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English, Sports, 1 season, 187 episodes, 6 days, 18 hours, 16 minutes
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A look at all the biggest issues in football and hurling from the RTÉ Sport team.
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Kerry braced for Derry contest; Clare v Kilkenny again

Jacqui Hurley is joined by Rory O'Neill, Eamonn Fitzmaurice and Neil McManus to look back on the weekend's action. Eamonn digests theAll-Ireland quarter-final draw, which has throw up a few cracking ties - top of the list being Kerry and a resurgent Derry. Neil looks back on an underwhelming pair of hurling quarter-finals.
6/24/202449 minutes, 50 seconds
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Wexford and Dublin hoping to stem Munster tide | Football gets serious

Jackie Tyrrell joins Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill to preview the All-Ireland hurling quarter-finals. Cork and Clare have history on their side, at the very least, against Dublin and Wexford. Lee Keegan joins with no more second chances in the football.
6/20/20241 hour, 3 seconds
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Jeopardy to enter the All-Ireland SFC | Mayo and Derry will battle to extend summer

Mikey Stafford is joined by Ciarán Whelan, Enda McGinley and Niall McCoy to reflect on a busy weekend of football action Armagh and Dublin battled to top spot in their groups, but it was more straightforward for Donegal and Kerry The panel also look at the All-Ireland preliminary quarter-final draw, with Mayo versus Derry the standout fixture
6/17/202446 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Championship - Stakes high on bumper weekend

It's a busy weekend of championship action mostly dominated by football with eight final round-robin games and the Tailteann Cup quarter-finals. We also have the preliminary, All-Ireland hurling quarter-finals weekend and we check in on the All-Ireland camogie series too. Much to preview for Damian Lawlor and guests.
6/14/202426 minutes, 20 seconds
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Verdict on FRC rules proposals and weekend football preview

Tomás Ó Sé and Peter Canavan join Jacqui Hurley and Rory O'Neill to preview the weekend's major All-Ireland SFC group fixtures including Mayo v Dublin, as well as sharing their view on the Football Review Committee's new trialled rules proposals.
6/13/202446 minutes, 5 seconds
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Limerick make history | Kilkenny send out a reminder

Neil McManus joins Jacqui Hurley and Rory O'Neill to look back on Limerick's history making exploits in the Munster final. Kilkenny emphatically win Leinster final, while Offaly's good times continue in the Joe McDonagh Cup.
6/10/202438 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Championship - Damian Lawlor and guests preview an intriguing weekend of action.

Ahead of both the Munster and Leinster hurling finals and the Joe McDonagh Cup Final, there's plenty of silverware on offer and much to preview for Damian Lawlor and guests now in The Championship
6/7/202426 minutes, 7 seconds
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Can Clare and Dublin upset the odds | Offaly and Laois going for silverware

Brendan Cummins joins Jacqui Hurley and Rory O'Neill to look ahead to the Munster and Leinster hurling finals. Can Clare or Dublin upset the apple cart, or are we looking at Limerick and Kilkenny winning the Mackey and O'Keeffe Cups once more? The panel also preview the Joe McDonagh final between Offaly and Laois.
6/6/202438 minutes, 40 seconds
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What's left for Derry in 2024 | Armagh and Cork building confidence

Ciarán Whelan, Éamonn Fitzmaurice and Irish News journalist Cahair O'Kane join to look back on another sobering weekend for Derry. Can they still have a say in 2024? Armagh and Cork might be coming into form, while Dublin and Kerry still look dangerously comfortable.
6/3/202444 minutes, 55 seconds
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Can Derry bounce back off the canvas? | Football preview and Offaly U20 hurlers spark nostalgia

Enda McGinley and The Sunday Times' Michael Foley join Jacqui Hurley and Rory O'Neill to preview the weekend's football including Derry v Armagh, Roscommon v Mayo and Cork v Donegal, as well as discussing the upcoming U20 Hurling final between Offaly and Tipperary.
5/30/202452 minutes, 55 seconds
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Dublin too clever for Galway | Are Donegal the real deal

Shane McGrath joins Jacqui Hurley and Rory O'Neill to reflect on a good weekend for Dublin hurling. They're into the Leinster final against Kilkenny, while the trilogy between Limerick and Clare in Munster was also confirmed. Tomás Ó Sé joins for the football and wonders what Donegal and Armagh need to do to take it to the next level.
5/27/202455 minutes, 41 seconds
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Super Sunday in hurling and football deja vu

Jacqui Hurley and Rory O'Neill are joined by Eamonn Fitzmaurice and Ursula Jacob to look ahead to the weekend's football and hurling action.
5/24/20241 hour, 7 minutes, 7 seconds
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Bad weekend for Ulster football | Tipperary hurling at a crossroads

