The Big Red Bench

Latest Episodes from The Big Red Bench

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.

8th of May 2022
Sunday, May 8th
A packed show with reaction to last nights game between Cork and Kerry in the Munster SFC semi-final. We hear from Cork boss John Cleary and Kerry manager Jack O’Connor, Ger McCarthy also joins to discuss the game. Douglas Hall are FAI Youth Cup champions, their boss Derek Waldon gives us his reaction. We hear from Johan van Graan after yesterdays defeat for Munster and Sarah McKenzie talks F1 in Miami. All of that and more.

7th of May 2022
Saturday May 7th
Tomas O’Leary on the drama at the Aviva as Munster lose to Toulouse on a placekicking competition. Munster Senior League champions Rockmount join us in studio as captain Ken Hoey and goalkeeper Brendan O’Connell talk about their season and the Intermediate Cup final against Bluebell United. We hear from Darren Murphy and John Caulfield as Galway United beat Cobh Ramblers. And we’re over and back to Cork v Kerry in Pairc ui Rinn. Listen to “Saturday May 7th” on Spreaker.

5th of May 2022
The Women in Sport Podcast S03E18
This week’s guest include Tik Tok Womens 6 Nations IRISH HERO ENYA BREEN joins Munster Women Rugby Chairperson Wendy Keenan and I to review Breen’s match-winning performnace against Scotlad We welcome back #WomenInSport #podcast #Formula1 Expert Sarah McKenzie for This week’s #Formula 1 weekly segment to preview the MIAMI Grand Prix, W Series debuting, Mick Schumacher’s F1 future PLUS Audi and Proche’s potential F1 arrival Cork Camogie’s Minor and U16 panels are preparing for Munster Camogie final appearances this weekend. We hear from both camps and get the thoughts of managers Donie Daly and Jerry Wallace We also hear from Cork LGFA Senior Manager Shane Ronayne on his squad announcement for the 2022 Munster and All-Ireland Championships PLUS Cork Minor Manager Joe Carroll and Cork U16 Managers Dominic Gallagher on leading their county to Munster LGFA final victories.

1st of May 2022
Sunday May 1st
Kieran Kingston on Cork’s defeat to Clare, and analysis from Cork legend Tomas Mulcahy and Denis Hurley of the Echo. Gavan Casey of and John Riordan of the Irish Examiner on Katie Taylor’s incredible win over Amanda Serrano. Listen to “Sunday May 1st” on Spreaker.

30th of Apr 2022
Saturday, April 30th
We look back at last nights 4-1 win by Cork City at home to Longford, we hear from Patrick Horgan and Cork legend Seanie McGrath ahead of the game in Thurles tomorrow between Cork and Clare. Paul Townend is champion jockey again we get his thoughts on another incredible season for the Corkman. Niamh Briggs spoke to Ger McCarthy ahead of tonight’s final round of the Women’s Six Nations. We also round up all of the days action.

28th of Apr 2022
The Women in Sport Podcast S03E17
On the latest episode of the Women in Sport Podcast with Ger McCarthy 1.10 Former Ireland women’s star Niamh Briggs and Munster Rugby Women’s Chairperson Wendy Keenan on Ireland’s Six Nations Campaign 22.40 Sarah McKenzie on the Imola Grand Prix 37.40 Reaction from Cork Camogie’s win over Waterford 47.20 Cork Under 16 manager Donie Daly 55.00 Cork minor football boss Joe Carroll 1.01.00 Cork U14A boss JJ Deasy 1.05.58 Under 16A Boss Dominic Gallagher   Listen to “The Women in Sport Podcast S03E17” on Spreaker.  

24th of Apr 2022
Sunday, April 24th
Massive show this Sunday evening, Aidan wraps up all the days action in the premier league and the days GAA action. Matthew Twomey gives his reaction to Cork’s win over Waterford in the Munster Senior Camogie semi final and Ger McCarthy analyses the action from Pairc Ui Rinn. Colum Cronin of the Irish NFL Show talks us through the upcoming NFL Draft and we hear from Cork’s Ryan Sheehan who clinched the WBC Muay Thai Title and the ISKA Title last night in Neptune.

23rd of Apr 2022
Saturday, April 23rd
On the show we react to Cork City’s win in the derby against Cobh Ramblers. We hear from two cheerleaders who are on Irish soil ahead of the College Football Classic in Dublin in August. Aaron Hill joins us to talk snooker and we round up all of the days action.

