The Big Red Bench

Latest Episodes from The Big Red Bench

5th of Feb 2023
Sunday February 5th
Cork boss Pat Ryan and Limerick boss John Kiely on Cork’s win, Cian Blake of Tennis Ireland on their Davis Cup tie away to Peru, and a super episode of Hear Me Roar with Valerie Mulcahy in conversation with rower Sanita Puspure. Listen to “Sunday February 5th” on Spreaker.

4th of Feb 2023
Saturday, February 4th
Patrick Horgan speaks ahead of the beginning of the 2023 Allianz National Hurling League. Cork legends Seanie McGrath and Tomas Mulcahy are in studio for an in depth preview of the league campaign ahead.

2nd of Feb 2023
The Women in Sport Podcast Season 4 Episode 1
On the first episode of the new season of the Women in Sport Podcast with Ger McCarthy: 1.45 Clodagh O’Halloran of Munster’s interpro series win, and proposing to her now fiancee on the pitch afterwards! Ger also chats to Wendy Keenan, Munster chairperson 19.18 All things F1 with Sarah McKenzie-Foley 32.06 Erika O’Shea and Shane Ronayne on Cork’s draw with Waterford 38.52 AFLW roundup with Mike Currane 50.40 Munster hockey roundup with Graham Catchpole Listen to “The Women in Sport Podcast Season 4 Episode 1” on Spreaker.

29th of Jan 2023
Sunday January 29th
Reaction from the Cork footballers’ defeat to Meath, while Ger McCarthy was on hand to report on the Cork ladies’ draw with Waterford. We spoke to Eagle AC about the upcoming Tommy Ryan Memorial 5 Mile race. And episode 3 of Hear Me Roar with Valerie Mulcahy and guest Nicci Daly. Listen to “Sunday January 29th” on Spreaker.   

28th of Jan 2023
Saturday, January 28th
Aidan speaks the Champion Jockey Paul Townend about the Hay campaign, raising awareness of mental health within the equine community. Ger McCarthy previews Cork v Meath in the Allianz National Football League as well as Cork LGFA vs Waterford and we round up the days FA Cup action.

22nd of Jan 2023
Sunday January 22nd
Reaction from Cork’s win over Tipperary in the Munster Hurling League as we hear from Cork boss Pat Ryan. We hear from Cork ladies boss Shane Ronayne and player Melissa Duggan after their win over Mayo. Episode 2 of “Hear Me Roar with Valerie Mulcahy” features Cork Olympian Louise Shanahan. Listen to “Sunday January 22nd” on Spreaker.

21st of Jan 2023
Saturday, January 21st
John Cleary reacts to Cork picking up the seasons first bit of silverware, we hear from guest of honour at the Rebel Og awards Eoin Cadogan and Rebel Og Chairman Michael O’Mahony. Fionn Herlihy reflects on Ballygiblin’s All-Ireland success, as well as speaking about Mark Keane who will be heading to the AFL. Tom Savage of the Three Red Kings previews Munster’s huge European test away to Toulouse. And it was a big day of relegation battles in the Premier League.

15th of Jan 2023
Sunday January 15th
Reaction from Cork’s win over Limerick in the Munster Hurling League. We hear from All Ireland champions Ballygiblin. We talk to Sarsfields on their Rebel Og Award win. And – the first episode of our new series with Cork legend Valerie Mulcahy – Hear Me Roar – with guest Lisa Maguire. Listen to “Sunday January 15th” on Spreaker.  

14th of Jan 2023
Saturday, January 14th
Munster win in Europe and in the Women’s inter-pro. Ballygiblin claim All-Ireland glory. Massive day of Premier League action with a big Manchester Derby. We speak to Colum Cronin of the Irish NFL Show on Wildcard Weekend and Paul Shaughnessy tells us about the Backdoor GAA Gaelic Gloves charity drive.

