The Big Red Bench


Latest Episodes from The Big Red Bench


5th of Dec 2021
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.  Listen to “Sunday December 5th” on Spreaker.

4th of Dec 2021
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 https://api.spreaker.com/v2/episodes/47785616/download.mp3

2nd of Dec 2021
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   Listen to “The Women in Sport Podcast Episode 28” on Spreaker.  

28th of Nov 2021
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. https://api.spreaker.com/v2/episodes/47694150/download.mp3

25th of Nov 2021
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.  

21st of Nov 2021
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.  Listen to “Sunday November 21st” on Spreaker.

20th of Nov 2021
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 https://api.spreaker.com/v2/episodes/47574403/download.mp3  

18th of Nov 2021
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.  

14th of Nov 2021
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.   Listen to “Sunday November 14th” on Spreaker.  

13th of Nov 2021
Saturday 13th November
Colm O’Sullivan in the hotseat on a great day for Irish rugby with victory over the All Blacks https://api.spreaker.com/v2/episodes/47459993/download.mp3

11th of Nov 2021
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.   

7th of Nov 2021
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. Listen to “Sunday November 7th” on Spreaker.

6th of Nov 2021
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 https://api.spreaker.com/v2/episodes/47349597/download.mp3

4th of Nov 2021
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 Listen to “The Women in Sport Podcast |Episode 24” on Spreaker.

31st of Oct 2021
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 https://api.spreaker.com/v2/episodes/47246979/download.mp3

30th of Oct 2021
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. Listen to “Saturday October 30th” on Spreaker.    

28th of Oct 2021
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.

24th of Oct 2021
Sunday October 24th
Reaction from Seandun as they’re crowned SE Systems Cork County Senior Camogie Champions on an history making day, and Ger McCarthy provides analysis. Rockies manager Fergal Ryan on their win over Douglas in the Co Op Superstores PSHC. Newly appointed Basketball Ireland CEO John Feehan. Cork City’s Liam Murray on his involvement with the Republic of Ireland under 17 squad. Author Barry Landy on his new book Emerald Exiles. Listen to “Sunday October 24th” on Spreaker.

23rd of Oct 2021
Saturday 23rd October
Special Congress with Jason Byrne, Ger McCarthy chats to former Cork Camogie Manager Paudie Murray, Oisin Langan has reaction from Midleton selector Terence McCarthy. Listen to “Saturday 23rd October” on Spreaker.

21st of Oct 2021
The Women in Sport Podcast | Episode 22
On a HUGE episode of the Women in Sport Podcast, Ger McCarthy speaks to : 0.47 Outgoing Cork camogie boss Paudie Murray on his time with the Rebels, and what’s next for him 10.29 Cork footballer Erika O’Shea on her All Star nomination 21.33 A massive preview of the SE Systems Cork Senior Camogie Championship final between Inniscarra and Seandún, featuring captains Aoife Kavanagh (Inniscarra) and Lauren Homan (Seandún) 34.46 Seandún manager Trevor Hogan and Inniscarra manager Stephen McCormack 47.51 The Evening Echo’s Linda Mellerick discusses the final, and also outlines her role in helping to select the next Cork senior camogie boss 58.35 CJ Murphy of AFLW side the Cork Vikings https://api.spreaker.com/v2/episodes/47077187/download.mp3


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