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In-depth rugby analysis hosted by Murray Kinsella, who is joined by Ireland's top pundits.

In-depth rugby analysis hosted by Murray Kinsella, who is joined by Ireland's top pundits.
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In-depth rugby analysis hosted by Murray Kinsella, who is joined by Ireland's top pundits.




Close Calls #15: Michael Conlan on adding Carl Frampton to the Whatsapp group & bro Jamie's fight

Olympic medalist and current 4-0 professional boxer Michael Conlan joins Gavan Casey and Niall Kelly to preview a big weekend of boxing in Belfast, with his brother Jamie, Paddy Barnes and Carl Frampton all fighting on The Jackal's 'Frampton Reborn' card in the SSE Arena.

Duration: 00:26:55

Close Calls #14: Can Ireland get around the not-so-great Danes?

Join The42's Gavan Casey, Paul Dollery and Ben Blake to preview the Republic of Ireland's decisive second leg playoff game against Denmark in the Aviva tonight. Try to keep the nerves under control!

Duration: 00:23:53

The Rugby Show #39: The residency rule, Ireland's centers and Stockdale rising

Eddie O'Sullivan joins Gavan Casey to cast an eye back at Ireland's 38-3 win over South Africa on Saturday and do their best to answer some of the questions that have come from the game including, who will make up Ireland's center pairing with Bundee Aki now in the frame?

Duration: 00:22:10

Close Calls #13: On the ground in Copenhagen for Ireland v Denmark

We're live from Copenhagen, fresh from the Danish and Irish press conferences with all the latest news on the ground. Check out and give us your prediction to win a pair of tickets to Ireland's decisive home leg game next Tuesday. With thanks to Eirsport.

Duration: 00:19:28

The Rugby Show #38: Aki in, Zebo out and a preview of Ireland v South Africa

Former Munster and Leicester player Johne Murphy joins Gavan Casey to look ahead to Saturday's opening November international against South Africa. They also look at who's in the squad, and who's not, as the IRFU's eligibility criteria creates selection dilemmas,

Duration: 00:25:17

Close Calls #12: Neal Horgan and Stuart Byrne on a tense build up to the FAI Cup final

Gavan Casey is joined by Neal Horgan and Stuart Byrne to preview Sunday's FAI Cup final between Dundalk and Cork City, which has had an interesting build-up.

Duration: 00:22:48

Close Calls #11: Andy Lee on Katie Taylor's world title fight tomorrow and his own boxing career

One of Ireland's most decorated amateur athletes of all time will attempt to win the world title in Cardiff's Principality Stadium tomorrow night. We're joined by former WBO middleweight world champion Andy Lee to preview the fight, as well as our own Gavan Casey over in Cardiff, who speaks to us just after the weigh ins.

Duration: 00:28:08

Close Calls #10: Eddie O'Sullivan on women's coaching controversy and the Irish teams in Europe

Former Ireland head coach Eddie O'Sullivan joins Gavan Casey and Ryan Bailey to look at the controversy surrounding the vacant Irish women's job, Johann Van Graan's announcement as Munster head coach and how the Irish teams fared in the Champions Cup last weekend, and how he sees this weekend panning out.

Duration: 00:34:52

Close Calls #9: Miguel Delaney on Liverpool's defence, United's big men and Hodgson hating 007

The Independent's chief football writer, Miguel Delaney, joined Gavan Casey and Ben Blake ahead of Liverpool and Manchester United's huge game this weekend. The lads look at the key match-ups in the game, as well as casting a quick eye back to Ireland's win in Cardiff on Monday. We also have some input from Colm 'Gooch' Cooper, an avid Liverpool fan, on how he thinks the game will go. With thanks to EirSport.

Duration: 00:22:43

Close Calls #8: Darren O'Dea on O'Neill's contract, the new recruits and Irish passion facing Wales

Dundee player and Irish international Darren O'Dea joins Niall Kelly and Ben Blake to look ahead to Ireland's must-win games against Moldova and Wales this weekend, while also discussing Martin O'Neill's new deal, the new players called up to the squad and the fire that will push the Irish team against Wales on Monday night.

