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Episode 52



The Slog Sweep Episode 50

Our hosts Robbo and John Mooney talk to Indian legend Murali Kartik on life as an IPL commentator, what it's like to face off with the like of Chris Gayle and Ricky Ponting, his thoughts on the county game and his time in Ireland. We're joined by North West Warriors captain Andy McBrine, who has just been named as Ireland A captain for their clash with the MCC next week. Janice Walsh brings us all the latest from the women's game and questions why Ireland's top players could be hanging...


The Slog Sweep Episode 48

Legendary Ireland all-rounder Trent Johnston joins Robbo and new host, and former Ireland international, John Mooney to talk about his time with Ireland, coaching Australia's top cricketers and the future of the Irish game as The Slog Sweep in association with Flogas Ireland returns for the 2016 season. Also featuring on this week's show, Leinster Lightning skipper John Anderson on his side's winning start to the Cricket Ireland Inter-Provincial season, while Janice Walsh gives her take on...


The Slog Sweep - Carlos Brathwaite Special

He’s the talk of world cricket at the moment, and as he prepares to line out for IPL franchise The Delhi Daredevils today ICC World T20 hero Carlos Brathwaite’s mind won’t be too far away from a small patch of land down a narrow laneway off the main street in Rathmines, Dublin City. Former Leinster Cricket Club professional Brathwaite set the world on fire with his audacious display of big hitting to blast The West Indies to victory against the odds when he when he hit the first four balls...


Episode 47

As the evenings draw in with the mowers going into hibernation, the grounds men take their well deserved winter break. It is our last show of the season and on this review show we look back at the winners and losers over the past six months where Siggo, Barry and Holmsie give us their thoughts. Performance Director Cricket Ireland Richard Holdsworth tell us about an extremely busy winter programme for the Irish Squads. This is a must listen.


Episode 46

On our penultimate show of the season we catch up with President of Cricket Ireland Dr Murray Power. Kevin O'Brien pops into the studio to tells us about the new Super 6's tournament. We catch up with Leinster Lightning manager Mark Jones. Also on the show we have Around the Grounds and our weekly Mythbusters.


Episode 45

As the Irish Senior Cup approaches this weekend we have the two captains squaring it off, Waringstowns Lee Nelson and Merrions Rory Allwright. Former Irish international and current Ulster Rugby Coach Neil Doak on his cricket career and the similarities between playing rugby and cricket and this highest level. Our regular contributors on Around the Grounds, Performance of the Week and News.


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 up...


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 of...


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.