Advertisement
This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
Dublin: 20 °C Thursday 28 May, 2020

#Off The Ball

From The42 Off The Ball to go to seven-day-a-week schedule Radio

Off The Ball to go to seven-day-a-week schedule

The weekend sports shows are to be ditched, the station has confirmed.

From The42 New 'Second Captains' TV show to debut next month Green Light

New 'Second Captains' TV show to debut next month

“Think Gamesmaster meets Crystal Maze meets Live at 3 meets Golden Girls with the set being a tasteful recreation of the Aztec zone.”

From The42 Swiss federation withdraws nomination for McQuaid Development

Swiss federation withdraws nomination for McQuaid

Jamie Fuller told Newstalk’s Off the Ball that the organisation had “seen the light”.

From The42 Off The Ball's Joe Molloy: from 1 online listener to preaching to the sporting masses Interview

Off The Ball's Joe Molloy: from 1 online listener to preaching to the sporting masses

The Newstalk presenter gave up the idea of teaching history to pursue his broadcasting ambitions.

From The42 Interview: Bland GAA interviews could be here to stay laments Off The Ball’s Joe Molloy Straight Talking

Interview: Bland GAA interviews could be here to stay laments Off The Ball’s Joe Molloy

The Newstalk presenter feels many counties took note of Joe Canning/Henry Shefflin media sensation last year.

From The42 Second Captains to film pilot TV show for RTÉ... and you can go watch Never Go Home

Second Captains to film pilot TV show for RTÉ... and you can go watch

The proposed TV episode will be filmed next Thursday, August 8.

From The42 'New' Off the Ball dips slightly in JNLR figures Radio

'New' Off the Ball dips slightly in JNLR figures

The popular sports show has 41,000 listeners, according to the figures released this evening.

From The42 Second Captains to broadcast 4 podcasts per week OTB5

Second Captains to broadcast 4 podcasts per week

They never go home those boys.

From The42 Did you miss Ciarán Lyng's cracking goal for Wexford last weekend? Check it out... Cúl This post contains videos

Did you miss Ciarán Lyng's cracking goal for Wexford last weekend? Check it out...

An early shout for goal of the year against Louth.

From The42 What do you think of the new Second Captains podcast then? OTB5

What do you think of the new Second Captains podcast then?

They never go home those lads.

From The42 'Off the Ball 5' announce new partnership with the Irish Times Off The Ball

'Off the Ball 5' announce new partnership with the Irish Times

The new “Second Captains” show will be podcast weekly on IrishTimes.com.

From The42 11 ways the world has changed since the Off The Ball 5 were last on the air OTB5

11 ways the world has changed since the Off The Ball 5 were last on the air

It’s two months since the last Challenge Murph, you guys.

From The42 Off The Ball 5 to make an announcement about new programme on Tuesday OTB5

Off The Ball 5 to make an announcement about new programme on Tuesday

Where will Ken Early, Simon Hick, Mark Horgan, Eoin McDevitt and Ciaran Murphy turn up next?

From The42 Betsy Andreu email inspires Cycling Ireland official to quit Revelation

Betsy Andreu email inspires Cycling Ireland official to quit

Former board member Anthony Moran denies that he is “anti-Pat McQuaid” in the wake of his resignation.

From The42 1 month on, patience a virtue for much-missed Off The Ball 5 Off The Ball

1 month on, patience a virtue for much-missed Off The Ball 5

Four weeks ago today, Newstalk confirmed the stunning news. What happens next?

From The42 Off The Ball cult hero, Richie Sadlier's dog Frankie, died last night Otb

Off The Ball cult hero, Richie Sadlier's dog Frankie, died last night

The RTÉ soccer pundit spoke about his beloved Victorian bulldog on Newstalk in recent months.

From The42 Game on, Ger: Damien O’Meara on his new show, playing extra-time and Off The Ball drama Game On

Game on, Ger: Damien O’Meara on his new show, playing extra-time and Off The Ball drama

The presenter of 2FM’s new nightly sports show is enjoying his new gig.

From The42 I don't feel under pressure to make retirement decision - O'Driscoll Interview

I don't feel under pressure to make retirement decision - O'Driscoll

The Ireland centre also spoke about the impact of his new role as a father.

From The42 Great news! The OTB lads confirm they'll be back on air soon Second Captains

Great news! The OTB lads confirm they'll be back on air soon

Their ‘garden leave’ is set to come to an end in the near future.

From The42 Ferdinand may face charges over off-the-ball clash with Torres In Hot Water This post contains videos

Ferdinand may face charges over off-the-ball clash with Torres

The Manchester United defender appeared to push Fernando Torres over during yesterday’s FA Cup quarter-final.

