork City’s win over Cobh Ramblers, while our own Ruairi O’Hagan joins us to discuss it. Ger McCarthy is on to preview Cork v Meath in the Ladies Football semi final, and we hear from Cork forward Eimear Scally. And we begin our all Ireland final preview as Ruairi speaks to Cork’s Ger Millerick.


The Big Red Bench

The Women in Sport Podcast | Episode 13

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

0.50 Cork’s Eimear Scally looks ahead to their All Ireland Semi Final with Meath in Croke Park
11.10 Asking Moloney and Mark McCarthy of the Cork intermediate camogie team
23.20 Cork minor football boss Joe Carroll
28.50 Cork U16 football boss Denis Mulvihill
34.20 Cork U14 boss Lisa Walsh


Big Red Bench

Sunday August 8th

What a day! Cork beat Kilkenny to advance to the All Ireland Final. Ruairi chats to Cork legend Seanie McGrath, we hear from Diarmuid O’Sullivan and we have commentary from Oisin Langan. All Ireland minor winning Cork captain Tomás O’Leary talks about Cork’s win, and as Tomás wasn’t bad with a rugby ball in hand either we discuss the Lions. Olympic gold medallist Paul O’Donovan chats to Ruairi, and boxing writer Gavan Casey of the42.ie chats about Kellie Harrington’s incredible gold medal success.


The Big Red Bench

Saturday August 7th

Colm O’Sullivan is in the hotseat as we hear from the Echo’s Denis Hurley as Cork prepare to face Kilkenny, reaction from RedFM Hurling League 1 Champions Midleton, Kevin Byrne of the Irish Sun looks ahead to Kellie Harrington’s Gold Medal fight, Cian Coleman on Cork City’s impressive win over Galway United and more.


Big Red Bench

The Women in Sport Podcast – Episode 12

In another massive Women in Sport Podcast, Ger McCarthy speaks to:

0.51 Nuala Lupton, Skibbereen Rowing Club President, about Paul and Fintan’s gold medal exploits in Tokyo

11.19 Hannah Looney, Roisin Phelan, Eimear Scally, Paddy O’Shea and Ephie Fitzgerald on Cork’s win over Waterford in Pairc ui Chaoimh

21.44 Cork boss Paudie Murray on Cork’s win over Waterford in the All Ireland Camogie Championship

25.22 Cork intermediate captain Ashling Moloney and boss Mark McCarthy on their win over Antrim

33.53 Cork minor camogie captain Olivia McAllen

39.52 Cork Camogie u16 A boss Donie Daly along with joint captains Millie Condon and Fiona Twohig,  and Under 16 B boss Tom Linehan


Big Red Bench

Sunday August 1st

A special extended podcast, as we hear from Cork ladies football boss Ephie Fitzgerald after their win over Waterford, Kieran Kingston on the win over Dublin and Pat Mulcahy provides analysis,  Violet Hayes the Chairperson of Skibbereen Rowing Club on the gold medal for Paul and Fintan, Tom Savage of Three Red Kings and former Ireland and Munster star Moss Finn on the Lions’ defeat to South Africa, FAI CEO Jonathan Hill on his vision for football in this country and MMA Rising star Pa Lehane


Big Red Bench

The Women in Sport Podcast – Episode 11

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

1.37 All Ireland winning camogie captain Anna Geary on Why Girls Quit Sport
22.44 Ashling Moloney and Mark McCarthy of the Cork intermediate camogie team
29.49 Cork senior captain Linda Collins and boss Paudie Murray
38.52 Tom Lenihan Cork Under 16B
45.28 Cork Camogie minor boss Jerry Wallace
52.42 Martina O’Brien, Paddy O’Shea and Ephie Fitzgerald of the Cork ladies footballers


Big Red Bench

Sunday July 25th

Paul Kerrigan on Kerry’s demolition of Cork. Kieran Kingston on Cork’s win over Clare. Moss Finn on the Lions’ win over SA. Sonia O’Sullivan and Kenny Egan on the Olympics.