Ryan McCluskey joins Jacqui Hurley and Rory O'Neill to look back on the opening weekend of the All-Ireland football championship. Galway and Kerry impressed, but Ulster teams were off form. Shane McGrath joins to reflect on a low point for Tipperary hurling and Davy Fitzgerald's reaction to Waterford's narrow loss to Clare.
5/20/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Championship - Group stage of SFC begins and hurling comes to boil

Former Monaghan footballer Dessie Mone and former Tipperary hurler Niall O'Meara join Damian Lawlor to look ahead to weekend's GAA action
5/17/202427 minutes, 8 seconds
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Provincial hurling hotting up | All-Ireland SFC to get underway

Jackie Tyrrell and Colm Keys, Irish Independent, join Jacqui Hurley and Rory O'Neill to look ahead to a massive weekend in the Munster and Leinster hurling championships. Ciarán Whelan joins for the football discussion ahead of the start of the All-Ireland group stages.
5/16/20241 hour, 3 minutes, 58 seconds
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Cork keep season alive | Donegal and Dublin lift silverware | GAAGO's future?

Shane McGrath joins Jacqui Hurley and Rory O'Neill to look back on a brilliant in both the Munster and Leinster hurling championships. Seán Cavanagh and Ryan McCluskey join to discuss an epic Ulster SFC final, while Louth got closer to Dublin than most thought they would GAAGO is also discussed
5/13/202458 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Championship - Damian Lawlor and guests to look ahead to a big weekend

Ahead of provincial football finals in Leinster and Ulster, the start of the Tailteann Cup and hurling action across four competitions there is plenty for Damian Lawlor and guests to look ahead to in The Championship
5/10/202427 minutes, 31 seconds
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Crunch time for Cork | Donegal and Armagh do battle

Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill are joined by Jackie Tyrrell to discuss Cork's must-win Munster SHC clash with champions Limerick and a novel Leinster campaign. Peter Canavan previews the Ulster and Leinster football finals and selects his favourite for the Tailteann Cup
5/9/202456 minutes, 26 seconds
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Galway football strong, Galway hurling not so much and why is everyone so angry?

Eamonn Fitzmaurice and Shane McGrath join Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill to look back on the weekend's action. The lads will also take a look at the issues arising in the inter-county championship thus far that seem to be making people really angry - championship structures and broadcast deals.
5/7/202457 minutes, 19 seconds
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Can Tipp turn things around | Galway v Mayo still has an edge

Shane McGrath joins Jacqui Hurley and Rory O'Neill ahead of a massive Tipperary v Waterford clash in the Munster SHC. Can Wexford keep their season alive against Galway in Leinster? Lee Keegan joins for the football and says Galway v Mayo always means something
5/2/202450 minutes, 39 seconds
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Clare get back on track | Provincial football finals with draw on the horizon

Anthony Daly joins Jacqui Hurley and Rory O'Neill to look back on Clare's crucial victory over Cork in the Munster SHC. Antrim beating Wexford might have been the result of the weekend, but can the Saffrons back it up? In football, Lee Keegan talks provincial final pairings and the All-Ireland group draw taking place this week.
4/29/202449 minutes, 55 seconds
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Clare and Cork on the brink | Donegal and Tyrone renew rivalry

Jackie Tyrrell joins Jacqui Hurley and Rory O'Neill to look ahead to a crunch weekend in the Munster SHC. In Leinster, the two favourites - Galway and Kilkenny - will lock horns at Salthill. Ryan McCluskey joins to talk football, and provincial semis in the north and in the east.
4/25/202459 minutes, 29 seconds
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Munster blown wide open | Football sides not firing yet

Neil McManus joins Jacqui Hurley and Rory O'Neill to look back on a brilliant opening weekend in the provincial championships. Waterford are back, Cork and Clare are on the brink, while Dublin salvaged a point from Wexford Enda McGinley joins for the football and looks at an intriguing Ulster SFC weekend
4/22/202458 minutes, 24 seconds
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THE CHAMPIONSHIP - Big game in Ulster as hurling gets into full swing

Damian Lawlor is joined by Aaron Kernan and Pat Spillane Jr to preview the weekend's football, while Noel Connors looks ahead to the start of the hurling championship.
4/19/202427 minutes, 13 seconds
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Football heats up as Harte's Derry face Jimmy Mark II

Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill are joined by Tyrone legend Peter Canavan and Malachy Clerkin of the Irish Times to look ahead to what seems the first big weekend of the provincial football championships.
4/19/202451 minutes, 29 seconds
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Clare primed to challenge Limerick, seasons on line in first weekend

Shane McGrath and Malachy Clerkin join Jacqui Hurley and Rory O'Neill to preview the opening round of the 2024 Leinster and Munster Hurling Championships.
4/18/202442 minutes, 20 seconds
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Dublin's advantages telling | Armagh motoring along

Enda McGinley joins Jacqui Hurley and Rory O'Neill to look back on another near farcical match between Dublin and Meath in Leinster. Kildare's Sam Maguire ambitions remain alive, while Armagh and Down did what they had to do in Ulster
4/15/202430 minutes, 14 seconds
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Can Fermanagh upset Armagh? And the battle to play second fiddle to Dublin