Duration: 00:23:18

Close Calls #7: All-Ireland ladies' football final preview with Lindsay Peat

The final game of the ladies' football season will take place this Sunday, in another Dublin v Mayo final. Both teams are hoping to end All-Ireland droughts, with Dublin last winning it in 2010 and Mayo last winning way back in 2003. Joining Gavan Casey to preview the game is's Emma Duffy and former Dublin footballer, and general all-rounder, Lindsay Peat.

Duration: 00:21:05

The GAA Show #6: All-Ireland reaction with Johnny Doyle

Former Kildare captain Johnny Doyle joins Gavan Casey and Kevin O'Brien to look back at Sunday's historic win for Dublin and to look at what's next for a disappointed Mayo team.

Duration: 00:38:13

Close Calls #6: All-Ireland football final preview with Billy Joe Padden

Former Mayo footballer Billy Joe Padden joins Gavan Casey and Fintan O'Toole to preview the All-Ireland football final on Sunday between Dublin and Mayo. We also get predictions for former All-Ireland winners Sean Cavanagh and Marc Ó Sé.

Duration: 00:28:53

Close Calls #5: Camogie final preview with Jenny O'Leary

Eight-time All Star and four-time All-Ireland winner Jenny O'Leary joins Gavan Casey and Sinead O'Carroll to preview this weekend's camogie final between Cork and reigning champions Kilkenny. We also get a prediction from another Cork legend - Anna Geary.

Duration: 00:25:20

Close Calls #4 Galway v Waterford Preview

Close Calls #4 previews Sunday's All-Ireland Senior Hurling final between Galway and Waterford. Joining Gavan Casey are former Tipperary All-Star Shane McGrath and The 42's GAA editor, Fintan O'Toole, while we will also hear from Kilkenny's nine-time All-Ireland winner, Jackie Tyrrell. Due to some technical issues this is a slightly edited version of Friday's Live show. Leave your prediction in the comments for a chance to win one of the final pairs of tickets to Sunday's big match.

Duration: 00:22:33

The GAA Show #5: Johnny Doyle on King Con and the rest of the weekend's semi-final action

Former Kildare captain Johnny Doyle joins Gavan Casey and Niall Kelly to look back at Dublin's win over Tyrone yesterday, including Con O'Callaghan's mature performance and the death of the blanket defence. They also look at the Mayo and Kerry game and whether Mayo have the potential to end their All-Ireland drought this year. Finally, as we head towards the ultimate game of the season, the lads weigh up the various footballer-of-the-year options.

Duration: 00:29:02

Close Calls #3: McGregor v Mayweather preview

Gavan Casey is joined by boxers Jason Quigley and Eric Donovan, as well as UFC fighter Joe Duffy, who beat Conor McGregor by submission a few years ago, to preview the big fight in Vegas tomorrow night. We'll also hear from Conor's coach, John Kavanagh, about his future in the octagon/ ring.

Duration: 00:30:39

The Rugby Show #37: Reflecting on a hard-fought, but disappointing World Cup

Former Irish centre Lynne Cantwell joined Gavan Casey to look back at a disappointing rugby World Cup for Ireland's women and the positives and negatives from the last few weeks.

Duration: 00:21:05

The GAA Show #4: David Brady on yesterday's Kerry v Mayo match and next weekend's big sequel

Former Mayo midfielder David Brady joined Fintan O'Toole and Gavan Casey to look back at yesterday's semi-final draw between Kerry and Mayo, including the interesting decision to play Aidan O'Shea at full-back against Kieran Donaghy and next Saturday's decider.

Duration: 00:25:15

Close Calls #2: Kerry v Mayo preview with Paul Kerrigan

Cork senior football captain Paul Kerrigan joined Gavan Casey and Fintan O'Toole to preview Sunday's All-Ireland semi-final clash between Mayo and Kerry in Croke Park. Having played against both teams this year, the Nemo Rangers man is in a unique position to judge the clash.

Duration: 00:21:11

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