Big Red Bench

Saturday July 24th

Colm O’Sullivan is in the hot seat featuring a preview of Cork v Kerry, we look ahead to Cork City’s FAI Cup tie with Sligo Rovers, we hear from new Cobh Ramblers manager Darren Murphy and Olympic legend Rob Heffernan talks about the games.

 


The Big Red Bench

The Big Red Bench Olympic Special

An Olympic Special of the Big Red Bench podcast, featuring interviews with athletes and legends.

0.00 Sonia O’Sullivan
9.41 Aoife Cooke, marathon
22.54 Claire Lambe, women in sport lead for Irish Rowing
34.40 Phil Healy, 200m, 400m, 4×400 mixed relay
51.27 2008 silver medalist Kenny Egan
1.01.29 Douglas gymnast Meg Ryan and her coach Emma Hammil
1.11.45 Team Ireland psychologist Jessie Barr
1.30.34 2012 bronze medalist Rob Heffernan
1.40.00 Rower Gary O’Donovan on the 2016 games
1.54.10 Oliver Dingley, 3m springboard
2.09.24 Emily Hegarty, rower
2.19.03 Jack Wooley, Taekwondo


The Big Red Bench

The Women in Sport Podcast – Episode 9

Ger McCarthy is back with another massive episode of the Women in Sport Podcast featuring
1.04 Cork under 16 camogie boss Donie Daly on their All Ireland Final win
9.21 Reaction from Cork’s win over Tipperary that saw them book their place in the All Ireland Quarter finals
18.49 Cork coach Paddy O’Shea and boss Ephie Fitzgerald
24.58 Cork under 14 football boss Lisa Walsh
30.33 Cork under 16 football boss Denis Mulvihill


The Big Red Bench

Sunday July 18th

Cobh Ramblers boss Stuart Ashton on their win over Cabinteely. A Preview of Muskerry v Carbery. Cork Gymnasts Emma Hammill and Meg Ryan on going to the Olympics, and diver Oliver Dingley.


Women In Sport Podcast

The Women In Sport Podcast – Episode 8

In episode 8 of the Women in Sport Podcast with Ger McCarthy:
1.36 Douglas Gymnastics club members Emma Hammil and Meg Ryan.
11.36 Cork camogie minor manager Jerry Wallace about the Munster championship success.
18.40 I spoke to the Cork u16 Camogie manager Donie’ Daly’s about his side’s preparations and what it means to reach another All-Ireland decider.
24.48 Reaction to the Cork senior ladies footballers All-Ireland LGFA victory over Meath in Birr.


Big Red Bench

Sunday 4th July 2021

Colm O’Sullivan with reaction to Cork v Limerick, we discuss the Lions tour and we preview the Cork footballers Championship opener


Big Red Bench

Saturday 3rd July 2021

Colm O’Sullivan hosts as we preview Cork v Limerick, reflect on Cork City v Treaty, chat about Euro 2020 and lots more


Big Red Bench

Women in Sport Podcast – Episode 7

In episode 7 of the Women in Sport Podcast with Ger McCarthy:

1.03 Rower Claire Lambe
12.35 Cork’s Martina O’Brien and coach Paddy O’Shea following the defeat to Dublin in the Lidl Ladies National League Final
24.35 TG4 analyst and former Waterford footballer Michelle Ryan looks back on the Cork v Dublin clash
32.43 Cork Camogie u16 and Junior boss Donie Daly
38.52 Irish Hockey’s Phil Oakley


Big Red Bench

Sunday June 27th 2021

We go around the grounds on the first Championship Sunday of the year, including reaction from Clare’s win over Waterford. Davis Cup co-captain Cian Blake on Ireland’s superb week in Cyprus. Stuart Ashton on Cobh Ramblers’ win over Wexford.