Former Fermanagh footballer Ryan McCluskey joins Jacqui Hurley and Rory O'Neill to preview the weekend's action including his own county's attempt to pull off an upset against Armagh as well as the quarter-final battles in Leinster as teams vie to play second fiddle to Dublin, who are up against Meath.
4/11/202437 minutes, 40 seconds
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Lesser lights enjoy football triumphs | Clare rewarded for Spring commitment

Enda McGinley joins Jacqui Hurley and Rory O'Neill to discuss the opening weekend of the football championship, including great results for Waterford and Wicklow. Ursula Jacob says the Clare hurlers were rewarded for their spring commitment, while strongly criticising the decision not to allow camogie players to wear skirts.
4/8/202451 minutes, 25 seconds
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THE CHAMPIONSHIP: First episode of returning weekly Friday preview show

With footballing action getting underway across all four provinces including trips to New York and London for Mayo and Galway, Damian Lawlor and guests preview the GAA weekend in the opening episode of the new series of The Championship.
4/5/202427 minutes, 21 seconds
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Lowkey provincial football with Whelo and hurling final hopes

Jacqui Hurley and Rory O'Neill are joined by Ciaran Whelan to look ahead to the start of the All-Ireland football championship as the much derided provincial championships get underway. Neil McManus also previews the Allianz Hurling League final between Kilkenny and Clare.
4/4/202447 minutes, 58 seconds
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Derry believe after league triumph, Cluxton dilemma for Dubs

Eamonn Fitzmaurice and Ryan McCluskey join Jacqui Hurley to review the four Allianz Football League finals, including Derry's victory over Dublin in a dramatic Division 1 decider.
4/2/202453 minutes, 19 seconds
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Tomás Ó Sé, Lee Keegan and Enda McGinley's bumper Allianz Football League finals preview

Tomás Ó Sé, Lee Keegan and Enda McGinley join Jacqui Hurley and Rory O'Neill to preview all four Allianz Football League finals including Derry v Dublin, Armagh v Donegal, Down v Westmeath and Laois v Leitrim.
3/28/202458 minutes, 40 seconds
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Hurling league semis reaction, football league review and new rule changes

Jacqui Hurley and Rory O'Neill are joined by Neil McManus and Ciarán Whelan to talk hurling and football league action respectively, as well as the advent of new rules changes in both codes.
3/25/202452 minutes, 43 seconds
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Derry & Dublin set fair for football final; How Treaty will try to move on from Hayes sentencing

Eamon Fitzmaurice joins Jacqui Hurley and Rory O'Neill to look ahead to the final round of games in the Allianz Football League, while Shane Dowling previews the hurling semi-finals and discusses how Limerick will proceed in wake of Kyle Hayes's sentencing on Wednesday.
3/21/202456 minutes, 32 seconds
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Monaghan finally go down | Hurling semi-final line-up complete

Ryan McCluskey joins Jacqui Hurley and Rory O'Neill after Monaghan finally went down. But who will go down from Division 2? Shane McGrath joins for the hurling and wonders where Galway and Waterford are at ahead of their respective provincial championships
3/19/20241 hour, 11 minutes, 17 seconds
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Bumper football weekend | Hurling semi-final spots on offer

Ryan McCluskey joins Jacqui Hurley and Rory O'Neill to look ahead to a bumper weekend in the Allianz Football League. Division 2 safety, and the place in the Sam Maguire competition that goes with it, is on the line Jackie Tyrrell joins for the hurling and looks ahead to Galway versus Limerick
3/14/202450 minutes, 51 seconds
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Wexford on the rise, referees facing backlash

Ursula Jacob joins Mikey Stafford, Rory O'Neill and Peter Branigan to look back on the weekend's Allianz Hurling League action. Wexford picked up their first win against Waterford and now have a chance to reach the final while Clare came out on top in a physical encounter with Kilkenny.
3/11/202447 minutes, 35 seconds
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Hurling league phoney war is over | Glynn in Galway's eye

Neil McManus joins Mikey Stafford, Rory O'Neill and Eoin Ryan to preview the box-office Allianz Hurling League clashes of Limerick v Tipperary and Clare v Kilkenny, do-or-die time for Dublin and Waterford, Galway's prospects with Johnny Glynn back on board and TJ Reid's role with Kilkenny.
3/7/202449 minutes, 25 seconds
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Dublin lay down marker in Derry | Paudie as key a Clifford for Kingdom

Lee Keegan joins Jacqui Hurley and Rory O'Neill to look back on a busy weekend of Allianz Football League action when Dublin reasserted their status as top dogs and Paudie Clifford showed that he's just as important to Kerry as his brother David.
3/5/202447 minutes, 7 seconds
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Derry and Dublin showdown | Cork or Kildare for the drop

