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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 #22: Champions Cup preview with Johne Murphy

We're joined by Johne Murphy to preview a huge weekend for Irish teams in the Champions Cup. Do you think Munster and Ulster will make it to the quarter-finals?

Duration: 00:34:10

Reaction to Ireland's Six Nations squad announcement

Gavan Casey and Sean Farrell look at the big talking points as Joe Schmidt names his 36-man squad for the opening two Six Nations games.

Duration: 00:17:07

Close Calls #20: El Clasico preview with Dermot Corrigan

Gavan Casey and Ryan Bailey are joined by Madrid-based football writer Dermot Corrigan to preview one of the biggest games in football, El Clasico between La Liga leaders Barcelona and Real Madrid, who are showing a dip in form of late.

Duration: 00:24:53

Close Calls #19: Champions Cup preview with Johne Murphy

As Munster and Leicester prepare to do battle, we're joined by a man who played for both teams, Johne Murphy, to preview that and the rest of the weekend's Champions Cup action.

Duration: 00:20:09

Close Calls #18: Champions Cup preview with Eddie O'Sullivan

Former Ireland head coach Eddie O'Sullivan joins Gavan Casey for another episode of Close Calls with Eirsport, this week looking ahead to a big weekend of rugby for the Irish teams in Europe.

Duration: 00:27:56

Close Calls #17: Has Arsenal v Man United lost its edge?

IT WAS ALWAYS one of the biggest days on the league calendar, but does Manchester United v Arsenal bring the same levels of excitement as it used to? Jack Pitt-Brooke of The Independent joins Gavan Casey and Ryan Bailey to chat about that for the latest episode of Close Calls with Eirsport.

Duration: 00:23:28

The Rugby Show #40: Defeating Los Pumas and looking ahead to a big Six Nations campaign

Former Ireland head coach Eddie O'Sullivan joins Gavan Casey to cast an eye back at Ireland's November series and tackle the big questions heading into the 2018 Six Nations.

Duration: 00:23:18

Close Calls #16: Time for revenge against Los Pumas?

Former Ireland head coach Eddie O'Sullivan joins Gavan Casey to chat about Ireland's final November international against Argentina. It's the sides' first meeting since the quarter-finals of the 2015 World Cup, which Argentina won. This was recorded live as part of Close Calls with Eirsport.

Duration: 00:22:40

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

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