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Latest Episodes from The Big Red Bench


11th of Aug 2022
The Women in Sport Podcast S03E32
On this week’s episode of the Women in Sport Podcast with Ger McCarthy 1.15 New Ireland basketball Captain Edel Thornton 10.18 Formula One chat with our resident expert Sarah McKenzie 24.29 AFLW chat with Mike Currane 39.00 Reaction from the All Ireland Senior Camogie Final 49.37 Reaction from the All Ireland Intermediate Camogie Final 57.17 Reaction from Cork’s victory in the All Ireland Minor Ladies football championship Final   Listen to “The Women in Sport Podcast S03E32” on Spreaker.  

7th of Aug 2022
Sunday August 7th
Reaction from a disappointing day in Croke Park as Ger McCarthy reports on defeats for Cork Camogie’s seniors and intermediates in their All Ireland finals, and reaction from both games. Cian McParland on the upcoming Cork City 10 Miler, one of the biggest races on the calendar.   Listen to “Sunday August 7th” on Spreaker.  

6th of Aug 2022
Saturday, August 6th
We get the thoughts from Cork Senior Camogie manager Matthew Twomey as well as Intermediate boss Trevor Coleman ahead of the big day in Croke Park tomorrow. The Rebels face Kilkenny in the senior All-Ireland Final and Galway in the intermediate decider. We also hear from Fiona Keating and Haylee Ryan. Colin Healy gives his reaction to Cork City’s 6-1 win over Athlone Town and we round up all the days action in the Cork hurling championships and the Premier League.   https://api.spreaker.com/v2/episodes/50836609/download.mp3

3rd of Aug 2022
The Women in Sport Podcast – Up for the Finals Special!
A special Up For the Finals edition of the Women in Sport Podcast with Ger McCarthy, featuring: 1.10 Reaction from the Cork Under 16s following their All Ireland Under 16 Camogie title win over Tipperary in Mallow – we hear from manager Donie Daly, and players Keely Goulding, Sarah Murphy, Sinead Hurley, Alice Buckley, Ava Fitzgerald and Amy McCarthy. 10.23 Ahead of tonight’s Ladies Football All Ireland Minor A Final with Galway in Nenagh, Ger spoke to captain Evie Twomey, manager Joe Carroll, and Rory Noonan of the Echo 26.20 Ahead of Sunday’s All Ireland Intermediate Camogie Final between Cork and Galway in Croke Park, Ger spoke to RedFM’s own Hayley Ryan, captain Finola Neville and manager Trevor Coleman. 1.01.20 Ahead of the senior final between Cork and Kilkenny, Ger spoke to Fiona Keating, Saoirse McCarthy and Libby Coppinger, along with Manager Matthew Twomey. Ger also spoke to Echo camogie columnists Mary Newman and Linda Mellerick to get their views on the game. Listen to “The Women in Sport Podcast – Up for the Finals Special!” on Spreaker.  

31st of Jul 2022
Sunday, July 31st
Packed show, reaction to Cork Camogie’s u16 All Ireland win, Meath are LGFA All Ireland champions, Cork gear up for Minor LGFA All Ireland. Reaction to Courcey Rovers first win in Senior A in 2022 as well as analysis of Cobh Ramblers 0-1 Cork City in the FAI Cup with Ruairi.   https://api.spreaker.com/v2/episodes/50765464/download.mp3

30th of Jul 2022
Saturday, July 30th
Jam-packed show featuring previews of Sars vs The Rockies and Kanturk vs Newtownshandrum the Co-op Superstores PSHC. We also bring you up to date with all the days results in Cork hurling. Ger McCarthy speaks to Cork u16 Camogie boss Donie Daly and captain Keeley Goulding ahead of tomorrows Tesco All-Ireland U16 A Camogie final between Cork and Tipperary in Mallow. And Ruairi joins Aidan to preview the big derby in the FAI Cup between Cork City and Cobh Ramblers. https://api.spreaker.com/v2/episodes/50759460/download.mp3

28th of Jul 2022
The Women in Sport Podcast S03E30
This week’s show is dedicated to our VIP Special Guest is former Macroom and Cork LGFA senior footballer ERIKA O’SHEA I spoke to Erika from her Melbourne base in Australia ahead of the new AFLW Season to find out how she has settled in and whats in store ahead of her first ever season as a professional AFLW player with the North Melbourne Kangaroos. I’m also joined on this week’s special edition of the WomenInSport Podcast by our resident AFLW expert and Coach to all the Irish players heading to Australia for Season 7.0 Mike Currane.   https://api.spreaker.com/v2/episodes/50735770/download.mp3

24th of Jul 2022
Sunday July 24th
Reaction from Kerry’s win over Galway, and analysis from All Ireland winner Paul Kerrigan. Douglas Hall boss John O’Mahony on their defeat in the FAI Intermediate Cup Final. Ireland international Saoirse Noonan. We talk to Rebel Og award winners St Mary’s Midleton. And we speak to Ireland men’s AFL boss Eoin O’Sullivan. Listen to “Sunday July 24th” on Spreaker.  