Peter Canavan joins Jacqui Hurley and Rory O'Neill to look ahead to another packed weekend of Allianz Football League action. Derry host Dublin in a mouth-watering game at Celtic Park, while Peter reckons everyone else in the top flight fears the drop. In Division 2, Cork and Kildare will meet on Sunday with the loser likely to be in trouble
2/29/202437 minutes, 44 seconds
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Dubs still the team to beat | Good or bad start for Wexford? | RTÉ GAA Podcast

Mark McHugh joins Jacqui Hurley and Rory O'Neill and says that Dublin reminded everyone that they're still the team to beat against Kerry. Neil McManus talks hurling, as questions remains over Cork, and Wexford refuse to lose... or win
2/26/202447 minutes, 23 seconds
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Tyrone underperforming | Cork running out of excuses | Integration a challenge for Burns

Ryan McCluskey and Shane McGrath join Jacqui Hurley and Rory O'Neill to preview this weekend's Allianz Leagues football and hurling action. McCluskey feels Tyrone are underperforming while McGrath thinks Cork are out of excuses and that integration with Camogie and Ladies Football will be a big task for new GAA president Jarlath Burns.
2/22/20241 hour, 14 minutes, 49 seconds
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Kerry and Mayo deliver again | Big wins for Dublin and Galway | RTÉ GAA Podcast

Éamonn Fitzmaurice and Lee Keegan join Jacqui Hurley and Rory O'Neill to discuss all the weekend's Allianz League Football action. Kerry and Mayo entertain once more, Dublin and Galway pick up crucial victories. Things go from bad to work for Kildare while Cork slide into a relegation dogfight.
2/19/202450 minutes, 59 seconds
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Dubs v Rossies showdown | Kildare disunity | RTÉ GAA Podcast

Ciarán Whelan joins Jacqui Hurley and Rory O'Neill to look ahead to another packed weekend in the Allianz Football League. Dublin play Roscommon looking for their first points of the campaign, while Galway need a big performance The sounds coming out of neighbours Kildare aren't good, while Cork need to kickstart their Division 2 campaign
2/15/202450 minutes, 38 seconds
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Clare lead the chasing pack | Cork and Waterford floundering | RTÉ GAA Podcast

Shane Dowling joins Jacqui Hurley and Rory O'Neill to look back on the weekend's Allianz Hurling League action Clare lent further credence to idea that they're the second best team in the country. Waterford and Cork are not finding form, while Dublin were delighted to take full points from Belfast
2/12/202446 minutes, 54 seconds
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Cork's financial factor, Limerick off broadway and the notion of amateurism at stake?

Jacqui Hurley and Rory O'Neill are joined by Shane McGrath and Malachy Clerkin to delve into the upcoming fixtures in the Allianz Hurling League and to discuss the spiralling costs for county boards.
2/8/202454 minutes, 34 seconds
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Derry setting the pace | Hurling makes its return | RTÉ GAA Podcast

Ryan McCluskey and Barry Kelly join Rory O'Neill to discuss Derry's bright start to 2024. Are giants of the game - Cork and Kildare - in big trouble in Division 2? Shane McGrath joins to look back on the first weekend of league hurling and wonders if Tipperary have already secured their top flight spot for 2025
2/5/20241 hour, 1 minute, 18 seconds
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Galway Roscommon showdown | Hurling quietly begins | RTÉ GAA Podcast

Peter Canavan and Declan Bogue join Jacqui Hurley and Rory O'Neill to preview this weekend's Allianz Football League action. Is Roscommon and Galway the game with the most hanging on it? Jackie Tyrrell joins to look ahead to the the hurling league, and wonders if Cork would gain the most from silverware this spring.
2/1/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 26 seconds
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Monaghan repeat the trick | Donegal start with a bang | RTÉ GAA Podcast

Enda McGinley and Éamonn Fitzmaurice join Jacqui Hurley and Rory O'Neill to look back on the opening weekend of the Allianz Football League. Monaghan beat the Dubs (again), while Derry had a statement win in Tralee. In Division 2 Jimmy McGuinness marked his return to the competition with a massive win over Cork.
1/29/202446 minutes, 14 seconds
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Monaghan and Tyrone in trouble? | Allianz Football League Preview | RTÉ GAA Podcast

Ciarán Whelan. and Lee Keegan join Jacqui Hurley and Rory O'Neill to look ahead to the new season, which properly gets underway this weekend with the start of the Allianz Football League
1/25/202450 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Championship: TG4 All-Ireland Senior final preview

Ahead of the TG4 All-Ireland Ladies SFC finals at Croke Park, former Mayo star Yvonne Byrne casts an eye over the three deciders, while former Sligo and Fermanagh football manager Dom Corrigan looks at the current state of Gaelic football.
8/11/202327 minutes, 22 seconds
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The Championship: Camogie finals preview

