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#Off The Ball

# off-the-ball - Saturday 4 April, 2020

Brian Kerr backs incoming boss Kenny to succeed in 'hardest job in sport in Ireland'
# Succession
From The42
# Succession

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

Apr 4th 2020, 6:35 PM 6,543 Views 14 Comments

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

# off-the-ball - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

'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
From The42
# 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.

# off-the-ball - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

'The whole game is completely dismantled' - Ex-boss on Ireland Women's rugby crisis
# Rapid Decline
From The42
# Rapid Decline

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

Mar 20th 2019, 11:28 PM 11,995 Views 6 Comments

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

# off-the-ball - Monday 18 February, 2019

'No logic to his point' - Gaoth Dobhair star McGee addresses Brady's 'piss up' tweet
# Hitting Back
From The42
# 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.

# off-the-ball - Thursday 3 January, 2019

'Johnny is an antagonistic person' - BOD on Sexton's 'confrontational' captaincy style
# Skippers
From The42
# 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.

# off-the-ball - Thursday 6 December, 2018

'A difene and a couple of co-codamol': O'Driscoll opens up on painkiller use in rugby
# Pain Game
From The42
# 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 46,846 Views 83 Comments

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

# off-the-ball - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

'I've never used decks before' - How Kilbane ended up DJing as support to Groove Armada
# Murder On Kilbane's Floor
From The42
# 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.

# off-the-ball - Monday 12 November, 2018

Chelsea defender labels yellow card he earned after receiving headbutt 'a joke'
# Off The Ball
From The42
# 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.

# off-the-ball - Thursday 30 August, 2018

Soccer-focused Jim McGuinness says he's not interested in Mayo job
# No Go
From The42
# 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.

# off-the-ball - Saturday 16 June, 2018

Wallabies unhappy about broken Genia arm but Schmidt positive on Irish injuries
# Off The Ball
From The42
# 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.

# off-the-ball - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

Irish sports podcasts are talking about consent and it's long overdue
# Second Captains
From The Daily Edge
# 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.

# off-the-ball - Friday 22 December, 2017

'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
From The42
# 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.

# off-the-ball - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Heavy hitter: Andy Lee confirmed as new member of the Off The Ball team
# Statement Of Intent
From The42
# Statement Of Intent

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

Dec 21st 2017, 11:00 PM 7,836 Views 18 Comments

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

# off-the-ball - Thursday 2 November, 2017

'Fabregas was a total arse on the pitch' - Kilbane
# Not A Fan
From The42
# 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.

# off-the-ball - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Donegal's Ryan McHugh responds to heavy criticism of low-scoring county final
# Comment
From The42
# 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.

# off-the-ball - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Fifa investigating Robbie Brady's alleged 'headbutt' on Wales captain Ashley Williams
# Innocuous
From The42
# 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.

# off-the-ball - Monday 15 May, 2017

'Worship is too strong a word': Phil Neville pays tribute to former skipper Roy Keane on Off The Ball
# Hello Philip
From The42
# 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 17,806 Views 25 Comments

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

# off-the-ball - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

'Childish' and 'self-indulgent' - Davy Fitz criticised for Nowlan Park pitch incident
# DAITHI REGAN
From The42
# 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.

# off-the-ball - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

Analysis: Munster and Leinster show exciting intent on kick return attack
# Off The Ball
From The42
# 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.

# off-the-ball - Thursday 2 March, 2017

'I was feeling terrible and losing weight': Down's Marty Clarke on forced retirement and 'difficult few weeks'
# Opening Up
From The42
# 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 9,629 Views 5 Comments

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

# off-the-ball - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

OCI presidency candidate claims 'five or six' sports federations have colluded ahead of vote
# Corrupt
From The42
# 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.

# off-the-ball - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

The face of Sky Sports' darts coverage opens up about battle with Parkinson's disease
# Carpe Diem
From The42
# 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.

# off-the-ball - Friday 9 December, 2016

Newstalk question RTÉ's use of state funding to win exclusive GAA radio rights
# Tune In
From The42
# 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.

# off-the-ball - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Cathal McCarron was grilled in a tense interview on Off the Ball tonight
# Controversy
From The42
# 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.

# off-the-ball - Monday 10 October, 2016

Analysis: Connacht's attack fires with off-the-ball work rate
# Variety
From The42
# 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.

# off-the-ball - Friday 7 October, 2016

Lance Armstrong spoke to Off The Ball tonight, and it was superbly tense radio
# Rookie Of The Year
From The42
# 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 - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

Off The Ball's 5-a-side team just got a lot better as Kevin Kilbane joins staff
# Radiohead
From The42
# 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.

# off-the-ball - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

'This might be my one and only chance' - Harrington ready to answer Ireland's call in Rio
# Proud Paddy
From The42
# 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 - Friday 3 June, 2016

Off The Ball's Joe Molloy will host a TV3 show that covers the 'lighter side' of Euro 2016
# Euro 2016
From The42
# 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 7,831 Views 7 Comments

Kirsteen O’Sullivan will co-present.

# off-the-ball - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

Minister for Sport on MMA tragedy: 'I saw this coming'
# Claim
From The42
# 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.

# off-the-ball - Thursday 4 February, 2016

The story of BOD beating up Austin Healey on a Lions trip the highlight of OTB's roadshow
# The Lions Den
From The42
# 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.

# off-the-ball - Thursday 17 December, 2015

Cork camogie captain on sledging in GAA and being taunted about her depression battle
# Sledging
From The42
# 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.

# off-the-ball - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

'We had to take the baton on and carry it forward after Ireland's Rugby World Cup disappointment'
# Feel Good Factor
From The42
# 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.

# off-the-ball - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

The names are in - here are the Bord Gáis Energy Team of the Year nominees
# Clash Of The Ash
From The42
# 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.

# off-the-ball - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

'It's a pretty serious cut': Andy Lee speaks about postponed Saunders fight
# Deep Cut
From The42
# 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.

# off-the-ball - Sunday 30 August, 2015

Philly McMahon was a lucky man after headbutting Aidan O'Shea
# Off The Ball
From The42
# 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.

# off-the-ball - Saturday 15 August, 2015

'This was not my decision' - Andy Lee breaks silence after title fight moved from Limerick to Manchester
# Hometown Hero
From The42
# 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.”‘

# off-the-ball - Friday 14 August, 2015

'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.

# off-the-ball - Monday 10 August, 2015

'This is a massive win for me' - Shane Lowry on his stunning WGC triumph
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

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

Aug 10th 2015, 8:49 PM 7,503 Views 1 Comment

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

# off-the-ball - Sunday 2 August, 2015

'Totally discredited and a complete sham' - Kimmage says athletics 'stinks'
# Doping
From The42
# 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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