The Big Red Bench


Latest Episodes from The Big Red Bench


25th of Sep 2022
Sunday September 25th
Reaction from Blackrock and St Finbarrs after their PSHC semi final wins. Eire Og on reaching the ladies football final. Dylan O’Connell on Ireland’s defeat to Scotland, and we discuss Clare Shine’s final game of professional football.   https://api.spreaker.com/v2/episodes/51377829/download.mp3

24th of Sep 2022
Saturday, September 24th
We hear from Courcey Rovers boss Sean Guiheen, Denis Hurley of the Echo previews tomorrow’s Premier SHC semis. Gold for Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy, Ireland take on Scotland at Hampden Park and Dylan O’Connell joined us from Scotland ahead of kick off. https://api.spreaker.com/v2/episodes/51370240/download.mp3

18th of Sep 2022
Sunday September 18th
Reaction from O’Donovan Rossa’s win over Doheneys. We preview Douglas v Midleton in the Rebel Og Premier 1 minor hurling final. Stephen Kenny on Caoimhin Kelleher’s injury. Jordan Blount on returning to Neptune.   https://api.spreaker.com/v2/episodes/51300400/download.mp3

14th of Sep 2022
The Women in Sport Podcast S03E37
On this week’s episode of the Women in Sport Podcast with Ger McCarthy: 1.00 AFLW roundup with Mike Currane 20.00 Italian Grand Prix review with Sarah McKenzie 39.00 Cork LGFA roundup with Rory Noonan 52.08 Munster Women’s Rugby roundup with Wendy Keenan   Listen to “The Women in Sport Podcast S03E37” on Spreaker.  

11th of Sep 2022
Sunday September 11th
Ger Cunningham on the Barrs’ win over Douglas, and we talk to reporter Andrew Horgan about Imokilly v Blackrock. We discuss a huge win for Shane Lowry, we hear from Ireland Basketball captain Edel Thornton and more. Listen to “Sunday September 11th” on Spreaker.

10th of Sep 2022
Saturday, September 10th
Huge show reacting to last night’s action in the SSE Airtricity First Division, as well as bringing you reviews and previews of all the big games in the club hurling championship. Ruairi was at St. Coleman’s Park where Cobh Ramblers drew 1-1 with Galway United, he spoke to Shane Keegan and John Caulfield. Aidan spoke to Cork City captain Cian Coleman on their win away to Waterford. We hear reaction from Newtownshandrum after their win over Glen Rovers and Eire Og who won the PIHC relegation playoff. We preview St. Finbarr’s vs Douglas and Imokilly vs Blackrock. https://api.spreaker.com/v2/episodes/51212820/download.mp3

8th of Sep 2022
The Women in Sport Podcast S03E36
On this week’s Women in Sport Podcast with Ger McCarthy: 1.10 Munster Rugby Women’s Chairperson Wendy Keenan 17.05 F1 chat with Sarah McKenzie 32.00 AFLW review with Mike Currane 50.36 LGFA Championship round up with Rory Noonan 1.04.00 Camogie Championships Review with Linda Mellerick Listen to “The Women in Sport Podcast S03E36” on Spreaker.  

4th of Sep 2022
Sunday September 4th
We wrap up a busy day of Gaelic Games action and hear from St Finbarr’s, Carbery Rangers, Ballingeary and Kanturk. Andrew Horgan previews Ireland v Slovakia. Tom from Three Red Kings on Munster. Listen to “Sunday September 4th” on Spreaker.   

3rd of Sep 2022
Saturday, September 3rd
We hear from a frustrated Colin Healy after Cork City dropped points at home to Longford Town. We react to the days results in the Premier League and look forward to a huge day in the Cork Premier Senior Football C’ship.   https://api.spreaker.com/v2/episodes/51132471/download.mp3  

1st of Sep 2022
The Women in Sport Podcast S03E35
On this week’s episode of the Women in Sport Podcast with Ger McCarthy : 1.40 AFLW Roundup with Mike Currane 24.00 Ireland basketball captain Edel Thornton 34.40 F1 chat with Sarah McKenzie 52.00 Munster Women’s Rugby chairperson Wendy Keenan 1.03.20 Camogie roundup with Linda Mellerick 1.22.00 LGFA roundup with Rory Noonan   Listen to “The Women in Sport Podcast S03E35” on Spreaker.  