Aoife Sheehan and Denis Kelly look ahead to Sunday's camogie finals, and referee John Keenan reflects on his final game in charge as Limerick defeated Kilkenny in the All-Ireland SHC final.
8/4/202327 minutes, 1 second
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Whelo & Ó Sé reflect on Dublin' beating Kerry, plus perils of drinking & tweeting

Over 48 hours have past since Dublin beat Kerry in the All-Ireland final, so it's safe to chat to Tomás Ó Sé and Ciaran Whelan, with Michael Foley of the Sunday Times also joining Rory O'Neill and Mikey Stafford. We couldn't let Paul Flynn's late night tweet go unmentioned, which leads into a debate on footballer of the year.
8/1/202352 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Championship: Ger Brennan, Darran O'Sullivan and Keith Higgins preview Dublin v Kerry

Damian Lawlor is joined by former Kerry forward Darran O'Sullivan and retired Dublin defender Ger Brennan to look ahead to Sunday's final. With Keith Higgins offering his impartial analysis.
7/28/202327 minutes, 27 seconds
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Gooch and Mossy on Dublin versus Kerry

Colm Cooper and Tomás Quinn join Jacqui Hurley and Rory O'Neill to look ahead to the big one - Dublin versus Kerry. Are Kerry really the underdogs? Can the Dubs contain Clifford? Is the band back together for one more Celtic Cross?
7/27/202334 minutes, 59 seconds
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Limerick join the pantheon of great teams and a message to Croke Park mothership

Tipperary All-Ireland winners Shane McGrath and Brendan Cummins join Corkonians Jacqui Hurley and Rory O'Neill to say glowing things about Limerick's four-in-a-row heroes.
7/24/202335 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Championship: Larkin and Condon on final | Egan on Wexford exit

To preview hurling final Damian Lawlor is joined by Kilkenny 8-time All-Ireland winner Eoin Larkin and Tom Condon, two-time champion with Limerick. Darragh Egan discusses his departure as Wexford manager this week.
7/21/202327 minutes, 35 seconds
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Kilkenny puck-out and stifling Gillane or Cody | How to win the hurling final

Shane Dowling and Jackie Tyrrell join Rory O'Neill and Jacqui Hurley to preview Sunday's hurling final between their respective counties of Limerick and Kilkenny. What is different since last year's win for Limerick in the decider? Should we read anything into the league final? And just how important will referee John Keenan be to the outcome?
7/20/202335 minutes, 9 seconds
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Dublin and Kerry all over again after testing semi-finals

Éamonn Fitzmaurice and Lee Keegan join Jacqui Hurley and Rory O'Neill to look back on the All-Ireland semi-finals Dublin and Kerry are into the final once more, but they were both given a scare by Monaghan and Derry respectively Meath defeated Down to claim the Tailteann Cup and the panel have their say the Royals.
7/17/202342 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Championship - Football reaching fever pitch

Dessie Mone, Paul Caffrey and Marty Clarke join Damian Lawlor to preview a huge weekend of football as the final four face off for a place in the All-Ireland final and Down and Meath meet in the final of the Tailteann Cup.
7/14/202327 minutes, 19 seconds
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Kerry and Dublin big favourites | Derry and Monaghan have hope

Enda McGinley and Ciarán Whelan join Jacqui Hurley and Rory O'Neill ahead of the All-Ireland SFC semi-finals. On paper, Kerry and Dublin will have too much for Derry and Monaghan, but is that how it will play out? The panel also look at the Tailteann Cup final between Down and Meath
7/13/202348 minutes, 18 seconds
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Limerick & Kilkenny to do it all over again | McGrath & Kelly on contrasting semis

Retired inter-county referee Barry Kelly and Shane McGrath join Jacqui Hurley and Rory O'Neill. They try to make sense of Limerick's utter brilliance following their second half demolition of Galway. Clare will be disappointed, but there is no denying the incredible skill levels and attitude of Kilkenny - whoever the manager.
7/10/202353 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Championship - Hurling final spots up for grabs

Damian Lawlor is joined by Eoin Larkin and Tom Condon to look ahead to this weekend’s All-Ireland hurling semi-finals where Galway, Limerick, Clare and Kilkenny are looking to advance to the showpiece.
7/7/202325 minutes, 28 seconds
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Hurling semi-finals preview: Two matches that will comfortably live up to the hype

Ahead of the All-Ireland hurling semi-finals, Jacqui Hurley and Rory O'Neill are joined by Ursula Jacob and Brendan Cummins to preview the weekend's action. They look ahead to the camogie quarter-finals, with Kilkenny and Cork meeting off earlier than most expected and Antrim reaching the last six to take on Tipperary.
7/6/202342 minutes, 43 seconds
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Kerry and Dublin hit their stride | Plenty to ponder for Mayo and Tyrone

In this week's RTÉ GAA Podcast, Eamonn Fitzmaurice and Enda McGinley join Jacqui Hurley and Rory O'Neill to review the All-Ireland SFC quarter-finals and look ahead to the last four. Can Derry or Monaghan prevent a Kerry-Dublin final? And where do Mayo, Tyrone, Cork and Armagh go from here?
7/3/202356 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Championship - Football quarter-finals and future of the game