Big Red Bench

Saturday 26th June 2021

Colm O’Sullivan hosts as we preview the Euro 2020 last 16, reflect on Cork City v Shelbourne and look ahead to Cork v Dublin in the Ladies Football


Big Red Bench

Women in Sport Podcast – Episode 6

In Episode 6 of the Women in Sport Podcast, Ger McCarthy speaks to

1.06 Athlete Joan Healy
13.30 Motorsport driver Kayleigh Cole
24.30 Cork’s Melissa Duggan and Ephie Fitzgerald preview the Lidl Ladies National League Final with Dublin
38.15 Cork Camogie’s Donie Daly


Big Red Bench

Sunday June 20th 2021

Reaction from Eire Og after their win over Mallow. New Cork City FC women’s boss Paul Farrell joins us. Reaction from Stuart Ashton after Cobh Ramblers lose out to Treaty United. And Valerie speaks to Lee Chin.


Big Red Bench

Patrick Horgan joins Valerie Wheeler

Cork’s Patrick Horgan joins Valerie Wheeler


Big Red Bench

Lee Chin joins Valerie Wheeler

Hurler Lee Chin joins Valerie Wheeler on The Big Red Bench


Big Red Bench

Joe Canning joins Valerie Wheeler

Galway’s Joe Canning joins Valerie Wheeler for a chat


Big Red Bench

Gearoid Hegarty joins Valerie Wheeler

Gearoid Hegarty joins Valerie Wheeler


Big Red Bench

Women in Sport Podcast – Episode 5

On episode 5 of the Women in Sport Podcast with Ger McCarthy

1.04 FAI Regional Development Officer for Kerry, Chelsea Noonan
10.15 Supervalu Community and Sponsorship manager Maighread Cremin
15.11 Cork LGFA’s Orla Finn
20.47 Cork Camogie boss Paudie Murray
26.08 Cork Camogie u16 boss Donie Daly
29.58 Cork minor football boss Joe Carroll


Big Red Bench

Sunday June 13th

Reaction from Cork’s defeat to Galway this afternoon. Seamus O’Connor on Sciath na Scol. Cian Blake, Ireland’s Davis Cup co-captain.


Big Red Bench

Saturday June 12th

Valerie and Ruairi live from Pairc ui Chaoimh to celebrate the launch of the RedFM Hurling Leagues. Featuring a lengthy interview with Cork boss Kieran Kingston, Cork GAA CEO Kevin O’Donovan joins us live as does Cork PRO Joseph Blake, and reaction from Ronan McCarthy as the footballers defeat Westmeath.


Big Red Bench

Women in Sport Podcast – Episode 4

In this episode Ger speaks to

1.30 Olympic bound rower Emily Hegarty
11.28 Caroline Condon of AFL side Cork Vikings
16.36 Cork senior camogie boss Paudie Murray previews their game with Galway
20.58 Cork intermediate camogie manager Mark McCarthy on their defeat to Down
27.00 Former Waterford star and now TG4 pundit and co-commentator Michelle Ryan previews this weekend’s Lidl Ladies National Football League Semi Finals
36.19 Reaction from Cork’s win over Waterford, featuring Aine Terry O’Sullivan, Sadhbh O’Leary, Ciara O’Sullivan and Martina O’Brien


Big Red Bench

Sunday June 6th 2021

Reaction from Cork’s win over Waterford in the Lidl Ladies National Football League which sets up a semi final with Donegal, and Ger McCarthy analyses the game. Kieran Kingston on Cork’s defeat to Limerick. Charlie McCarthy from Training for Warriors on the 4x4x48 challenge. Ross Duirty and Rob Duggan from Cork County Cricket Club look ahead to their return to action.


