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The Sportscast Episode 161 - Historic Play-Offs and Injury Regulations (With Conor Keeley & Sean Russell)

Declan Marron and Dave Donnelly do their best to ignore boring league restructuring chat and talk instead about the first silverware of the season, Shels promotion and Bohs achieving with a thin enough squad (7.20). Sean Russell has been let down by both Limerick FC and the FAI and he tells the lads about his career threatening injury, the grey area in the rules for amateur players and his attempt to raise money for a second surgery (21.09). Cabinteely’s Conor Keeley also dials in to talk...


The Sportscast Episode 160 - The Battle for Promotion

Ahead of the First Division spectacle on Friday night, Declan Marron speaks to Shelbourne’s Oscar Brennan (2.09) and Drogheda’s Jamie Hollywood (14.16). The lads cover the pressure on each side, what kind of game to expect and that time Keith Ward lodged a truck in the lane at Dalymount Park.


The Sportscast Episode 159 - No Bohs-ban, No Cry - the return of Conor Kearns

This week Declan Marron, Macdara Ferris and Andrew Dempsey talk Shamrock Rovers finally getting a win in Dublin Derby IV(2.14), Cork’s difficult run to stay in the division (10.10), the First Division decider next week (14.05) and Ian Morris on how teams play against Shels (16.04). UCD Goalkeeper Conor Kearns joins us in studio to talk about returning from suspension, the incident that lead to his ban, UCD’s season and how the player turnover effects the squad, his Toulon Tournament...


The Sportscast Episode 158 - We Peaked Too Early

This week on the Sportscast, Declan Marron is joined by Dave Donnelly and Andrew Dempsey to sort through all the latest FAI Cup action. From the managerial movements to Limerick starting too well and what to expect from non league side Crumlin Utd. How a piece by Jon Nicholson of Football 365, The Football Revolution will not be Televised, It’ll be Podcasted, relates to the LOI Podcast boom. (48.34) There’s also Dublin Derby IV preview(32.38), a managerless Women’s National...


The Sportscast Episode 157 - Pat Devlin pays tribute to Michael 'Locker' Davis

With the absence of a podcast this week, we bring you a chat between Pat Devlin and reporter Josh Dolan about the sad passing of legendary kit man Michael ‘Locker’ Davis. On Sunday 25th August, Cabinteely will host a testimonial for Locker in Stradbrook. If you can’t make it on the day and would like to support the legend that is Locker and his family you can donate via


The Sportscast Episode 156 - Stephen Bradley, Ian Morris, Keith Long, Graham Burke & Mark McIntosh

Declan Marron is rejoined in studio at last by Dave Donnelly and Macdara Ferris as the lads have FAI Cup results and the second round draw to sift through (1.48. Along with post match audio from Ian Morris (5.05), Keith Long (10.04) and Sligo's hat trick hero David Cawley (15.02). Shamrock Rovers manager Stephen Bradley speaks to Macdara about the European run and difficult fixture list (24.12). As does returning attacker Graham Burke on his delight at returning to the club...


The Sportscast Episode 155 - Ronan Hale, Europa League reaction and FAI Cup previews

Declan Marron is joined by reporter Niall Newberry live from Slovakia for post match reaction to Dundalk’s late defeat to Slovan Bratislava. Team selections, lack of goals and press room buffets are discussed (1.13). Macdara Ferris also dials in to talk about FAI Cup games (38.17), Shamrock Rovers European exit (27.02) and whether he has managed a deadline day move to And St.Pats super sub Ronan Hale comes on to talk about the instant impact at his new club...


The Sportscast Episode 154 - Dean Byrne

This week Declan Marron speaks with Andrew Dempsey and Dave Donnelly on the different ethos in team building between Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers, the Irish sides looking like they belong in Europe and their respective 2nd leg ties this week (2.55). There’s also Trevor Clarke’s move to Rotherham (10.00),harsh suspensions for the Belfield fracas (46.32) and Robbie Keane’s Pesci-esc interview with the Daily Mail (54.00). And Longford’s top scorer Dean Byrne joins us to talk about whether...


The Sportscast Episode 153 - The donnybrook near Donnybrook (Interviews: Eric Molloy & Amanda McQuillan)

Declan Marron, Dave Donnelly and Macdara Ferris talk about the post match altercations at UCD v Bohemians, the U19’s Euros and University Games and the upcoming European Second legs. Eric Molloy, the man who scored the first goal against Frank Lampard’s Chelsea and then played them again later that week, is with us to discuss being a free agent and his successful spell in New Zealand. And Shels & Ireland U19’s goalkeeper Amanda McQuillan dials in to talk about reaching the semi finals of...