Aaron Kernan joins Damian Lawlor to preview the weekend's All-Ireland football quarter-finals, while Keith Higgins and Conleith Gilligan discuss issues around the prevailing playing styles and the future of the game.
6/30/202326 minutes, 46 seconds
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RTÉ GAA Podcast: Davy Burke and Dessie Dolan have their say | Football quarter-finals

Davy Burke, Dessie Dolan and The Sunday Times' Michael Foley join Rory O'Neill to look at this weekend's All-Ireland SFC quarter-finals. Eight will become four by Sunday evening, but which counties will begin preparations for the semi-finals on Monday morning?
6/29/202356 minutes, 49 seconds
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No more hiding in the football championship | Hurling semis deja vu

Enda McGinley and The Irish Times' Malachy Clerkin join Rory O'Neill to look back on the weekend's football action as the quarter-final line-up was complete. They also have their say on who will make the last four. Jackie Tyrrell and Shane McGrath join to take a look at two very different hurling quarter-finals.
6/26/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Championship - Hurling quarter-finals take centre stage

In the latest edition of The Championship, former Tipperary hurler Paddy Stapleton looks ahead to his county's clash with Galway along with Clare's encounter with Dublin. In football, Dessie Mone and Mickey Quinn preview the weekend's Tailteann Cup action.
6/23/202327 minutes, 30 seconds
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Colm Collins joins the pod | Football and Hurling knockouts

Colm Collins joins Jacqui Hurley and Rory O'Neill to discuss his decision to end his long Clare tenure. He and Eamonn Fitzmaurice also preview the weekend's football while Brendan Cummins and Jackie Tyrrell look ahead to the hurling quarter-finals.
6/22/202357 minutes, 44 seconds
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Shot in the arm for Cork | Mayo questions re-emerge

Tomás Ó Sé and Ciarán Whelan join Jacqui Hurley and Rory O'Neill to look back on the weekend where the All-Ireland SFC finally came alive. Are Cork back? Can Mayo regroup? Have Dublin and Kerry have found their groove?
6/19/202340 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Championship: Football comes into focus

Ken Hogan, Paul Rouse and Brian Tracey are all on hand to look ahead to the weekend's action and they take a look at just how well the new All-Ireland championship structure is working out.
6/16/202326 minutes, 54 seconds
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Does anyone want to win Sam Maguire | Tailteann Cup getting serious

Cora Staunton, Enda McGinley and the Sunday Times' Michael Foley join Jacqui Hurley to figure out who is heading for the quarter-finals in the All-Ireland SFC, and who will face a preliminary quarter-final first. The panel also take a look at the last eight games in the Tailteann Cup
6/15/202348 minutes, 21 seconds
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Provincial finals deliver | What next for Clare and Galway?

Jackie Tyrrell and Shane McGrath join Jacqui Hurley to look back on a bumper Sunday of provincial hurling finals, as Limerick and Kilkenny both defended their titles after mammoth battles. The panel also discuss what might happen next for the beaten teams, Clare and Galway.
6/12/202322 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Championship: Provincial showdowns, Power on Tipp departure

Eoin Larkin and Tom Condon look ahead to the Munster and Leinster hurling finals, while the now former Tipperary football manager David Power discusses why teams teams are holding back in the championship and whether he'll wear the bainisteoir bib again.
6/9/202327 minutes, 24 seconds
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Cummins previews pivotal provincial hurling finals

Brendan Cummins joins Jacqui Hurley to preview a pivotal Sunday in the Hurling Championship as Limerick and Clare meet in the Munster final and Galway and Kilkenny do battle in the Leinster decider. He also pays tribute to late Cork dual legend Teddy McCarthy.
6/8/202322 minutes, 58 seconds
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Derry find form | Do Kerry care yet?

Mikey Stafford is joined by Tomás Ó Sé and Niall McCoy to discuss another busy weekend of Gaelic football. Derry reminded everyone of their potential, Monaghan appear to be building a head of steam, while a controversial penalty was awarded at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
6/5/202352 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Championship: Basketball-style football and passive Dublin

Damien Lawlor is joined by Aaron Kernan and Barry Cullinane to look ahead to a busy weekend of football, while Brian Carroll previews the Under-20 All-Ireland hurling final
6/2/202325 minutes, 47 seconds
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Armagh to bring best out of Tyrone | Dublin's holiday bounce

Éamonn Fitzmaurice and Enda McGinley join Rory O'Neill to look ahead to a bumper weekend of football action. Will Armagh bring the best out of Tyrone, can Cork shock Kerry to leave the champions on the brink, Dublin leaving Croker a plus?
6/1/202354 minutes, 11 seconds
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Leinster hurling matches Munster | Roscommon stake their claim