Big Red Bench

Saturday 5th June 2021

Colm O’Sullivan hosts as we look ahead to the Cork hurlers v Limerick, look forward to fans returning to stadiums, chat ladies football and lots more


Big Red Bench

Women in Sport Podcast – episode 3

The latest of the Women in Sport Podcast with Ger McCarthy, featuring:

Reaction from Cork’s narrow defeat to Dublin in an epic contest, we hear from

1.13 Orla Finn
2.14 Ashling Hutchings
4.42 Martina O’Brien
7.13 Paddy O’Shea

9.45 Cork Sport Partnership’s Claire Hurley

17.34 Cork senior camogie boss Paudie Murray
21.50 Cork intermediate manager Mark McCarthy

24.40 Cork under 16 camogie manager Donie Daly
30.36 Cork under 16 football manager Denis Mulvihill


Big Red Bench

Sunday May 30th 2021

Cork selector John Hayes on their win over Clare, and their upcoming relegation playoff with Westmeath. Martina O’Brien and Ephie Fitzgerald on Cork’s defeat to Dublin. Spike O’Sullivan on his return to the ring. Para athlete Jordan Lee. And Stuart Ashton on Cobh Ramblers win over City.


Big Red Bench

Sunday May 30

Cork selector John Hayes on their win over Clare, and their upcoming relegation playoff with Westmeath. Martina O’Brien and Ephie Fitzgerald on Cork’s defeat to Dublin. Spike O’Sullivan on his return to the ring. Para athlete Jordan Lee. And Stuart Ashton on Cobh Ramblers win over City.


Big Red Bench

Saturday 29th May 2021

Tracey Kennedy, Roisin Upton & More


Big Red Bench

Sunday May 23rd 2021

We wrap the final day of the Premier League season. Kieran Kingston on Cork’s big win over Westmeath. Golfer John Murphy on his Walker Cup experience. Glenville GAA PRO John O’Connor on their fundraiser.


Big Red Bench

Saturday 22nd May 2021

Colm O’Sullivan hosts as we hear from Colin Healy and John Caulfield following Cork City’s 1-1 draw with Galway. Ronnie Whelan previews the last day of the Premier League plus we have ladies football, camogie and hurling


Big Red Bench

Women in Sport Podcast – Episode 1

On Episode 1 of the Women in Sport Podcast with Ger McCarthy, Ger speaks to:

1.22 Cork ladies football boss Ephie Fitzgerald
6.46 Cork captain Martina O’Brien
12.32 Collette Twomey of Clonakilty foods on their sponsorship of the Cork LGFA
18.36 Cork intermediate camogie boss Mark McCarthy
22.57 Cork intermediate camogie captain Ashling Moloney
27.49 Cork senior player Fiona Keating
30.09 Cork senior boss Paudie Murray


Big Red Bench

Sunday May 16th 2021

Cork minor ladies boss Joe Carroll on the LGFA’s decision not to run All Ireland competitions. Kieran Kingston on Cork’s draw with Tipperary. Cork camogie’s Amy O’Connor and Paudie Murray on the seniors win over Tipp, and Cork captain Ashling Moloney on the intermediates’ win over Tipp. Cobh Ramblers boss Stuart Ashton on another disappointing night. And Irish mixed relay team members Sharlene Mawdsley and Chris O’Donnell


Big Red Bench

Big Red Bench Saturday 15th May 2021

Colm O’Sullivan hosts as we go live to Semple Stadium to reflect on the Cork footballers defeat to Kildare polus look ahead to the hurlers clash with Tipp. Cork City captain Gearoid Morrissey joins us and we hear from Ronnie Whelan.


Big Red Bench

Big Red Bench Saturday May 8th 2021

Colm O’Sullivan hosts as we look ahead to Cork v Waterford in the National Hurling League, reflect on Cork City’s win over Wexford plus lots more


Big Red Bench

Sunday May 2nd 2021

Aoife Cooke on qualifying for the Olympics
The Fares Brothers on Flobater’s 200km run from Cork to Galway
Harry Twomey on GAAGAABox
Stuart Ashton and John Caulfield on Galway United’s 4-0 win over Cobh Ramblers at St Colman’s Park