From The42 France fightback ends promising night on a dampener for Jamie Heaslip 6 Nations

France fightback ends promising night on a dampener for Jamie Heaslip

Ireland lock Donnacha Ryan admitted he was ‘bemused’ by a late decision to penalise the Irish scrum.

From The42 Opinion: A lack of pretence made Off the Ball stand out from the crowd Opinion

Opinion: A lack of pretence made Off the Ball stand out from the crowd

While the show still remains on Newstalk’s schedule, its essence has been cruelly removed.

From TheJournal.ie Top readers' comments of the week You Told Us

Top readers' comments of the week

Here’s our round-up of the best, the most popular and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?

From The42 'Father Damo' missing the OTB lads already, releases heartfelt statement Second Captains

'Father Damo' missing the OTB lads already, releases heartfelt statement

Comedian Joe Rooney is coming to terms with the fact that he’ll have to listen something other than Ken Early’s Football Show before he goes to sleep at night.

From The42 Off the Ball team release statement following Newstalk resignations Off The Ball

Off the Ball team release statement following Newstalk resignations

“The five of us are determined to be back on air together as soon as possible.”

From The42 There's even a 'Free The OTB 5' Facebook page now Off The Ball

There's even a 'Free The OTB 5' Facebook page now

The people are not going to let this go without a fight.

From The42 Oh captains, our captains: 22 reasons why we’ll miss the Off the Ball team Off The Ball This post contains videos

Oh captains, our captains: 22 reasons why we’ll miss the Off the Ball team

The five men who made Off The Ball famous resigned yesterday. Here are some of our favourite moments from the show.

From The42 LISTEN: Ger Gilroy opens Newstalk's Off The Ball following sports staff resignations Off The Ball

LISTEN: Ger Gilroy opens Newstalk's Off The Ball following sports staff resignations

“They made great radio and they helped make radio great.”

From The42 The next episode: Paddy Power open market on Team Off the Ball's next move Off The Ball

The next episode: Paddy Power open market on Team Off the Ball's next move

Are they off to RTÉ? Or is a TV gig coming down the line for the famous five of Irish sports radio?

From The42 'They never go home, those boys': McDevitt and co already erased from Newstalk site Second Captains
From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Monday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

From The42 Off The Ball team leaves Newstalk Off The Ball

Off The Ball team leaves Newstalk Exclusive

Sports editor Ger Gilroy will anchor the programme from now on.

From The42 Colm Parkinson on Jerry Kiernan: 'He's an angry man... anyone from Kerry that hates football you have to wonder' Wooly

Colm Parkinson on Jerry Kiernan: 'He's an angry man... anyone from Kerry that hates football you have to wonder'

‘He’s a know-all. He doesn’t come across as a pundit.’

From The42 Here's how Twitter reacted to Jerry Kiernan's interview last night Grants Debate This post contains images

Here's how Twitter reacted to Jerry Kiernan's interview last night

The former Irish athlete has provoked a strong reaction from his views on the payment of grants to inter-county players.

From The42 'They tell themselves they're training hard' - Kiernan critical of GAA Players Scheme Opposed

'They tell themselves they're training hard' - Kiernan critical of GAA Players Scheme

The former Irish athlete had some strong words about payment to inter-county players in an interview last night.

From The42 Joey Cunningham: 'There is a line you don't cross' Racism

Joey Cunningham: 'There is a line you don't cross'

The father of a Crossmaglen Rangers player who was allegedly racially abused believes the GAA have not properly grasped the issue in the sport.

From The42 Game On? RTÉ to take on Off The Ball with new one-hour evening sports show Radio

Game On? RTÉ to take on Off The Ball with new one-hour evening sports show

It’s a goodbye for Sport At 7, as Game On is introduced to 2fm listeners from next week.

From The42 O'Connell: Back injury is like 'a piece of toothpaste coming out of an onion' Lions Tour 2013

O'Connell: Back injury is like 'a piece of toothpaste coming out of an onion'

The Ireland lock believes missing out on the Six Nations will make it ‘very difficult’ to be picked for this year’s Lions tour.

From The42 VIDEO: Fellaini escapes punishment after blatant headbutt Off The Ball This post contains videos

VIDEO: Fellaini escapes punishment after blatant headbutt

The Toffees midfielder hit Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross with a loaf at the Britannia today.

From The42 'I don’t want James McClean getting all the attention' - Stephen Hunt Revealing

'I don’t want James McClean getting all the attention' - Stephen Hunt

The midfielder believes Giovanni Trapattoni wants the best for Ireland but will not be expecting a warm ‘hello’ any time soon.