The Big Red Bench

Latest Episodes from The Big Red Bench

26th of Jun 2022
Sunday, June 26th
Paul Kerrigan gives his verdict on Cork’s defeat to Dublin last night, we also hear from John Cleary and Dessie Farrell. Shane Ronayne and Doireann O’Sullivan speak after their win over Waterford in the All-Ireland senior ladies football championship. We also react to todays quarter finals between Galway and Armagh and Mayo versus Kerry. You can hear from both managers after an enthralling game between the Tribesmen and the Orchard county. And Vera Pauw speaks ahead of Ireland v Georgia.

25th of Jun 2022
Saturday June 25th
Ruairi speaks to Republic of Ireland boss Stephen Kenny in an exclusive interview. The Echo’s John O’Shea reports on Cork City’s win over Cobh Ramblers, and Ramblers’ search for a new manager. And we were over and back to Ger McCarthy in Croke Park as Cork took on Dublin. Listen to “Saturday June 25th” on Spreaker.      

23rd of Jun 2022
The Women in Sport Podcast S03E25
On this week’s podcast Ger speaks to: 1.14 AFLW’s Mike Currane 13.09 F1 Expert Sarah McKenzie 27.04 Munster Rugby chairperson Wendy Keenan 38.59 Marie Ambrose, Laura O’Mahony, Libby Coppinger, Ciara O’Sullivan, Katie Quirke and Emma Cleary, Shane Ronayne and Donegal’s Maxi Curran 53.22 Cork Under 16 boss Dominic Gallagher 1.03 Cork camogie boss Matthew Twomey, intermediate manager Trevor Coleman and and U16 manager Donie Daly   Listen to “The Women in Sport Podcast S03E25” on Spreaker.

19th of Jun 2022
Sunday, June 19th
Tomas Mulcahy reflects on Cork being knocked out of the all ireland hurling championship by Galway. Paul Kerrigan looks ahead to next weekends huge All Ireland quarter final clash vs Dublin. Ger McCarthy was in Clane where Cork defeated Donegal in the ladies football all ireland championship, we also hear from rebels boss Shane Roynane Kevin Galvin was in Bishopsgate to see Cork City drop vital points last night against Longford, Colin Healy gave his thoughts also. And a fantastic day at Turner’s Cross for the Jerry Harris tribute match, Ruairi was on commentary and he spoke to Cathal Heffernan and David Meyler.

18th of Jun 2022
Saturday June 18th
Kieran Kingston on Cork’s defeat to Galway, and analysis from the Echo’s Denis Hurley. Clare manager Brian Lohan on their win over Wexford. Orla Finn on Cork’s clash with Donegal. Damien Delaney on the Tribute game for Jerry Harris.   Listen to “RedFM2022-06-18-18-00-00” on Spreaker.  

16th of Jun 2022
The Women in Sport Podcast S03E24
On this week’s show AFLW expert and Coach to current and former Irish Aussie Rules professionals Mike Currane gives me all the latest inside news on the upcoming AFLW season and the beginning of PRE-SEASON. The Big Red Bench’s resident Formula1 Expert Sarah McKenzie is back to discuss the fallout from another Ferrari debacle at the Azerbaijan GP and preview of the Montreal GP This week’s SPECIAL GUEST is Cork LGFA forward and Kinsale stalwart ORLA FINN. Orla looks ahead to Sunday’s All-Ireland showdown with Donegal in Kildare. We are also joined by Cork LGFA manager Shane Roynane to preview a crucial game for the Rebels’ All-Ireland aspirations Echo Camogie columnist MARY NEWMAN is back on this week’s Big Red Bench to review the Cork intermediates Glen Dimplex All-Ireland Championship win over Meath. Cork senior manager Matthew Twomey speaks to me ahead of Cork’s crunch All-Ireland senior clash away to Waterford Munster Womens’ Rugby Chairperson WENDY KEENAN makes a welcome return to the Big Red Bench to discuss a number of rugby-related topics including 5 Munster players being called up to the Ireland U18 Women’s 7s Training Squad.

12th of Jun 2022
Sunday June 12th
Brian Hurley and John Cleary on Cork’s win over Limerick, and analysis from Ger McCarthy. Lizzie Lee on winning the Cork City Marathon, and fundraising in memory of her friend Kevin O’Riordan.   Listen to “RedFM2022-06-12-18-00-00” on Spreaker. 