Big Red Bench

Saturday 1st May 2021

Colm O’Sullivan hosts as we reflect on Cork City v Bray, preview Cobh v Galway, chat with Ronnie Whelan about United v Liverpool and look ahead to Katie Taylors big fight


Big Red Bench

Sunday April 25th

Former Munster scrum half Tomás O’Leary on the Reds’ win over Leinster. Stuart Ashton and Charlie Lyons on Cobh Ramblers draw with Bray Wanderers. Irish hurdler Sarah Lavin on the Olympics


Big Red Bench

Sunday April 18 2021

Fiona Hayes on Ireland’s defeat to France. Spike O’Sullivan on his postponed bout. Cork Hurler Robbie O’Flynn on returning to action.


Big Red Bench

Sunday April 11th

Kieran O’Donovan, the Southern Star sports editor joins us to discuss Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy winning gold at the European Rowing Championships. Former Ireland international Fiona Hayes talks us through the big Six Nations win over Wales. Cork City goalkeeper Mark McNulty on City’s start to the season, and the Focus Ireland Big Rebel Sleep Out. And we talk to a young Corkman, Flobater Fares who’s planning to run from Cork to Galway for the Irish Cancer Society, and his brother Abanoub on helping Flobetar prepare for the 200km trek.


Big Red Bench

Sunday April 4th

Rugby analyst and Munster legend Moss Finn on the Reds’ defeat to Toulose, where the province go from here and the impact the retiring Billy Holland and CJ Stander had on the team. Stuart Ashton on Cobh Ramblers’ defeat to UCD. Cork’s John Murphy on making the Walker Cup team.


Big Red Bench

Sunday 28th March

Former Cork City striker Graham Cummins discusses Ireland’s disastrous defeat to Luxembourg, and Cork City’s win over Cobh Ramblers. Munster legend Moss Finn on the Reds’ defeat to Leinster in the Pro 14 Final. Pa Lehane and Liam Og Griffin from SBG Cork City talk to us as Pa prepares to turn pro.


Big Red Bench

Sunday March 14th

Moss Finn on Ireland’s narrow win over Scotland. The second part of our interview with Phil Healy as she looks ahead to the Olympics. Cork City chairman Declan Carey on the challenges of preparing for a new season in a pandemic. Cork GAA PRO Joseph Blake on the Rebels Bounty draw success. And Cork/s Darren O’Gorman looks ahead to his Cage Warriors bout next week.


Big Red Bench

Sunday March 7th

Phil Healy on her fourth place finish at the Euro Indoors. The second part of our Gary O’Donovan interview. Dave O’Leary looks ahead to the season with Cobh Ramblers. Billy Holland on why he’s calling it a day at the end of the season.


Big Red Bench

Sunday February 28th

Tom Savage from ThreeRedKings.com on Ireland’s win over Italy, and Joey Carbery’s return to action with Munster. Davin O’Neill on becoming the Cobh Wanderers boss. Adam O’Reilly on signing for Waterford. And new FAI CEO Jonathan Hill on the League of Ireland


Big Red Bench

Sunday 21st February

Colin Healy on Cork City’s first pre season game against St Pat’s, and Colm O’Sullivan talks us through the game. Saoirse Noonan on signing for Shelbourne, her international aspirations and stepping back from the Cork Footballers. Eimear Considine on the Women’s Six Nations.


Big Red Bench

Sunday February 14th

Reaction from Ireland’s defeat to France, and Moss Finn provides analysis. Cork’s Aaron Hill talks about his snooker career and looks ahead to this week’s Welsh Open. Steven Beattie talks signing back for City and looks ahead to the new campaign.


Big Red Bench

Sunday February 7th

Tomás O’Leary analyses Ireland’s defeat to Wales in the Six Nations
Cork Admirals head coach Alan Lomasney previews the Superbowl
Ruairí Deane reflects on Cork’s 2020 and looks ahead to 2021


Big Red Bench

Sunday January 31st

Roy O’Donovan on scoring his 50th A-League goal and becoming an Australian Citizen. Jaze Kabia on life with Livingston. Pamela Frizelle of the Camogie Association on PR-Óg. Andy Farrell and Johnny Sexton on the Six Nations.


