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Brian Kerr backs incoming boss Kenny to succeed in 'hardest job in sport in Ireland'
# Succession
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# Succession

Brian Kerr backs incoming boss Kenny to succeed in 'hardest job in sport in Ireland'

Apr 4th 2020, 6:35 PM 6,544 Views 14 Comments

‘He is ready for the task,’ the ex-Ireland manager said, reacting to the news.

'We lost 2-0 and Roy had a pop off the players. I took a bit off him. But I was thinking: this is what I want'
# Influence
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# Influence

'We lost 2-0 and Roy had a pop off the players. I took a bit off him. But I was thinking: this is what I want'

Updated Mar 4th 2020, 12:19 PM 55,802 Views 6 Comments

David Meyler on being the son of an All-Ireland winner, life after football and signing for his hero.

'The whole game is completely dismantled' - Ex-boss on Ireland Women's rugby crisis
# Rapid Decline
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# Rapid Decline

'The whole game is completely dismantled' - Ex-boss on Ireland Women's rugby crisis

Mar 20th 2019, 11:28 PM 12,002 Views 6 Comments

Philip Doyle delivered a passionate argument for change on Off The Ball this evening.

'No logic to his point' - Gaoth Dobhair star McGee addresses Brady's 'piss up' tweet
# Hitting Back
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# Hitting Back

'No logic to his point' - Gaoth Dobhair star McGee addresses Brady's 'piss up' tweet

Feb 18th 2019, 10:21 AM 11,296 Views 10 Comments

The former Mayo footballer’s opinion was a rather unpopular one on Saturday night.

'Johnny is an antagonistic person' - BOD on Sexton's 'confrontational' captaincy style
# Skippers
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# Skippers

'Johnny is an antagonistic person' - BOD on Sexton's 'confrontational' captaincy style

Jan 3rd 2019, 1:03 PM 15,960 Views 59 Comments

O’Driscoll believes it can sometimes have a ‘negative knock-on connotation’ for the team as a whole.

'A difene and a couple of co-codamol': O'Driscoll opens up on painkiller use in rugby
# Pain Game
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# Pain Game

'A difene and a couple of co-codamol': O'Driscoll opens up on painkiller use in rugby

Dec 6th 2018, 9:24 AM 46,863 Views 79 Comments

‘It almost became like habit where it gave me a fighting chance if I wasn’t feeling 100%.’

'I've never used decks before' - How Kilbane ended up DJing as support to Groove Armada
# Murder On Kilbane's Floor
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# Murder On Kilbane's Floor

'I've never used decks before' - How Kilbane ended up DJing as support to Groove Armada

Nov 20th 2018, 12:09 PM 5,066 Views 2 Comments

In the first episode of a four-part series, the ex-Ireland and Premier League footballer goes chasing a lifelong dream.

Chelsea defender labels yellow card he earned after receiving headbutt 'a joke'
# Off The Ball
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# Off The Ball

Chelsea defender labels yellow card he earned after receiving headbutt 'a joke'

Nov 12th 2018, 3:50 PM 7,292 Views 3 Comments

Antonio Rudiger tangled with Everton playmaker Bernard at Stamford Bridge, with both men handed bookings.

Soccer-focused Jim McGuinness says he's not interested in Mayo job
# No Go
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# No Go

Soccer-focused Jim McGuinness says he's not interested in Mayo job

Aug 30th 2018, 9:10 PM 11,975 Views 20 Comments

The Westerners’ former boss James Horan has also had his say.

Wallabies unhappy about broken Genia arm but Schmidt positive on Irish injuries
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# Off The Ball

Wallabies unhappy about broken Genia arm but Schmidt positive on Irish injuries

Jun 16th 2018, 3:09 PM 66,562 Views 32 Comments

Andrew Conway, Dan Leavy and Cian Healy all went off injured for Ireland.

Irish sports podcasts are talking about consent and it's long overdue
# Second Captains
# Second Captains

Irish sports podcasts are talking about consent and it's long overdue

Apr 3rd 2018, 2:00 PM 4,946 Views 1 Comment

Second Captains decided to tackle the difficult case in their show and it was well worth listening to.

'I'm still young enough to fight, I'm still fit enough and I still believe I'm good enough to win a world title'
# Still Hungry
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# Still Hungry

'I'm still young enough to fight, I'm still fit enough and I still believe I'm good enough to win a world title'

Dec 22nd 2017, 4:17 PM 6,682 Views 10 Comments

Andy Lee still has a strong ambition to be a world champion once again.

Heavy hitter: Andy Lee confirmed as new member of the Off The Ball team
# Statement Of Intent
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# Statement Of Intent

Heavy hitter: Andy Lee confirmed as new member of the Off The Ball team

Dec 21st 2017, 11:00 PM 7,837 Views 18 Comments

The 33-year-old has been a long-time contributor.

