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The Sportscast Episode 145 - There is no LOI in Team (Town or Tribe) (Interview: Rob Manley)

On a short and snappy Sportscast this week, Declan Marron speaks to Rob Manley about Cabinteely’s unbeaten run and being the leagues current top scorer in his breakthrough season (16.48). Macdara Ferris also dials in to talk the good and the bad of the u17’s Euros (1.47), Dundalk back on top of the league (11.10), the ongoing saga of Limerick player Sean Russell’s unpaid expenses and surgery costs (26.33) and the latest RTÉ advert to neglect our precious league (31.14).


The Sportscast Episode 144 - Bucko goes Native (Interview: Daire O'Connor)

Reeling from a negative review for a recent podcast, Declan Marron & Macdara Ferris endeavor to talk about John Caufield’s departure from Cork City (2:00), four of the bottom five teams winning (7.53), Liam Buckley going full native (39:25) and former FAI treasurer Eddie Murray’s hot take on the poisonous sports media (40.20). Plus Cork City’s Daire O’Connor dials in to talk about the change in atmosphere at Cork without John Caufield and how he’s fared playing at clubs with different...


The Sportscast Episode 143 - 6:20 to Belfield (Louise Quinn & Ian Morris)

On this week's episode Declan Marron chats to Shelbourne boss Ian Morris about his move into management and the season so far. Dave Donnelly talks to Republic of Ireland and Arsenal defender Louise Quinn on the Gunners winning their first league title in seven years and the upcoming Ireland campaign. We have post-match reaction from Sligo Rovers' Liam Buckley and UCD's Collie O'Neill. We also have the usual discussion about the biggest topics in the League of Ireland this week.


The Sportscast Episode 142 - Dublin Derby Dissection

On this week’s show we largely analyse a terrific Dublin Derby and the tactical decisions that decided the game (8.35). We also speak to the winning goal scorer Dinny Corcoran (19.37) for his reaction, thoughts on his younger team mates impressive performances and on his own future at the club.... and very briefly on a Countdown Conundrum. Sligo Rovers & Bermuda captain Dante Leverock (47.51) talks to us about Liam Buckley’s side finding their feet and leading Bermuda to their first ever...


The Sportscast Episode 141 - John the Gardener

Declan Marron is joined by Dave Donnelly as bodies roll at the FAI. We cover the resignation and investigations (2.20). We talk about whether Shamrock Rovers have now officially won the league (11.12) and John Caufield’s future at Cork City (37.49). We speak to Sinn Féin TD Jonathan O'Brien on the FAI’s frustrating Oireachtas questioning and an incident in which Jonathan was ejected from Turner's Cross after a fan protest which unveiled a "Delaney Out" banner (19.55). Derry manager Declan...


The Sportscast Episode 140 - No Disqualification in Ballybofey

On this week’s podcast, Macdara Ferris declares Shamrock Rovers, now 8 points clear, “officially in the title race”… (2.11). We preview this week’s Oireachtas TV blockbuster, and ask will John Delaney be part of the cast? (9.53). There’s also the sad scenes at Ballybofey (31.57), the EA Sports Cup draw (34.19) and a fairly negative reaction in Irish media to the success of (Limerick born) WWE star Becky Lynch (36.16). And another Limerick star Shane Tracy dials in (15.33) to talk Limerick’s...


The Sportscast Episode 139 - Dylan McGlade & James Finnerty

EA Sports Cup is the focus on this week’s show for Declan Marron and Macdara Ferris. Bray Wanderers upset Shamrock Rovers (1.20) while showering the reporters with refreshments and snacks (33.06). Mr. Delaney goes to the Oireachtas and Pat O’Sullivan’s releases an.... interesting statement (44.55). Dylan McGlade joins us (16.05) to talk about a hard fought victory and the renewed professionalism at Bray. And we speak to James Finnerty (34.35) about Bohemians excellent defensive record and...


The Sportscast Episode 138 - Seven Statements from the Cross

On this week’s packed show Dec & Dave talk about John Delaney’s new job (3.23), Big Mick’s C'est la vie attitude & Stephen Kenny’s U21 reign (11.34), upsets in the First Division (52.27) and we bid farewell to the unique Jonathan Walters (1.05.36). There’s also Mirror Football Correspondent Paul O’Hehir on the most bizarre away game in Irish football and whether this Delaney saga will role on (24.33). And an Underage Results Roundup with Tom O’Connor (1.01.23)


The Sportscast Episode 137 - Loan us your ears

Declan Marron reunites the Sportcast team to look at whatever it is John Delaney has done. Macdara Ferris is in studio to tell us about the mood at Ireland’s training (0.40). Dave Donnelly is also on hand for a delayed WNL preview (33.00). And we have great interviews with Chloe Mustaki on her move to Shels and her life since beating Hodgkins Lymphoma (17.06) and Mikey Drennan on St Pats dip in form and his alternate life as a county hurler (39.31).