8th of Jan 2023
Sunday January 8th
Ruairi speaks to Ger McCarthy about the incredibly sad passing of Paudie Palmer, as Ger talks about his friend, colleague and mentor. We launch “Hear Me Roar”, a new series with Cork GAA legend Valerie Mulcahy which starts next week, We also recap the day’s action, and reaction from the club football semi finals. We talk to Miles Coleman, producer and writer of Netflix show FIFA Uncovered.    Listen to “Sunday January 8th” on Spreaker.

7th of Jan 2023
Saturday, January 7th 2023
We have reaction to the Cork footballers win against Kerry in the McGrath Cup as well as the hurlers victory over the Kingdom in the Munster Hurling League. Shane Kingston also gives his thoughts on the season ahead. Emporium Cork’s Adrian O’Sullivan speaks ahead of huge weekend of basketball on Leeside. They play DBS Eanna in the National Cup semi-final.

18th of Dec 2022
Sunday December 18th
Ruairi and Colm review an incredible World Cup final. Ken Doherty previews his exhibition with Jimmy White at Blackrock Hurling Club on January third. Eddie O’Mahony, author of Green White and Orange talks to us about Ireland’s football shirt history. Listen to “Sunday December 18th” on Spreaker.   

17th of Dec 2022
Saturday, December 17th
John O’Shea speaks ahead of his PDC World Championship debut, we hear from Cork hurling boss Pat Ryan, player Damian Cahalane and Eoin Kelly.

11th of Dec 2022
Sunday December 11th
Reaction from Munster’s defeat to Toulouse as we hear from Graham Rowntree, and analysis from Munster great Moss Finn. Cork Camogie icon Gemma O’Connor discusses her new book and her Cork career.   Listen to “Sunday December 11th” on Spreaker. 

10th of Dec 2022
Saturday December 10th
On the show this evening: Kilmurry’s Liam Wall looks ahead to their Munster Junior Final with Fossa of Kerry Naomh Aban’s Noel McDonagh previews the All-Ireland LGFA Junior football final against Galway club Salthill-Knocknacarra Cork footballer Steven Sherlock And Munster and Ireland Legend Tomas O’Leary on Munster v Toulouse Listen to “Saturday December 10th” on Spreaker. 

8th of Dec 2022
The Women in Sport Podcast S03E49
On the latest episode of the Women in Sport Podcast with Ger McCarthy: 1.00 Niamh Sexton of Cork Harlequins 15.20 Wendy Keenan of Munster Women’s Rugby 26.20 Noel McDonagh looks ahead to Naomh Aban’s All Ireland Final Listen to “The Women in Sport Podcast S3E49” on Spreaker. 

4th of Dec 2022
Sunday, December 4th
Cork City FC has been sold and we react to the news throughout the show. Declan Carey Cork City FC chairman, who will be stepping aside, joins us on the line to react to an historic day. Journalist Dylan O’Connell also joins Aidan to react to the news. Also, we have a round up of Ballygiblin’s win in the Munster Junior Club Hurling Final.

3rd of Dec 2022
Saturday December 3rd
Cork City chairman Declan Carey on the proposed takeover of the club by Dermot Usher. Ballygiblin’s Mark Keane.  Listen to “Saturday December 3rd” on Spreaker.  

30th of Nov 2022
The Women in Sport Podcast S03E48
On the latest episode of the Women in Sport with Ger McCarthy: 1.00 Ireland international Saoirse Noonan 13.08 AFLW Grand Final review with Mike Currane 33.40 Our resident motorsport expert Sarah McKenzie-Foley reviews the F1 season 52.30 Munster rugby roundup with Wendy Keenan 1.02.30 Munster Hockey’s Graham Catchpole looks back at the week 1.12.36 Reaction from Naomh Aban on their All Ireland Semi Final win Listen to “The Women in Sport Podcast S03E48” on Spreaker.

27th of Nov 2022
Sunday November 27th
Reaction from Naomh Aban as they book their place in the All Ireland Final. Tom Savage from Three Red Kings on Munster’s win over Connacht. David Meyler talks the World Cup and Cork City’s potential new owner. Motorsport driver Kayleigh Cole. Listen to “Sunday November 27th” on Spreaker.  

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