Shane McGrath joins Jacqui Hurley and Rory O'Neill to look back on an incredible Sunday in both the Munster and Leinster SHCs. Lee Keegan and Eamonn Fitzmaurice discuss the big winners and losers with every county having played a game in the new All-Ireland group series
5/29/202359 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Championship: The Championship: McDonagh final preview, Go Games debate

Brian Carroll looks ahead to the clash of Offaly and Carlow in the Joe McDonagh Cup final, while former Cork hurler Stephen McDonnell assesses the Rebels' chances of surviving in Munster - also discussion on the GAA's position on Go Games.
5/26/202327 minutes, 35 seconds
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Limerick getting tired | Football fights back

Brendan Cummins and Michael Foley join Jacqui Hurley to wonder whether Limerick are coming back down the mountain. Enda McGinley argues that the football championship gets a bad rap and looks at how Derry will get on starting out a new competition after their Ulster title.
5/25/20231 hour, 17 seconds
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Munster magic, Wexford decline | Mayo and Galway the real deal?

Shane McGrath joins Jacqui Hurley and Rory O'Neill to discuss another captivating weekend in the Munster SHC. The panel also discuss the rapid decline of the current Wexford team. Ciarán Whelan joins and suggests that Mayo and Galway are beginning to really find form, while Kildare flatter to deceive once more
5/22/202359 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Championship: David Clarke, Niall Moran and Emma Duggan

Former Mayo goalkeeper David Clarke, ex-Limerick hurler Niall Moran and Meath footballer Emma Duggan join Damian Lawlor to preview the weekend's action.
5/19/202326 minutes, 39 seconds
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Munster Hotting up | Battle Royale at Killarney

Shane Dowling joins Jacqui Hurley and Rory O'Neill to discuss a potential decisive weekend in Limerick's season. The panel also discuss Leinster, and the decline in Dublin and Wexford of late. Éamonn Fitzmaurice talks Kerry and Mayo in Killarney, but fears for some of the lower ranked counties in the race for Sam Maguire
5/18/202359 minutes, 59 seconds
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Too many football games | Waterford in crisis

Jacqui Hurley and Rory O'Neill are joined by Tomás Ó Sé to discuss another one-sided Leinster SFC final, while Ulster continues to lead the way for excitement. Shane McGrath joins to discuss the crisis in Waterford hurling, and the greatest team of the modern era - Limerick - with their backs against the wall this weekend
5/15/202353 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Davy Derby, Ulster and Leinster football finals previews

Brendan Cummins and RTÉ Sport online's Conor Neville join Rory O'Neill to look ahead to the hurling weekend including Waterford v Clare, while Enda McGinley and RTÉ Sport online's Niall McCoy join the podcast to preview the Ulster and Leinster football deciders.
5/11/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 22 seconds
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Munster Hurling's Disadvantage? | Galway footballers building nicely

Are Munster hurling counties at a disadvantage to their Leinster counterparts? Shane McGrath joins Jacqui Hurley and Rory O'Neill to discuss it, while Peter Canavan looks back on a weekend of dud provincial football finals but ponders a potential bright future for Sligo.
5/8/202351 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Championship: Paddy Stapleton and Billy Lee

Ahead of a weekend which will see the first provincial silverware of the season handed out with both the Connacht and Munster football finals up for decision in addition to some big games in hurling in Leinster and Munster, Damian Lawlor and guests look ahead to the GAA weekend in The Championship
5/5/202327 minutes, 28 seconds
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D-day for Dublin and Wexford | Sligo and Clare's free shot

In this week's RTÉ GAA podcast, Jackie Tyrrell looks ahead to the clash of old Munster rivals Cork and Tipperary and a potentially decisive Leinster showdown for Dublin and Wexford. Ciarán Whelan and David Tubridy preview the Connacht and Munster football finals.
5/5/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 46 seconds
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Limerick mortal after all | Leinster needs Dublin out of Croker

Rory O'Neill is joined by Shane McGrath, Lee Keegan, Michael Foley, Niall McCoy and Eoin Ryan to review a dramatic weekend of hurling and football championship action, which saw Limerick beaten for the first time in almost four years and Dublin pushed all the way by Kildare in Leinster.
5/1/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Championship: Cheddar Plunkett, Conor Glass and Niall McNamee

In the latest episode of The Championship, Cheddar Plunkett, Conor Glass and Niall McNamee join Damian Lawlor to preview all of the weekend's championship football and hurling action.
4/28/202326 minutes, 47 seconds
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Big calls for Brian Lohan and Henry v Derek | Ulster and Leinster SFC semi-finals

Shane McGrath joins Jacqui Hurley and Rory O'Neill to look ahead to another big weekend of provincial hurling championship action while Enda McGinley and Niall McCoy preview the football action with semi-finals in both Leinster and Ulster.
4/27/202359 minutes, 49 seconds
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Waterford rattle Limerick | Offaly down the Royals