The Sportscast Episode 136 - Rebel Rebel, the League according to John (O'Sullivan)

With a dearth of any football analysis this week, Declan Marron, Dave Donnelly and guest John O’Sullivan have you covered. They talk the embargo placed on clubs showing highlights on social media, Aaron Greene's red card, Cork City’s wobbly start to the season and the Limerick investors' deal or no deal.


The Sportscast Episode 135 - There will be a First Division this year

On this week’s Sportscast Declan Marron and Macdara Ferris speak to Alan Cawley about the first round of league fixtures and the restructuring of RTÉ’s coverage. And with the First Division getting underway we hear from Luke Byrne, Ian Morris and Dean Zambra at the league launch and discuss Limerick's new investment.


The Sportscast Episode 134 - League Launch Special

It’s a League Launch Special this week with our reporters busy bringing you interviews from the launch with Brian Gartland, Stephen McPhail, Keith Buckley and Barry McNamee. Meanwhile in studio there’s a new cross border competition to discuss, or is there? And good and bad news on this seasons TV coverage/highlight reels.


The Sportscast Episode 133 - Pre-Season Training 2 - The Metaphor Weakens

Host Declan Marron and Senior reporters Macdara Ferris & Dave Donnelly are back for some more pre season training and some are growing sick of that metaphor. This week they hear from Niall Quinn off the back of his talk at the ‘Make Politics Work For Football’ public meeting and discuss the event. There’s also talk on the unusual Aaron Bolger move, Cork City’s Lisa Fallon and Bohs disgracing the illustrious IRN - BRU Cup.


The Sportscast Episode 132 - Pre-season Training

Host Declan Marron, senior reporter Macdara Ferris and Dave Donnelly meet up in the studio for the first workout ahead of the new season. They discuss some of the recent goings on in Irish football including Niall Quinn's proposals to overhaul academy football in Ireland, new Ireland under-21 boss Stephen Kenny's wide-ranging interview with Paul Kimmage. The new Netflix documentary Sunderland 'Til I Die comes under the microscope.


The Sportscast Episode 131 - Euro 2020 Special

We’re back with an Off Season Special featuring some big names at the Euro 2020 draw. Our reporters got reactions from Mick McCarthy, Michael O’Neill, Ronald Koeman, Jon Dahl Tomasson and Gareth Southgate. The lads also delve into Stephen Kenny’s potential surprise successor and the latest LOI transfer news. (Photo by Stephen McCarthy - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)


The Sportscast - FAI Cup Interviews - Dane Massey - Brian Gartland

More reporter Tom O'Connor caught up with Dundalk's Dane Massey and Brian Gartland after they captured the domestic double with a 2-1 win over Cork City in the 2018 FAI Cup final in the Aviva Stadium


The Sportscast Episode 130 - Promotion/Reggaelation Play-off Special (Ollie Horgan)

On this week’s show, host Declan Marron interurpts Finn Harps preparation and speaks to Ollie Horgan about a tough season in the First Division and the importance of the play off final. And senior reporter Macdara Ferris dials in to talk about the breaking news of St Pats new manager, whether Ireland can embrace a European/South American style and THAT new kit.... no puns allowed.


Episode 129 - IRN-BRU Cocktails at Dalymount (Patrick McEleney & Macdara Ferris)

A lot of catching up to do on this week’s show as we’ve got new champions, confirmed FAI cup finalists and more IRN-BRU cup games to come. Our guest this week is Dundalk midfielder Patrick McEleney who joins host Declan Marron to talk about his successful second spell at the club and being haunted by FAI Cup Final losses. Macdara Ferris once again answers the call for positivity on the UEFA Nations League and previews the upcoming First Division play-off.


Episode 128 - French LOI Websites & Chateauneuf-du-Pape (Aine O’Gorman & Aaron Gallagher)

On this week's Sportscast, Declan Marron & Dave Donnelly are joined by’s Aaron Gallagher to talk about the build up to the Liam Buckley/St.Pats split and his potential successors. Republic of Ireland centurion Áine O'Gorman dials in to talk about her recent retirement from international football and her many highlights from her Ireland career as well as Peamount United’s WNL Cup win. The lads also talk about French LOI websites, Cork's needless bludgeoning and FAI...


The Sportscast Episode 127 - Keith Fahey - Aaron McEneff

On this week's Sportscast, EA Sports Cup winner Aaron McEneff of Derry City joins us to speak about a special final victory over Cobh Ramblers, and former Ireland international Keith Fahey speaks about the difficulties of adapting to life after football and how coaching is allowing him to give back to the game that gave him so much.