21st of Apr 2022
The Women in Sport Podcast S03E16
This week’s guest include Treble-winning Skibbereen Women RFC captain Averyl Condell joins Munster Women Rugby Chairperson Wendy Keenan and I to review her club’s magnificent season plus a full club and international roundup Big Red Bench AFLW Expert and Aussie Rules Coach Mike Currane joins me for a special interview where Mike analyses all 14 Irish players AFLW seasons This week’s #Formula 1 segment includes #WomenInSport #podcast #Formula1 Expert Sarah McKenzie previewing the Imola Grand Prix and a chat about the importance of saftey cars and DRS in modern-day Formula 1 Another of this week’s special guests is Cork Intermediate Camogie captain Fiona Neville who talks about Cork’s Munster final victory over Kerry and we also hear from Cork U16 Manager Donie Daly Easter proved a profitable weekend for Cork LGFA’s underage teams. We will from Cork LGFA Managers Joe Carroll (Minors) Dominic Gallagher (U16) JJ Deasy (U14) PLUS Cork senior manager Shane Ronayne on their Munster and All-Ireland senior championship preparations  

17th of Apr 2022
Sunday April 17th
As Limerick comfortably beat Cork, we hear from Cork boss Kieran Kingston and Limerick’s John Kiely, while Cork legend Tomas Mulcahy and the Bench’s own Aidan Leahy provide analysis. Reaction from Waterford and Tipperary. And we talk to one of the best fighters in the country, Cork’s Ryan Sheehan.   Listen to “Sunday April 17th” on Spreaker.  

16th of Apr 2022
Saturday, April 16th
Ahead of Cork vs Limerick in the Munster SHC we hear from Seanie McGrath and TJ Ryan, we also react to Cork City 0-0 Bray Wanderers. Edward Kenny gives us his thoughts on his Rockmount side’s victory and progression to the FAI Centenary Intermediate Cup Final and much more..  

14th of Apr 2022
The Women in Sport Podcast S03E15
This week with Ger McCarthy on the Women In Sport Podcast: Mike Currane is back for a final AFLW review of an amazing season. We analyse the 2022 AFLW Grand Final between the Adelaide Crows and Melbourne Demons and pay homage to one of Ireland’s greatest ever AFLW players Ailish Considine. F1 Expert Sarah McKenzie reviews the Australian Grand Prix. Munster Women’s Rugby chairperson Wendy Keenan joins me to review a hugely important huge week for Munster Womens’ Rugby including a review of schools and provincial underage finals. Munster Hockey PRO Graham Catchpole is back once again to talk women’s club hockey and a UCC Division 1 Play-Off win. And we will also hear form Cork LGFA U16 Manager Dominic Gallagher following his side’s Munster Championship victory. AND we hear from Cork LGFA Minor Manager Joe Carroll ahead of his team’s championship opener against Tipperary.

10th of Apr 2022
Sunday April 10th
Reaction from Cork’s defeat to Galway in the Camogie league final. Cork selectors Diarmuid O’Sullivan and Des Cullinane.   Listen to “Sunday April 10th” on Spreaker. < 

9th of Apr 2022
Saturday, April 9th
We speak to Sean Holland ahead of the virtual run fundraiser for Marymount Hospice in memory of his friend Killian Lawton. Reaction to Cobh Ramblers loss to Waterford, Cork vs Kerry in the Munster MHC – Paudie Murray gives us his thoughts on the victory. Roundup of the days action from Premier League to Aintree to the Masters. Matthew Twomey speaks ahead of Cork vs Galway in the National Camogie League final. Sarah McKensie Previews the F1 Australian Grand Prix.

7th of Apr 2022
The Women in Sport Podcast S03E14
On this episode of the Women in Sport Podcast: 1.10 AFLW review with Mike Currane 13.30 F1 chat with Sarah McKenzie 24.50 Rugby review with Wendy Keenan 36.30 Hockey roundup with Graham Catchpole 44.00 Matthew Twomey looks ahead to Cork v Galway 52.40 Reaction from Sacred Heart Clonakilty and St Mary’s Midleton 1.03.30 Cork u14 boss JJ Deasy   Listen to “The Women in Sport Podcast S03E14” on Spreaker.  

3rd of Apr 2022
Sunday April 3rd
Kieran Kingston on Cork’s defeat to Waterford, and analysis from Denis Hurley. Tomas O’Leary on Munster’s defeat to Leinster. Ger McCarthy on his new book Cork LGFA – The Game of My Life. Denis Kirwan previews the Masters. Reaction from Sacred Heart Clonakilty and St Mary’s High School, Midleton. Listen to “Sunday April 3rd” on Spreaker.

2nd of Apr 2022
Saturday, April 2nd
A huge show as Tomas Mulcahy previews Cork v Waterford in the National League Final. Fintan O’Toole talks #PaircUiRinnOrNowhere, We have reaction to Cork City’s win over Wexford with Kevin O’Connor. We preview C&S Neptune vs Tralee Warriors, Munster vs Leinster and more.

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