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Episode 44

Too ease the pain of checking tomorrows weather every 5 minutes we've gone and released the show early this week. Its an Ireland Australia special. Young Bails is out and about and reporting from Stormont on conditions and team news. Kevin O'Brien has kindly taken our call to discuss his injury and general mood in camp. We catch up with Araon Hamilton on last weeks women's series. Lawrie Colliver on the Ashes, News and Performance of the Week.


Episode 43

A little later then usual this week, we have a packed show as always. We have ex-England wicket keeper Paul Nixon on the Ashes and Lucy O'Reilly on the Ladies international series against Australia. On a sadder note, we pay tribute to the larger than life sports journalist and cricket fanatic, Johnny Lyons, who passed away this week, with 98fm's Barry Dunne. All the usual suspects in Around the Grounds, Performance of Week and much, much more!


Episode 42

After nearly two seasons of the Slog Sweep contributor and friend of the show, Ger Siggins pops into the studio to catch up with Robbo and Bails. The lads chat all things cricket and give us a little insight into being a cricket journalist. Hot after the Womens Super 3's win at the weekend, we have Scorchers all rounder and Irish squad member Robyn Lewis. Celebrating 40 years of Ladies Cricket in Phoenix, we catch up with Barbara Schmidt to talk about the history of ladies cricket and the...


Episode 41

In this weeks Slog Sweep our big interview is with Robbie Dennison, former Irish cricketer and former Wolves footballer. We also speak with Eoghan Delaney Clontarf cricket captain, Clare Shillington re last weekends great results. Brian Allen reports on the Irish U15s and of course we go around the grounds. Its an action packed show.


Episode 40

"We should organise a 5 day game and call it a test match, that would be awesome", words from Peter Borren captain of the Netherlands and our special guest on this week's Slog Sweep. Robbo caught up with Peter to talk about their victory in t20 qualifiers, the state of cricket in the Netherlands and the importance of associate cricket teams competing in all competitions. We are delighted to have former Australian demon fast bowler Rodney Hogg on the line from Edgbaston to give us an Ashes...


Episode 39

After a couple of weeks apart at the crease, Robbo and Bail's lawyers sat down and came to an arrangement to see both returning to the show this week. Great timing as we have a full line up, with our own journalistic version of the Ashes. In studio this week, we have Tim Wigmore (ENG) and Lawrie Colliver (AUS). Both are in town for the t20 qualifiers, the lads review the tournament so far and give us their thoughts on the Ashes. With the passing of two greats in Irish Cricket this week, we...


Episode 38

With Bails in lock up, after trying to the jump the fence into Lords, Robbo's back to do the show solo. Action packed as always, we've got former England Batsman and Umpire Rob Bailey to look back on his career and his currant position which see's him in the best seats in the house. We catch up with Rachel Delaney on breaking into the Irish women's side. Barry Chamber and David Holmes on last weeks action in Around the Grounds. Also coming off the bench Cricketing Mythbuster, Performance...


Episode 37

On this week's show, we chat to Queensland's Ben Dunk, Irish U19s Captain Jack Tector along with coaches, Craig Hogan and Ryan Eagleson. Also on the show this week, we chat to Ciara Metcalfe, who has come out of retirement to return for the Irish Women's team. All the usuals are here as well as we check in with David Holmes and Barry Chambers on 'Around The Grounds'.


Episode 36

On this week's show, we chat to Ireland's Alex Cusack about the upcoming World Cup qualifiers. New Irish Men's Manager, Chris Siddell is also on the show to discuss his new job and his role as Women's selector and Scorchers coach. All the usuals are here as well as we check in with David Holmes and Barry Chambers on 'Around The Grounds' plus Robbo returns with another Cricket Mythbuster and an Almost Cricket Legend.


Episode 35

On this week's show, we chat to Ireland's David Rankin about his debut for Ireland, and to Naomi Matthews who talks to us about her first trip away with the Irish Women's squad, for the county championship win v Devon last weekend. Ger Siggins is also on the show to give an update on how the Irish men's squad are looking, ahead of the World T20 qualifiers.


Episode 34

On this week's show, we chat to Paul Reynolds about the very sad passing of Leinster Cricket Club and Ireland Legend, Gerry Duffy. Paul also puts his Cricket Leinster and Umpire's cap on. Robbo and Bails also chat to Laura Delany (Ireland, Leinster CC and The Dragons) who gives us an update on all things women's cricket.


Episode 33

On this week’s show, Robbo and Bails chat to Kim Garth (Ireland, Pembroke and The Scorchers) who gives us an update on all things women’s cricket. We also caught up with one half of the incredible Irish duo Andrew Balbeirnie and his insight and thoughts are fascinating. All the usuals are here as well as we check in with David Holmes and Barry Chambers on ‘Around The Grounds’ plus Robbo returns with another Cricket Mythbuster and also the great performances of the week. And we have all the...


Episode 32

On this week's show, Robbo is in the studio while Bails jetted off to Malahide to interview some of the stars after Ireland beat the UAE, by an innings and 26 runs, in the opening game of the Intercontinental Cup. All the usuals are back as well as we check in with David Holmes and Barry Chambers on 'Around The Grounds' plus Robbo returns with another Cricket Mythbuster and an Almost Cricket Legend.


Episode 31

On this week's show, Robbo and Bails talk to Irish Internationals, Niall O' Brien and Mary Waldron. We also go around the grounds and much much more...


Episode 30

In an exclusive interview with the Irish Women’s new head coach, Ryan Bailey and Mark Robinson sits down with Aaron Hamilton to discuss his aims for the next two years and where he thinks the women’s game is heading. Ireland and Leinster Lightning star, John Anderson is in the studio to chat about being named in Ireland’s 14 man squad for the ICC InterContinental Cup clash against the UAE at Malahide next month. Northern Knights star player, Rassi van der Dussen is also on the show, to...


Episode 29

New Irish head coach John Bracewell and Scorcher's Meg Kendall


IPL Special

Irish cricket hero, Kevin O' Brien chats about the IPL, The world Cup and much more. Also, Simi Singh takes an in depth look at this year's Indian Premier League.


Episode 28

On this week's show, outgoing Ireland coach Phil Simmons talks about the recent World Cup, his last 8 years with Ireland,and his future coaching role with The West Indies. Robbo and Bails also talk with Irish internationals George Dockrell and Andrew Balbirnie about their experiences at the World Cup.


Episode 27

On this week's show, Robbo and Bails speak with Irish International, Ed Joyce. The Irish batsman talks about the recent World Cup, the team's frustration at the ICC, Phil Simmons and his future.


Episode 26

On this week's show, we catch up with former England Test player, Brian Rose. Brian speaks about the state of English cricket, George Dockrell, and his love for Irish Cricket. Robbo and Bails discuss 'that' article and get John Mooney's reaction to 'that' catch. The lads also have a chat to David Drane, of Greystones Cricket Club, about their new International-standard pitch.