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Latest Episodes from The Big Red Bench


20th of Jan 2022
The Women in Sport Podcast S03E03
On this week’s Women in Sport Podcast with Ger McCarthy: 1.00 Ireland Hockey international Roisin Upton 12.20 Sinead O’Regan, Cork LGFA Physiotherapist 25.30 Claire Melia and Mark Scannell preview The Address UCC Glanmire’s Paudie O’Connor National Cup Final 44.40 Reaction from Mourneabbey’s stunning All Ireland Semi Final win over Dunboyne   Listen to “Women In Sport Podcast Episode SE03 EP03” on Spreaker.

16th of Jan 2022
Sunday January 16th
Reaction from Munster Champions St Finbarr’s as we heard from Ian Maguire, Stephen Sherlock, Enda Dennehy, Alan O’Connor and boss Paul O’Keefe, and our man John O’Shea sums up the day’s action. We hear from Mourneabbey who booked their place in the All Ireland final with an emphatic win over Dunboyne – Doireann O’Sullivan, Laura Fitzgerald, Vikki Wall, Emma Duggan, Brid O’Sullivan and boss Shane Ronayne all spoke to host of the Women in Sport Podcast Ger McCarthy. And we hear from UCC hurler Rob Downey ahead of the start of the Fitzgibbon Cup.   Listen to “Sunday January 16th” on Spreaker.   

13th of Jan 2022
The Women in Sport Podcast | Episode 33
On this episode of the Women in Sport Podcast, Ger McCarthy speaks to: 1.10 Saoirse Noonan about her breakthrough year 14.05 Cork legend Elaine Hart on becoming the goalkeeping coach with the Tipperary senior men’s team 25.01 UCC Glanmire’s Aine McKenna 36.10 Mourneabbey’s Emma and Kathryn Coakley on their All Ireland Semi final with Dunboyne Listen to “The Women in Sport Podcast | Episode 33” on Spreaker.

9th of Jan 2022
Sunday 9th January
Colm O’Sullivan wraps up a busy Sunday https://api.spreaker.com/v2/episodes/48228435/download.mp3

6th of Jan 2022
The Women in Sport Podcast | Episode 32
On the first episode of 2022 of the Women in Sport Podcast, Ger McCarthy speaks to 1.15 Eamonn Murray, manager of All ireland Ladies Football Champions Meath 12.14 Munster Hockey’s Sophie Clein 24.00 Inniscarra’s Caitlin Looney and Stephen McCormack ahead of the Munster Championship Semi Final with Scariff Ogonnelloe 38.40 Jim Ryan, son of the legendary Eamonn Ryan, on his family’s reaction to TG4’s incredible documentary Eamonn Ryan – An Máistir 48.27 Singleton Supervalu Brunell’s Lauryn Homan Listen to “Women in Sport Podcast | Episode 32” on Spreaker.    

30th of Dec 2021
The Women in Sport Podcast | Episode 31
On the final Women in Sport Podcast of 2021, Ger speaks to new Cork Camogie boss Matthew Twomey, Cork Camogie PRO Louise Weldon, Munster Hockey PRO Graham Catchpole and Cork Under 14 boss JJ Deasy.   Listen to “The Women in Sport Podcast | Episode 31” on Spreaker.  

19th of Dec 2021
Sunday, December 19th
A packed show with Aidan Leahy, reaction to St. Finbarrs’ win in the Munster SF Club Championship semi final, John O’Shea recaps, Cork Camogie manager Matthew Twomey, athletics star Darragh McElhinney and Michael Mc of the Irish NFL show joins and more. https://api.spreaker.com/v2/episodes/47987251/download.mp3  

18th of Dec 2021
Jerry Harris Remembered
A special tribute show as we remember the late, great Jerry Harris, who passed away this week at the age of 81. We heard from Declan Daly, Derek Coughlan, Liam Kearney, Dan Murray, Pat Dolan, Damien Richardson, John Caulfield, Eanna Buckley, Mick Ring, Declan Carey and Tony O’Donoghue as they remembered one of Cork football’s icons.   Listen to “Jerry Harris Remembered” on Spreaker.  

16th of Dec 2021
The Women in Sport Podcast | Episode 30
On Episode 30 of the Women in Sport Podcast with Ger McCarthy: 0.00 Author of the book Holding Her Breath, Columnist with the Irish Examiner, co-editor of Banshee Literature and St. Finbarr’s Camogie player Eimear Ryan 13.13 Cork City Women FC’s Player of the Year and Player’s Player of the Year Eva Mangan 24.55 Clonakilty RFC PRO and Under16 Girls Manager Vicki McCabe  35.42 Reaction from Mourneabbey after beating Tipperary’s Aherlow to win a 7th consecutive Munster LGFA senior A Championship in Mallow last Sunday. Listen to “Women in Sport Podcast | Episode 30” on Spreaker.  

12th of Dec 2021
Sunday December 12th
A packed show, featuring reaction from Munster champions Mourneabbey and analysis from Ger McCarthy, Midleton boss Ger Fitzgerald on their defeat to Kilmallock, journalist Dylan Fitzgerald on Munster’s win over Wasps, the Bench’s own Aidan Leahy on a phenomenal F1 finale and Spike O’Sullivan on another win for Katie Taylor   Listen to “Sunday December 12th” on Spreaker.  

11th of Dec 2021
Saturday December 11th
Ruairi Keating on signing for Cork City, Conan Byrne on his Crossbar Challenge for Make A Wish, Johann van Graan and Ian Costello on Munster’s Champions Cup game and we preview Mourneabbey’s Munster final with Aherlow. Listen to “Saturday December 11th” on Spreaker.  

9th of Dec 2021
The Women in Sport Podcast | Episode 29
On episode 29 of the Women in Sport Podcast with Ger McCarthy 0.00 Mourneabbey’s Ciara O’Sullivan, Laura Fitzgerald and Shane Ronayne offer post match reaction following their win over Ballymacarbery in the Munster Semi Final 6.45 Mourneabbey’s Brid O’Sullivan and Maire O’Callaghan preview this weekend’s Munster final against Aherlow 22.53 Inch Rovers’ Sarah Harrington and Jessica O’Shea preview their Munster final against Rathmore 32.00 Jerry Wallace Cork Minor Camogie boss On episode 29 of the Women in Sport Podcast with Ger McCarthy 0.00 Mourneabbey’s Ciara O’Sullivan, Laura Fitzgerald and Shane Ronayne offer post match reaction following their win over Ballymacarbery in the Munster Semi Final 6.45 Mourneabbey’s Brid O’Sullivan and Maire O’Callaghan preview this weekend’s Munster final against Aherlow 22.53 Inch Rovers’ Sarah Harrington and Jessica O’Shea preview their Munster final against Rathmore 32.00 Jerry Wallace Cork Minor Camogie boss   Listen to “The Women in Sport Podcast | Episode 29” on Spreaker.  

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

27th of Nov 2021
Saturday 27th November
Saturday 27th November Preview of the Premier Football Championship Final between the Barrs & Clon. Ger McCarthy and John O Shea were on press night duty. https://api.spreaker.com/v2/episodes/47682569/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  


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Presented by Ruairi O'Hagan, Valerie Wheeler and Colm O'Sullivan, Cork's premier sports show comprehensively covers sports both at home and abroad.


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