9th of Jun 2022
The Women in Sport Podcast S03E23
It’s a camogie special on this week’s Women in Sport Podcast with Ger McCarthy, featuring: 1.00 2022 National Camogie Volunteer of the Year winner Mary Newman 12.05 Rachel Harty and Trevor Coleman of the Cork intermediate Camogie team 32.10 Saoirse McCarthy and Matthew Twomey of the Cork Senior camogie team 52.40 Mike Currane on the latest news in the AFLW Listen to “The Women in Sport Podcast S03E23” on Spreaker.  

5th of Jun 2022
Sunday, June 5th
Limerick and Kilkenny reign supreme again. On the show we get reaction from Dylan O’Connell on Ireland’s loss to Armenia, new Cork City Women’s boss Danny Murphy joins us to talk about his plans in the job Cork minor football boss Michael O’Brien reflects on a massive Munster final win over Kerry, we round up all the days action from tennis, football, local GAA and the weekend’s provincial finals.

4th of Jun 2022
Saturday, June 4th
Huge show reacting to Cork’s win over Louth, John Cleary and Mickey Harte give their thoughts. Ger McCarthy also joins us he was in Pairc ui Chaoimh. Aidan is heartbroken after Kerry’s one point loss to Antrim in the Joe McDonagh Cup final. Three Red Kings Tom Savage looks back at the van Graan era at Munster. And Liam Maher tells us about the IMART world cup in Cork.

2nd of Jun 2022
The Women in Sport Podcast – S03E22
On this week’s episode of the Women in Sport Podcast with Ger McCarthy: 1.20 AFLW chat with Mike Currane 15.32 F1 expert Sarah McKenzie on the Monaco Grand Prix 31.08 Cork senior camogie boss Matthew Twomey 39.43 Cork intermediate Camogie boss Trevor Coleman 45.26 reaction from Cork’s win over Kerry in the Munster LGFA Final 55.38 Legendary basketball coach Mark Ingle   Listen to “The Women in Sport Podcast S03E22” on Spreaker.

29th of May 2022
Sunday May 29th
Dylan O’Connell on the Champions League final. Kev Byrne of the Irish Sun on Spike O’Sullivan’s defeat to Erislandy Lara. Cork senior camogie manager Matthew Twomey and intermediate camogie manager Trevor Coleman. Mark McCarthy on the Manchester United Legends v Cork XI at the Cross. Listen to “Sunday May 29th” on Spreaker.

28th of May 2022
Saturday, May 28th
Aidan is joined by Dylan O’Connell from Paris ahead of the Champions League final. Ger McCarthy analyses Cork’s victory in the LGFA Munster final. We hear from David Harrington after Cork City’s huge win over Galway United. Michael O’Brien speaks ahead of the Minor Munster football final vs Kerry and we preview once again Gary Spike O’Sullivan’s HUGE fight tonight. All that and a roundup of the days action.

25th of May 2022
The Women in Sport Podcast – S03E21
On this week’s Podcast Ger McCarthy Speaks to: 1.13 Mike Currane on AFLW 15.13 Sarah McKenzie on the Spanish Grand Prix 30.03 Wendy Keenan of Munster Rugby 44.05 Laura O’Mahony and Maire O’Callaghan on Cork’s clash with Kerry 1.00.45 Reaction from the epic clash between Cork and Kerry in the Munster u14 final 1.08.47 Cork camogie boss Matthew Twomey on their clash with Clare   Listen to “The Women in Sport Podcast S03E21” on Spreaker.  

22nd of May 2022
Sunday May 22nd
Reaction from Cork’s impressive win over Tipperary, as we hear from Cork’s Kieran Kingston and Mark Coleman, Cork legend Seanie McGrath and The Echo’s Denis Hurley. We talk to Spike O’Sullivan ahead of his World Title fight. We talk to the Address UCC Glanmire’s Mark Scanell. And we wrap up the last day of the Premier League season. Listen to “Sunday May 22nd” on Spreaker.

21st of May 2022
Saturday May 21st
Colm previews Cork v Tipp with Tomas Mulcahy and we hear from Colin Healy following Cork City’s draw with Wexford

19th of May 2022
The Women in Sport Podcast S03E20
On the latest episode of the Women in Sport Podcast with Ger McCarthy: 1.35 F1 Expert Sarah McKenzie 16.37 Cork Camogie’s Amy O’Connor and Matthew Twomey 31.28 Reaction from Cork’s win over Waterford in the Munster Ladies Football Championship 41.26 Munster Masters Hockey Chairperson Michelle O’Brien Listen to “The Women in Sport Podcast S03 E20” on Spreaker.  

15th of May 2022
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.  Listen to “Sunday May 15th” on Spreaker.

14th of May 2022
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.

12th of May 2022
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   Listen to “The Women In Sport Podcast S03E19” on Spreaker.

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