21st of Jul 2022
The Women in Sport Podcast S03E29
On a packed episode of the Women in Sport Podcast with Ger McCarthy: 1.15 Ger speaks to Ireland international Saoirse Noonan 14.20 Cork boss Matthew Twomey looks ahead to their All Ireland Camogie Semi Final with Waterford 25.20 Cork intermediate boss Trevor Coleman on their Semi final with Derry 31.20 Cork under 16 boss Donie Daly previews their semi final with Wexford 39.49 The Echo’s Mary Newman looks ahead to the games 50.35 Ireland under 17 boss James Scott looks ahead to the SuperCupNI 1.04.10 Cork Under 16 ladies football boss Dominic Gallagher on the defeat to Dublin 1.08.00 Cork minor boss Joe Carroll   Listen to “The Women in Sport Podcast S03E29” on Spreaker.  

17th of Jul 2022
Sunday July 17th
Reaction to the All-Ireland hurling final from Seanie McGrath as Limerick win three in a row. Camogie with Ger McCarthy, he spoke to Hayely Ryan and Katie O’Mahony. We also look ahead to the All-Ireland football final and hear from Kingdom boss Jack O’Connor.   https://api.spreaker.com/v2/episodes/50604333/download.mp3  

16th of Jul 2022
Saturday July 16th
Tom from Three Red Kings on Ireland’s stunning win over New Zealand. Cork City’s Colin Healy, Cian Coleman and Dylan McGlade on the Draw with Galway United, and United boss John Caulfield. Rob Heffernan joins us live from Oregon to talk about the World Athletics Championships, and we hear from Cork under 16 boss Dominic Gallagher on the All Ireland Final defeat to Dublin.   Listen to “Saturday July 16th” on Spreaker.  

14th of Jul 2022
The Women in Sport Podcast S03E28
On this episode of the Women in Sport Podcast with Ger McCarthy: 1.22 RedFM’s own Hayley Ryan on the Cork intermediate Camogie semi final, and Love Island 12.18 Cork senior camogie star Katie O’Mahony 22.53 F1 review with Sarah McKenzie 29.25 Munster hockey PRO Graham Catchpole 46.10 Reaction from Cork’s defeat to Mayo   Listen to “The Women In Sport Podcast S03E28” on Spreaker.  

10th of Jul 2022
Sunday July 10th
New Cork boss Pat Ryan. Danny Murphy on Cork City’s FAI Cup win 1st round win over Bonagee United, and analysis from John O’Shea. City boss Colin Healy looks ahead to Galway United. Ireland u18 basketball coach Paul Kelleher. Reaction from Kerry’s win over Dublin.   Listen to “Sunday July 10th” on Spreaker.  

9th of Jul 2022
Sunday, 9th of July
Cork exit the All-Ireland Senior Ladies Football championship at the quarter final stage. We hear from manager Shane Ronayne and from Ger McCarthy who saw Mayo defeat the rebels in Ennis. It’s Cork Week 2022, Ross Deasy joins to talk us through that. Danny Murphy looks ahead to his Cork City women’s FAI Cup tie v Bonagee Utd and we hear from the Ireland camp after their historic win in New Zealand. https://api.spreaker.com/v2/episodes/50519977/download.mp3

6th of Jul 2022
The Women in Sport Podcast S03E27
On the latest episode of the Women in Sport Podcast with Ger McCarthy: 1.27 British GP review with Sarah McKenzie 19.34 AFLW chat with Mike Currane 32.20 Reaction from Cork camogie’s defeat to Tipperary 44.00 Camogie review with Mary Newman 53.40 Cork U16 boss Donie Daly 59.30 Maire O’Callaghan and Shane Ronayne preview Cork’s All Ireland Quarter Final  Listen to “The Women in Sport Podcast S03E27” on Spreaker.  

3rd of Jul 2022
Sunday, June 3rd
Seanie McGrath joins to discuss the two All Ireland hurling semi finals, Ger McCarthy spoke to Cork sprinter Joan Healy ahead of the Cork City games. Jacqui Hurley joins to talk to us about the Women’s Irish Open which is taking place in September And we also hear from Padraig Harrington who was speaking after his round on Friday in Mount Juliet about the LIV golf controversy. News of Kieran Kingston stepping aside as Cork hurling boss broke during the show.  

2nd of Jul 2022
Saturday July 2nd
Reaction from Cork Camogie’s double header in Pairc ui Rinn and analysis from Ger McCarthy. Eoin Cadogan talks to us about Cork hurling and tomorrow’s Minor Final. Broadcaster and author Jacqui Hurley speaks to us about the women’s Irish Open. Reaction from Ireland’s defeat to New Zealand. Alan Lomasney from the Cork Admirals    Listen to “Saturday July 2nd” on Spreaker.

30th of Jun 2022
The Women in Sport Podcast S03E26
On a bumper edition of the Women in Sport Podcast with Ger McCarthy: 1.12 Joan Healy looks ahead to the Cork City Sports 14.20 Alanna Cunnane reviews Ireland’s win over Georgia 26.17 Mike Currane looks ahead to the AFLW season 42.21 Wendy Keenan of Munster Rugby 49.48 F1 expert Sarah McKenzie on the upcoming British Grand Prix 1.05.54 Shane Ronayne and Doireann O’Sullivan on Cork’s win over Waterford 1.11.50 The Echo’s camogie columnist Mary Newman 1.22.00 Cork camogie boss Matthew Twomey  Listen to “The Women in Sport Podcast S03E26” on Spreaker.  

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.      


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