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Mardyke Emerging Talent – Sean McCarthy – Karate

Ciarán O’Regan of the Big Red Bench spoke to Sean McCarthy, just one of the athletes on the Mardyke Arena’s Emerging Talent Programme.

Sean has been going from strength to strength since joining the ETP. He is a member of the Cloghroe Karate Club and works under the guidance of his coach Stephen O’Callaghan. Sean had an exceptional 2018 year by not only winning a silver medal at the European Karate championships last February but by winning a bronze medal at the recent Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires. Currently ranked 3rd in the world, Sean will be aiming for a podium results at the upcoming European championship. Down to earth, hard worker and above all extremely modest, Sean (and his twin brother Chris) are without a doubt, aiming to create headlines at Paris 2024.

Sean has recently been nominated for the RTE Young Sportsperson of the year.

The Mardyke Emerging Talent Programme is supported by Cork’s RedFM, The Evening Echo and

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Sunday 20th January

Reaction from Cloughduv’s defeat in the All Ireland Semi Final. Cork camogie boss Paudie Murray on their win over Tipp. COrk City boss John Caulfield on their win over Fermoy. Steven Beattie reflects on his City career. And DJ Kicks continues our feature on getting fit in the new year.

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Saturday 19th January

On the show we get reaction to Charleville’s All Ireland IHC Semi Final, We hear from the winners of the Rebel Og Awards plus much more

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Sunday 13th January

Ted Owens on the Dr Con Murphy night happening next week Doireann O’Sullivan on being named Southside Sports Star of the month CIan Kiely and Sean O’Shea of UCC ahead of the Sigerson Cup

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Saturday 12th January

Ronan McCarthy and Stephen Cronin on Cork’s defeat to Clare in the McGrath Cup final. Conor Counihan and Graham Canty discuss the future of Cork football. Cork City boss John Caulfield on their 5-0 win over Limerick in their pre season friendly. And the 2nd week of our feature on getting fit for the New Year.

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Sunday January 6th

Reaction to the Cork vs Limerick Football game, Reaction to Cork Con’s Munster Senior Cup win plus much more

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Saturday January 5th

We chat about Fitness and getting some exercise in, We catch up with Shane Ronayne, Manager of the Mourneabbey Ladies footballers who won the All Ireland title before Christmas, reaction from Cork v Waterford plus much more!

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Sunday 16th December

Interviews with newly elected officers to Cork GAA County Board, chat about Convention and we look back at Munster’s loss to Castres

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Sunday 9th December

Reaction from Glanmire after their All Ireland Junior Football Championship final win WE hear from Mourneabbey after they lift the senior crown Reaction from Fr O’Neill’s after they win the Premier 1 Under 21 Hurling Championship Final And part 1 of our lengthy interview with Aoife and Paudie Murray as they reflect on Cork’s All Ireland success and look ahead to 2019

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Saturday 8th December

On tonight’s show we discussed Mourneabbey’s All Ireland win. We heard from Glanmire boss Dave Carey as they prepare for the All Ireland junior final. Johnny Dunleavy spoke to us about leaving Cork City and signing for Sligo Rovers. And John Meyler joined us to discuss Cork’s 2018 and to look ahead to 2019.

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Sunday 2nd December

Reaction from Cloughduv as they win the Munster Junior hurling championship We discuss Dromtarriffe’s defeat to Beaufort in the Munster football final We hear from Emma Spillane, Ciara and Doireann O’Sullivan after their All Star Wins Spike O’Sullivan is in studio to talk about his fight on Friday in Mayo And we talk to Phoenix Wrestling ahead of their final Cork show of the year

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Saturday 1 December

We talk to Dromtarriffe and Cloughduv ahead of their Munster Junior finals tomorrow Alan Kelly talks to us after he was named the MLS referee for the third time in four years. And we talk to the Rebel Wheelers

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Sunday 25th November

We get reaction from Mick McCarthy’s and Stephen Kenny’s appointments to the International set up. We hear from Fermoy following their loss in the Munster IFC Final today, we hear from Grainne Dwyer about the upcoming Belfast Classic

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Saturday 24th November

We chat to Fermoy GAA ahead of their Munster IFC Final v Kilcummin, We hear from Ray Houghton on Mick McCarthy for the Irish Senior football Managers job, Cork City’s new signing Daire O’ Connor chats to us and Cobh Ramblers boss Stephen Henderson speaks to us about their season

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Sunday 18th November

Reaction from Charleville as they’re crowned Munster Champions. We hear from Mourneabbey and Glanmire as they book their places in the All Ireland Finals. Jonny Holland analyses Ireland’s win over New Zealand. We hear from world champion Ryan Spillane. Cobh Ramblers manager Stephen Henderson drops by the studio. And we pay tribute to the late, great Weeshie Fogarty.