'Fabregas was a total arse on the pitch' - Kilbane
# Not A Fan
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# Not A Fan

'Fabregas was a total arse on the pitch' - Kilbane

Nov 2nd 2017, 11:21 PM 16,431 Views 20 Comments

Speaking on Off The Ball tonight, the former Ireland midfielder recalled a story about facing the Spaniard.

Donegal's Ryan McHugh responds to heavy criticism of low-scoring county final
# Comment
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# Comment

Donegal's Ryan McHugh responds to heavy criticism of low-scoring county final

Oct 26th 2017, 11:19 PM 9,154 Views 2 Comments

Kilcar won their first senior title since 1993 recently.

Fifa investigating Robbie Brady's alleged 'headbutt' on Wales captain Ashley Williams
# Innocuous
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# Innocuous

Fifa investigating Robbie Brady's alleged 'headbutt' on Wales captain Ashley Williams

Oct 10th 2017, 3:06 PM 47,821 Views 39 Comments

The Ireland wide man was involved in an incident during last night’s qualifier and could potentially miss the play-off if found guilty.

'Worship is too strong a word': Phil Neville pays tribute to former skipper Roy Keane on Off The Ball
# Hello Philip
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# Hello Philip

'Worship is too strong a word': Phil Neville pays tribute to former skipper Roy Keane on Off The Ball

May 15th 2017, 10:39 PM 17,807 Views 25 Comments

‘You had this thing in your mind: ‘what would Roy say now?’

'Childish' and 'self-indulgent' - Davy Fitz criticised for Nowlan Park pitch incident
# DAITHI REGAN
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# DAITHI REGAN

'Childish' and 'self-indulgent' - Davy Fitz criticised for Nowlan Park pitch incident

Apr 19th 2017, 10:52 AM 11,374 Views 9 Comments

The Wexford boss hit the headlines in Sunday’s match against Tipperary.

Analysis: Munster and Leinster show exciting intent on kick return attack
# Off The Ball
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# Off The Ball

Analysis: Munster and Leinster show exciting intent on kick return attack

Apr 4th 2017, 6:50 PM 9,723 Views 7 Comments

Jack Conan scored a try on kick return against Wasps, while Munster created pressure for Toulouse.

'I was feeling terrible and losing weight': Down's Marty Clarke on forced retirement and 'difficult few weeks'
# Opening Up
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# Opening Up

'I was feeling terrible and losing weight': Down's Marty Clarke on forced retirement and 'difficult few weeks'

Mar 2nd 2017, 9:32 PM 9,630 Views 5 Comments

The 29-year-old suffers from a rare medical condition called Addison’s Disease.

OCI presidency candidate claims 'five or six' sports federations have colluded ahead of vote
# Corrupt
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# Corrupt

OCI presidency candidate claims 'five or six' sports federations have colluded ahead of vote

Feb 8th 2017, 8:07 PM 16,044 Views 0 Comments

Bernard O’Byrne has attacked the lack of transparency and openness before tomorrow’s ballot.

The face of Sky Sports' darts coverage opens up about battle with Parkinson's disease
# Carpe Diem
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# Carpe Diem

The face of Sky Sports' darts coverage opens up about battle with Parkinson's disease

Jan 4th 2017, 11:50 AM 10,856 Views 2 Comments

Dave Clark was on Newstalk’s Off The Ball last night.

Newstalk question RTÉ's use of state funding to win exclusive GAA radio rights
# Tune In
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# Tune In

Newstalk question RTÉ's use of state funding to win exclusive GAA radio rights

Dec 9th 2016, 4:56 PM 14,953 Views 30 Comments

The new deal which lasts until 2022 sees Newstalk lose out.

Cathal McCarron was grilled in a tense interview on Off the Ball tonight
# Controversy
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# Controversy

Cathal McCarron was grilled in a tense interview on Off the Ball tonight

Dec 1st 2016, 10:20 PM 57,379 Views 0 Comments

The Tyrone Gaelic footballer was asked about his relationship with an underage girl he met on Tinder.

Analysis: Connacht's attack fires with off-the-ball work rate
# Variety
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# Variety

Analysis: Connacht's attack fires with off-the-ball work rate

Oct 10th 2016, 8:00 PM 8,844 Views 3 Comments

Pat Lam’s men have won two in a row in the Guinness Pro12.

Lance Armstrong spoke to Off The Ball tonight, and it was superbly tense radio
# Rookie Of The Year
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# Rookie Of The Year

Lance Armstrong spoke to Off The Ball tonight, and it was superbly tense radio

Oct 7th 2016, 9:31 PM 52,540 Views 52 Comments

Disgraced Tour de France champion will appear in Dublin later this month.