Big Red Bench

Sunday January 24th 2021

Gavan Casey of the42.ie on Munster’s defeat to Leinster. Sean Sheehan of SevereMMA.com reports on Conor McGregor’s defeat to Dustin Poirier. Lucca Allen on racing in Japan.


Big Red Bench

Sunday January 17th 2021

Valerie updates on Bríd Stack’s injury. Colm speaks to Cork City boss Colin Healy. Higher Education PRO Ciaran Flynn on third level competitions not taking place this academic year. IMMAA chairman Tim Murphy on their battle to be recognised.


Big Red Bench

Sunday January 10th

Liam Kearney on becoming the head of the Cork City Academy. Eric Donovan looks ahead to 2021. Valerie and Ruairi preview the year from a Cork sporting perspective. And Ruairi pays tribute to his late Grandfather, Owen McCarthy.


Big Red Bench

Ladies Football Podcast December 15th

In this bumper, one hour special, Ger McCarthy previews the All Ireland final between Cork and Dublin, and speaks to

0.44 Boss Ephie Fitzgerald
16.14 Doireann O’Sullivan
25.38 Orla Finn
33.00 Laura O’Mahony
41.00 Roisin Phelan
46.45 Orlagh Farmer
56.28 PRO Peter O’Leary

The very best of luck to the Rebels from everyone here at Cork’s RedFM


Big Red Bench

Sunday December 13th

Reaction from Limerick as they beat Waterford in the All Ireland Final, and Valerie reports liver from Croke Park. Bobbie O’Dwyer previews Cork’s minor football clash with Kerry. Ciara O’Sullivan looks ahead to Cork’s All Ireland Final against Dublin. And reaction from All Ireland Camogie Champions Kilkenny.


Big Red Bench

Saturday 12th December

Reaction from the FAI Cup Final as Cork City are beaten by Peamount United, and Andrew Horgan provides analysis. Reaction from the Cork Minor’s defeat to Limerick, and the Cork Under 20s victory over Limerick

Ahead of the JOe McDonagh Cup final The Big Red Bench;’s own Aidan Leahy talks about the rise of Kerry Hurling. And we hear from Waterford and Limerick ahead of the All Ireland final, while Valerie Wheeler is in Croke Park and previews the Camogie final.


Big Red Bench

Ladies Football Podcast 10th December

Ger McCarthy previews the All Ireland Final between Cork and Dublin with
1.46 Coach Paddy O’Shea
6.35 Martina O’Brien
15.56 Ciara O’Sullivan
25.15 Saoirse Noonan

Ger also speaks to former Tipperary boss Shane Ronayne about his decision to step down – that’s at 34.43


Big Red Bench

Sunday 6th December

Ger McCarthy reports from a bitterly cold Croke Park, discusses Cork’s win over Galway in the TG4 All Ireland Ladies Football Championship semi final, the upcoming final with Dublin, and the debacle beforehand that saw the game switched from Parnell Park to Croke Park at the very last minute. Ger also speaks to Doireann O”Sullivan and Melissa Duggan.

We hear from Cork City Women’s boss Ronán Collins ahead of the FAI Cup final with Peamount United. The man who first suggested that Caoimhín Kelleher should become a goalkeeper Stephen Bermingham discusses his Champions Legue debut, his career progression and the current cessation of underage football nationwide.


Big Red Bench

Ladies Football Podcast – Cork v Galway Preview

Ger McCarthy is back with the latest edition of the Ladies Football Podcast with a huge preview of the TG4 All Ireland Ladies Football Championship Semi Final between Cork and Galway.