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Saturday 17 November

Lorcan McLoughlin discusses his intercounty retirement. Charleville boss John Moloney previews their Munster Final. Mourneabbey’s Shane Ronayne looks ahead to their All Ireland Semi Final. All Blacks legend Tana Umaga looks ahead to the battle with Ireland. And we hear from Conor Lehane and John Meyler in Boston ahead of the Fenway Classic.

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Sunday, 11th November

We get reaction from Inniscarra who were crowned Munster Senior Camogie Champions, St. Finbarrs who lost to Dr. Crokes and Fermoy who won their Munster IFC S/F. We also speak to Moss Finn about Ireland’s win last night and we hear PT 2 of Ror’s 1 on 1 chat with Cork City boss John Caulfield.

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Saturday, November 10th

On this show we chat to both Inniscarra & Eire Og Camogie clubs ahead of their Munster Finals / we speak to Cork Admirals about their title winning season / We catch up with Redmonds GAA Chairman Mick O’ Shea / We speak to one of Cork City’s newest signing’s & we speak one on one to John Caulfield about the season Cork City had this year

Sunday 4th November live from the Aviva Stadium

1 hour 7 minutes

Disappointment for Cork City as Dundalk win the cup

FAI Cup Final Preview – Cork City player interviews

38 minutes

Ahead of the FAI Cup Final we sat down for chats with 0.00 Alan Bennett 8.32 Gearoid Morrissey 18.56 Stephen Beattie The full press conference with John Caulfield is at the 25.26 mark

Saturday, November 3rd

55 minutes

Cork City FAI Cup Final Preview

Reaction from Charleville and Fermoy after their wins in Munster today WE hear from ALl Stars Patrick Horgan Darragh Ftizgibbon and Seamus Harnedy And we have a massive preview of Cork City v Dundalk

Sunday 28th October

55 minutes

After St Finbarrs win their first county title in 33 years, we hear from Ray Keane, Mick Comyns, Ian Maguire and Michael Shields We hear Cill na Martra after their Intermediate final win We hear from Midleton after their defeat to Ballygunnar WE speak to Mourneabbey boss Shane Ronanye after their Munster 5 in a row And we speak to Lizzie Lee after her third place finish in the Dublin Marathon

Saturday 27th October

53 minutes

Barrs v Duhallow preview

After the day’s headlines we hear from Cork City’s John Cotter and Kieran Sadlier after their 5-1 win over Bray Wanderers to wrap up the season. Conor Lehane looks ahead to Midleton’s Munster Club Quarter final against Ballygunner We preview the Cork County Senior Football Championship Final as St Finbarr’s and Duhallow prepare to lock horns in Pairc ui Chaoimh

Sunday 21st October

54 minutes

County Finals review

We review the Premier Intermediate Football and Hurling Finals, We talk about a new Cork GAA initiative by GDA Colm Crowley plus much more.

Saturday 20th October

53 minutes

Munster win

We wrap up the day’s premier League Action, we hear from Peter O’Mahony and Johann van Graan following Munster’s bonus point win over Gloucester, we preview Duhallow v Castlehaven’s SFC S/F replay, referee Conor Lane on the National Referee development plan, Chloe Sigerson talks Cork’s All Ireland win

Sunday 14th October

56 minutes

Cork SHC Final reaction

We have reaction from the Cork SHC & IHC Finals, We speak to Mourneabbey after they won the Cork Ladies SFC Final and we chat about the GAA Youth Conference.

Saturday 13th October

54 minutes

Cork SHC Final Preview

We preview the Cork SHC Final, Reaction from the Cork Camogie Senior Final, and we chat to Cork City boss John Caulfield following their win over Limerick

Cork Co. SHC Final Preview ’18

Cork Co. SHC Final Preview ’18

Jerry Wallace, Sean Crowley and Seanie McGrath join us in studio to preview the Co. Senior Hurling Championship Final between Midleton and Imokilly.