Off The Ball's 5-a-side team just got a lot better as Kevin Kilbane joins staff
# Radiohead
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# Radiohead

Off The Ball's 5-a-side team just got a lot better as Kevin Kilbane joins staff

Aug 9th 2016, 7:35 PM 7,465 Views 9 Comments

The former Ireland defender has built a strong reputation as a pundit.

'This might be my one and only chance' - Harrington ready to answer Ireland's call in Rio
# Proud Paddy
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# Proud Paddy

'This might be my one and only chance' - Harrington ready to answer Ireland's call in Rio

Jun 29th 2016, 9:14 AM 20,916 Views 28 Comments

As it stands, Harrington and Seamus Power will be Ireland’s representatives at the Olympics.

Off The Ball's Joe Molloy will host a TV3 show that covers the 'lighter side' of Euro 2016
# Euro 2016
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# Euro 2016

Off The Ball's Joe Molloy will host a TV3 show that covers the 'lighter side' of Euro 2016

Jun 3rd 2016, 3:00 PM 7,834 Views 7 Comments

Kirsteen O’Sullivan will co-present.

Minister for Sport on MMA tragedy: 'I saw this coming'
# Claim
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# Claim

Minister for Sport on MMA tragedy: 'I saw this coming'

Apr 13th 2016, 8:00 AM 28,727 Views 101 Comments

Michael Ring says he has had “grave concerns” about the sport for a long time.

The story of BOD beating up Austin Healey on a Lions trip the highlight of OTB's roadshow
# The Lions Den
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# The Lions Den

The story of BOD beating up Austin Healey on a Lions trip the highlight of OTB's roadshow

Feb 4th 2016, 1:49 PM 17,165 Views 17 Comments

What happens on tour, stays on tour…until now.

Cork camogie captain on sledging in GAA and being taunted about her depression battle
# Sledging
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# Sledging

Cork camogie captain on sledging in GAA and being taunted about her depression battle

Dec 17th 2015, 12:12 AM 28,147 Views 15 Comments

The Milford star says she was taunted about her depression.

'We had to take the baton on and carry it forward after Ireland's Rugby World Cup disappointment'
# Feel Good Factor
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# Feel Good Factor

'We had to take the baton on and carry it forward after Ireland's Rugby World Cup disappointment'

Nov 18th 2015, 9:34 PM 17,866 Views 54 Comments

Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has been speaking on Off The Ball this evening.

The names are in - here are the Bord Gáis Energy Team of the Year nominees
# Clash Of The Ash
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# Clash Of The Ash

The names are in - here are the Bord Gáis Energy Team of the Year nominees

Sep 23rd 2015, 5:35 PM 12,103 Views 15 Comments

All-Ireland U-21 hurling champs Limerick unsurprisingly have the most nominations.

'It's a pretty serious cut': Andy Lee speaks about postponed Saunders fight
# Deep Cut
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# Deep Cut

'It's a pretty serious cut': Andy Lee speaks about postponed Saunders fight

Sep 1st 2015, 9:16 PM 19,177 Views 9 Comments

Saunders required 10 stitches above his right eye.

Philly McMahon was a lucky man after headbutting Aidan O'Shea
# Off The Ball
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# Off The Ball

Philly McMahon was a lucky man after headbutting Aidan O'Shea

Aug 30th 2015, 5:04 PM 26,420 Views 66 Comments

The Dublin back wasn’t punished after the incident early in the second half.

'This was not my decision' - Andy Lee breaks silence after title fight moved from Limerick to Manchester
# Hometown Hero
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# Hometown Hero

'This was not my decision' - Andy Lee breaks silence after title fight moved from Limerick to Manchester

Aug 15th 2015, 10:20 AM 26,122 Views 32 Comments

‘Nothing will stop me from winning this fight.”‘

'Keep the money in your pocket' - James Horan on those Roscommon and Cork vacancies From The42

'Keep the money in your pocket' - James Horan on those Roscommon and Cork vacancies

Aug 14th 2015, 3:36 PM 8,008 Views 3 Comments

The former Mayo boss was speaking on last night’s Off The Ball.

'This is a massive win for me' - Shane Lowry on his stunning WGC triumph
# Reaction
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# Reaction

'This is a massive win for me' - Shane Lowry on his stunning WGC triumph

Aug 10th 2015, 8:49 PM 7,504 Views 1 Comment

The Irish golfer discussed his win at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational this evening.

'Totally discredited and a complete sham' - Kimmage says athletics 'stinks'
# Doping
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# Doping

'Totally discredited and a complete sham' - Kimmage says athletics 'stinks'

Aug 2nd 2015, 8:32 PM 15,519 Views 17 Comments

There was an excellent discussion on the topic during today’s Off The Ball Sunday Papers review.

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