0.00 Intro
0.53 Cork boss Ephie Fitzgerald
8.29 Cork coach Paddy O’Shea
14.10 Cork coach Dominic Gallagher
18.12 Galway manager Tim Rabbitt
27.42 Galway vice captain Charlotte Cooney
34.33 Cork’s Roisín Phelan
40.16 Cork’s Ashling Hutchings
47.15 Cork’s Sadhbh O’Leary
52.35 The42.ie’s Emma Duffy previews the game


Big Red Bench

Sunday November 29th

Valerie Wheeler is live in Croke Park to discuss Limerick’s win over Galway. Reaction from Ireland’s win over Georgia from Andy Farrell. Cork referee Pat Kelly tells us what it was like to referee Diego Maradona. Denise O’Sullivan on Ireland’s clash with Germany. Cork City legend Declan Daly on his 5k fundraiser for the Mercy Hospital Foundation


Big Red Bench

Ladies Football Podcast November 26th

On another packed episode of the Ladies Football Podcast, Ger McCarthy speaks to Cork and Mourneabbey stars Máire O’Callaghan and Doireann O’Sullivan about Cork’s upcoming semi final with Galway, and the Munster club championship.

Ger also speaks to Beara’s Áine Terry O’Sullivan about the battle with Galway, talks to Clare’s Ellie O’Gorman ahead of their Intermediate Semi final, and Clonakilty’s Alannah Crowley about their fundraiser for Marymount Hospice.


Big Red Bench

Sunday 22nd November

We analyse Cork’s defeat to Tipperary in the Munster Football Championship Final – Cork legends Dinny Allen and Valerie Mulcahy give us their views, while the Big Red Bench’s Valerie Wheeler and Ger McCarthy offer their thoughts.

We hear from Cork boss Ronan McCarthy, and Tipperary boss David Power and captain Conor Sweeney.


Big Red Bench

Sunday 15th November

Reaction from Cork’s win over Cavan as the Rebels book their place in the All Ireland semi final. Ian Maguire looks back on the Kerry win. Saoirse Noonan talks to us about her international call up. Reaction from Limerick’s win over Waterford.


Big Red Bench

Sunday August 16th

Ruairi and Lauren run through the day’s top stories, followed by reaction from St Finbarr’s, Castlehaven, Nemo Rangers and Bandon, while Ger McCarthy wraps up the weekend.

Lizzie Lee talks about the 2021 Olympics.

And Ruairi’s had a strange dream about playing for the Cork hurlers….


Big Red Bench

Sunday July 26th

Ruairi and Colm wrap up the final day of the Premier League season. We speak to Castlehaven and Carbery Rangers after the west Cork derby today. Reaction too from Newcestown and Douglas. And we speak to Cobh Ramblers chairman Bill O’Leary as they prepare to return to action.


Big Red Bench

Monday July 20th

Ruairi and Colm discuss the return of the county championships, and we have a mini preview of Carbery Rangers v Castlehaven (Full preview on the Bench this weekend). The lads also wrap up the weekends big stories.


Big Red Bench

Monday July 13th

Ruairi and Colm discuss the death of Jack Charlton.


Big Red Bench

Monday July 6th

This week Ruairí & Colm review all the Premier League action, discuss Cork City & Cobh Ramblers returning to action later this month and also speak about the issue of GAA County teams returning to training

The Big Red Bench

Monday June 29th

Ruairi and Colm discuss the return of GAA, and Colm speaks to Cork County Board PRO Joseph Blake about the revised county championship schedule.

The lads also chat about Liverpool winning the league and Cork City’s return to action.


Big Red Bench

Monday June 22nd

Ruairi and Colm run through the major talking points from the first week of the Premier League’s return, Roy Keane grabbing the headlines, the League of Ireland targeting a return, the GAA’s plans and more.


Big Red Bench

Ladies Football Podcast Episode 2

In this episode of the Big Red Bench Ladies Football Podcast with Ger McCarthy

Doireann O’Sullivan on her recovery from injury
Club focus with Glanmire Ladies Football Club
Kinsale Community School’s Mairéad Dullea on their Munster success


Artist

Title

0:00 0:00

Description