The Sportscast Episode 152 - Around The Grounds European Special

Host Declan Marron goes around the grounds to our reporters for live reaction and reports to this week’s European games. Tom O’Connor speaks to Robbie Benson (2.08) and then dials in to talk Dundalk’s fierce defense and disjointed attack (4.25). Macdara Ferris is in Bergen to witness a huge European result for Shamrock Rovers (18.17). Dave Donnelly joins us from Richmond Park after another disapointing evening in front of goal for St.Pats (31.32). And Dylan O’Connell is at...


The Sportscast Episode 151 - For whom the Bell strolls (Interviews: Emma Byrne, Sam Bone)

Declan Marron is joined by Dave Donnelly and podcast debutante Andrew Dempsey to delve into two rounds of Premier & First Division Fixtures and decide whether Shamrock Rovers title challenge is finished. (1.30) Rep of Ireland record cap holder Emma Byrne joins the lads to discuss the impact of Colin Bell’s departure on the National team and also VAR in the Women’s World Cup (29.56). Waterford’s new signing Sam Bone also dials in to talk about relishing the challenge at his new club and his...


The Sportscast Episode 150 - That’s How You Open Champagne Bill (Guest: Stephen Henderson)

Less Governance chat and more nostalgia on this week’s podcast with Declan Marron and Macdara Ferris. The lads examine the potential and the reporting on the All Island League (3.05), the summer tournaments keeping us entertained during the LOI break (14.21) and reporter Diarmuid Kearney serves up a nice dollop of USA 94 nostalgia by speaking with Ray Houghton and Ronnie Whelan at the National Football Exhibition (21.22). Theres discussion on the European draws (53.32),...


The Sportscast Episode 149 - Stuart Featuring Coolio

After some terrible international football Dave Donnelly meeting Coolio is the main point of focus for Macdara Ferris and host Declan Marron this week. They drill down into the games, hear some post match reaction from players and jeer Åge Hareide. (3.00) Theres also Women’s World Cup coverage, a look at the recent comments about Ada Hegerberg and some similarities to the struggles faced by the Brazil team (20.04). And a preview of the upcoming Ireland v Brazil U22's game in the Toulon...


The Sportscast Episode 148 - Gareth Farrelly & James Hendicott

No need for devils advocate this week as the lads look at the unveiling of a fairly unimpressive FAI reform document and talk alternatives (2.41). If football governance isn’t your bag, well there’s plenty of tournaments to pick through including Stephen Kenny’s u21’s bright start in the Toulon Tournament (10.58) and and extremely competitive Women’s World Cup (13.13). And fresh from’s first live match commentary Oisin Langan brings us post match audio with Liam Buckley & John...


The Sportscast Episode 148 - Gareth Farrelly & James Hendicott

No need for devils advocate this week as the lads look at the unveiling of a fairly unimpressive FAI reform document and talk alternatives (2.41). If football governance isn’t your bag, well there’s plenty of tournaments to pick through including Stephen Kenny’s u21’s bright start in the Toulon Tournament (10.58) and and extremely competitive Women’s World Cup (13.13). And fresh from’s first live match commentary Oisin Langan brings us post match audio with Liam Buckley & John...


The Sportscast - Champions League Preview - Macdara Ferris reporting from Madrid

During our first ever live commentary broadcast our half-time interview featured Declan Marron chatting to Macdara Ferris from the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium ahead of the Champions League Final between Tottenham Hotspurs and Liverpool


The Sportscast Episode 147 - Amber Barrett & John Cotter

This week Declan Marron and Dave Donnelly debate the pros and cons of Niall Quinn and co’s plans ... or lack there of. (1.43) Peamount United goal machine Amber Barrett joins us to discuss her incredible goal scoring form, her future in football and disappointment at some rather shocking refereeing decisions.(21.10) Cork City Interim boss John Cotter dials in to discuss the clubs EA Sports Cup exit, his teams steady progress, and upcoming domestic and European fixtures. (44.47).


The Sportscast Episode 146 - Hard Knock(lyon) Life - The People versus Children

On this week’s Sportscast, the housing scheme which threatens to fold Knocklyon United FC is very much the focus. We speak to chairman Donal Skelly on the the battle the club faces to keep their pitches and what can be done to save the club. (20.45) Former Knocklyon player and current Dundalk captain Brian Gartland dials in to give his support to the club and talk about Dundalk’s return to the top of the table. (40.21) There’s also a classic Mick McCarthy jibe at Ipswich, Rep Of Ireland...


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...