Sunday 7th October

58 minutes

SFC Semi Final Replay reaction

Reaction from the draw between Duhallow and Castlehaven in the Senior Football Championship Semi Final The Barrs’ Ray Keane & Ian Maguire on their win over Carbery Rangers John Caulfield looks ahead to Cork City’s FAI Cup Semi Final Replay with Bohemians We speak to Cork hurling boss John Meyler And we discuss the incredible scenes following Khabib Nurmagomedov’s win over Conor McGregor.

Saturday October 6th

58 minutes

Cork Ladies SFC Final reaction

On the show this evening; Reaction to the Cork Ladies Senior A Final that finished in a draw after an epic. Reaction to Cork City’s Draw with Shamrock Rovers Chill Insurance continue sponsorship of the Cork GAA teams Sanita Puspure speaks to RedFM Sport about her World title

Ruairí O'Hagan and Ciarán O'Regan

7th October 2018

Reaction from the draw between Duhallow and Castlehaven in the Senior Football Championship Semi Final The Barrs’ Ray Keane & Ian Maguire on their win over Carbery Rangers John Caulfield looks ahead to Cork City’s FAI Cup Semi Final Replay with Bohemians We speak to Cork hurling boss John Meyler And we discuss the incredible scenes following Khabib Nurmagomedov’s win over Conor McGregor.

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Sunday 23rd September

Reaction from all four of the senior football championship quarter finals as we hear from Castlehaven, Carbery Rangers, St Finbarrs, Douglas and Duhallow We talk to Spike O’Sullivan about what the future holds following his defeat in Vegas last week Stephen Henderson discusses Cobh Ramblers’ disappointing season And we look ahead to the Liam Miller tribute game

Ruairí O'Hagan and Ciarán O'Regan

Sunday 30th September

Simon Lewis of the Irish Examiner on Europe’s win over the USA in Paris. Reaction from Imokilly and Midleton as they book their place in the SHC Final Amy O’Connor on winning the All Ireland Camogie Title A preview of the Ladies Senior Football Championship with the Echo’s Lisa Crowley

Ruairí O'Hagan and Ciarán O'Regan

Saturday 29th September

Simon Lewis of the Irish Examiner on the Ryder Cup Neptune head coach Paul Kelleher looks ahead to their Superleague season Alan Bennett looks ahead to their FAI Cup semi final against Bohemians and talks about his future We discuss the Liam Miller Tribute Game

Ruairí O'Hagan and Ciarán O'Regan

Saturday 22nd September

Reaction from Cork City’s defeat to Dundalk and we discuss what went wrong. Rockmount legend Ken Hoey on his upcoming testimonial. Redmonds Chairman Mick O’Shea on the imminent demise of the club.

Ruairí O'Hagan and Ciarán O'Regan

Sunday 16th September

Ephie Fitzgerald and Ciara O’Sullivan on Cork’s defeat to Dublin in the All Ireland Final Stephen Henderson on Cobh Ramblers’ defeat to Derry City in the EA Sports Cup Final Sanita Puspure on winning Gold at the World Rowing Championship SHC reaction from Imokilly, Midleton and UCC Gavan Casey on Spike O’Sullivan’s defeat to David Lemieux

Ruairí O'Hagan and Ciarán O'Regan

Saturday 15th September

We preview Cobh Ramblers v Derry City in the EA Sports Cup final with Stephen Henderson and Shane O’Connor We preview Cork v Dublin in the Ladies Football All Ireland final and hear form Ephie Fitzgerald, Doireann O’Sullivan and former player Lisa Crowley. We hear from Blackrock boss Fergal Ryan after their win over St Finbarrs And we look ahead to Spike O’Sullivan v David Lemieux.

Ruairí O'Hagan and Ciarán O'Regan

Sunday 9th September

We get post match reaction from the All Ireland Camogie Intermediate and Senior Finals, We chat about the GAA Healthy Clubs and the All Island Finals hosted by Bere Island GAA

Ruairí O'Hagan and Ciarán O'Regan

Sunday 8th September

We preview the All Ireland Intermediate and Senior Camogie Finals along with previewing the East Cork JAHC Final

Ruairí O'Hagan and Ciarán O'Regan

Sunday 2nd September

Preview of Avondhu, Carbery & Muskerry JAFC Finals, Mallow Handball Club, Cobh Ramblers win over Wexford FC, Look back on the All Ireland SFC Final

Ruairí O'Hagan and Ciarán O'Regan

Sunday 1st September

All Ireland SFC Final Preview, Duhallow JAFC Final, Cork City’s loss against Sligo Rovers



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