29th of Aug 2022
NFL Season Preview with Colum Cronin and Aidan Leahy
Aidan speaks to friend of the show Colum Cronin of the Irish NFL Show ahead of the new NFL season. They discuss the new Head Coach appointments, the contenders from the NFC and AFC, rookies to keep an eye on, MVP candidates as well as who is favourite for the Vince Lombardi trophy. https://api.spreaker.com/v2/episodes/51062439/download.mp3

28th of Aug 2022
Sunday, August 28th
Aidan rounds up all the action across the Cork Senior Hurling Championships, the Premier League and today’s Formula One action. Cork and Ireland’s rising star in athletics, Darragh McElhinney joins fresh from the Europeans in Munich, Ger McCarthy spoke with Munster and Ireland’s Maeve Og O’Leary and we hear part 2 of Colum Cronin’s NFL season preview.   https://api.spreaker.com/v2/episodes/51058303/download.mp3

27th of Aug 2022
Saturday, August 27th
Aidan Leahy brings you reaction to all the days biggest stories from the Premier League, to rugby, to GAA. Ruairi O’Hagan discusses Cork City’s loss in the FAI Cup, Sarsfields senior hurling manager Barry Myers looks ahead to a huge Sunday in the Cork PSHC. Reaction from Cloughduv’s 2-15 to 0-5 win over Newcestown in the SE Systems Cork Senior Camogie Championship with Ger McCarthy And part one our our HUGE NFL preview with Colum Cronin of the Irish NFL Show. https://api.spreaker.com/v2/episodes/51049734/download.mp3  

25th of Aug 2022
The Women in Sport Podcast S03E34
On this week’s Women In Sport Podcast, Munster and Irish international rugby player Maeve Og O’Leary joins as special guest. She talks to Ger and Wendy Keenan about the tour of Japan and her current injury recovery. AFLW expert Mike Currane previews the upcoming news season 7.0 and looks at the 21 Irish players down under. Formula One returns after the summer break, Sarah McEnzie looks ahead to the Belgian Grand Prix. Ahead of the start of the 2022 Cork Camogie Championship the Echo’s Mary Newman joins. And to reflect on last weeks Cork LGFA championship opening weekend, Ger speaks to Rory Noonan as well as bringing post match reaction from Eire Og, Valley Rovers, Aghada and St. Val’s. https://api.spreaker.com/v2/episodes/51026211/download.mp3

21st of Aug 2022
Sunday, August 21st
Cork City Women’s boss Danny Murphy gives his thoughts on their win over Sligo Rovers yesterday, Duhallow boss Ned English looks ahead to the Col/Div final vs Carbery plus loads more.   https://api.spreaker.com/v2/episodes/50986716/download.mp3

18th of Aug 2022
The Women in Sport Podcast S03E33
On this episode of the Women in Sport Podcast with Ger McCarthy: 1.15 Mike Currane previews the AFLW season and takes a look at the Irish players involved 16.00 F1 expert Sarah McKenzie 30.40 Munster Women’s Rugby chairperson Wendy Keenan 41.40 Rory Noonan of the Echo begins a new weekly slot discussing all things Cork LGFA and previews the upcoming club championships 52.20 Munster Hockey chairperson Graham Catchpole   Listen to “The Women in Sport Podcast S03E33” on Spreaker.  

14th of Aug 2022
Sunday August 14th
A busy show as we hear from Nemo Rangers, Castlehaven, Bishopstown, O’Donovan Rossa and Ilen Rovers. Ryan McCarthy from the Mick Cronin Fund talks to us about their fundraiser for Mick. Beara secretary Joseph Blake on their fundraising efforts for Padraig Crowley. And we talk American football with Alan Lamasery of the Cork Admirals Listen to “Sunday August 14th” on Spreaker.

13th of Aug 2022
Saturday, August 13th
We hear from Cork City boss Colin Healy and discuss the 2-0 loss to Treaty United with Ruairi O’Hagan. Ger McCarthy was at Doheny’s vs Bandon, we hear from both camps. Davy Fitz is back in inter county management, we bring you his first interview as Waterford boss. And we round up and react to all the days Premier League action.   https://api.spreaker.com/v2/episodes/50906837/download.mp3

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.  


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