We've seen the defending All-Ireland hurling and football champions, but Limerick and Kerry had very different challenges as both start their campaigns with a win. Jacqui Hurley and Rory O'Neill are joined by Jackie Tyrrell and Ciarán Whelan to discuss the weekend's action
4/24/202357 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Championship: Anthony Cunningham, Tom Parsons and Gearoid Hegarty

Damian Lawlor previews a weekend which sees the reigning All-Ireland football and hurling champions, Kerry and Limerick, make their first appearances of the year. Former Galway hurling and Roscommon football manager Anthony Cunningham, Limerick hurler Gearoid Hegarty and GPA CEO Tom Parsons are Damian's guests.
4/21/202327 minutes, 33 seconds
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'Maddest game of hurling ever' on the cards? | Kerry & Dublin the only sure things this football weekend

Ahead of a massive weekend of football and hurling, Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill are joined by Eamonn Fitzmaurice and Shane Dowling to look ahead to the action. The hurling gets underway in Munster and Leinster, while there are a host of interesting provincial football matches across the four provinces.
4/20/20231 hour, 36 minutes, 4 seconds
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Safety nets equal cracking football | Lee Keegan on an Ulster SFC classic

Lee Keegan joins Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill to look back on a classic clash between Monaghan and Tyrone on Sunday. Defensive, robotic and lateral... football has had its fair share of criticism of late but all those complaints went out the window in Omagh as Monaghan fought back to beat Tyrone.
4/17/202333 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Championship: Down's progress, New York target, camogie preview

Recently retired Down football Kevin McKernan talks to Damian Lawlor about his career and influence of his father Brendan who was corner back on the '91 All-Ireland winning team. Also New York footballer Jamie Boyle looks ahead to the Sligo game and Aoife Sheehan on the camogie league finals.
4/14/202327 minutes, 16 seconds
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Football feast or football famine as we say farewell to Costello and Horgan

Enda McGinley and Niall McCoy join Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill to look ahead to the two Ulster SFC matches taking place this weekend. The lads also reflect on the careers of John Costello, the retiring Dublin CEO, and Fergal Horgan, the resigning hurling referee.
4/13/202348 minutes, 18 seconds
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Football Championship starts with a bang | Limerick's latest display of strength

David Tubridy and Shane McGrath join Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill to review the first weekend of the football championship and the Allianz Hurling League final. David is in fine fettle after Clare's superb win over Cork in the Munster Championship, while Shane is left wondering what can be done to stop the Limerick winning machine.
4/10/20231 hour
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The Championship: Brennan on the Dubs, hurling final preview

Damian Lawlor talks to former Dublin footballer Ger Brennan on Stephen Cuxton's return, while also looking ahead to the clash of Roscommon v Mayo. Former Laois boss Séamas 'Cheddar' Plunkett previews the Division 1 hurling final clash of Limerick and Kilkenny.
4/7/202327 minutes, 13 seconds
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McGinley & Fitzmaurice on new football landscape | Tyrrell on hurling league final

With the football championship upon us, Enda McGinley and Eamonn Fitzmaurice join Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill to look ahead to the all new format, while Jackie Tyrrell previews the hurling league final. Are the provincials on life support? Can Armagh flick a switch? Are Roscommon perfectly placed? And who will win the whole thing?
4/6/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 56 seconds
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Is a win as good as a rest? Mayo to find out | Future of provincial championships

Ciaran Whelan and Mick Foley of the Sunday Times join Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill to look back on the Allianz Football League finals. Mayo are champions, but Galway get a week in Portugal. Dublin are out of the second tier, but what did they learn? The lads try to avoid All-Ireland predictions, but Mick took it further than others.
4/3/202358 minutes, 6 seconds
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Peter Canavan on league finals | When rivalry and momentum trump caution

Peter Canavan and Niall McCoy join Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill to preview the four Allianz League finals. But first we get to root of Peter's alleged nickname 'Peter Petrol' (according to Wikipedia).
3/30/202357 minutes, 25 seconds
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Is Cluxton on road to management? | Who takes Kilkenny's frees come Championship? | RTÉ GAA Podcast

Eamonn Fitzmaurice and Shane McGrath join Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill to look back on the weekend's Allianz League action. Eamonn looks at Galway's development and reflects on Stephen Cluxton's shock return, while Shane considers the strengths of an ever-improving Limerick side.
3/27/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ciaran Whelan on the rise of player power | Jackie Tyrrell on the league semi-finals

Ciaran Whelan and Jackie Tyrrell join Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill to look ahead to the weekend's action. Whelo reflects on a tumultuous week in Donegal as Paddy Carr stepped down as manager, while Jackie looks at two good hurling semi-finals.
3/23/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 1 second
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We're all living in Louth and Mayo's world | Kilkenny developing but where are Waterford's goals

Enda McGinley and Shane McGrath join Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill to reflect on the weekend's football and hurling respectively. The form of Louth and Mayo standout in football, while Shane is impressed by Kilkenny's progress adapting to a new system.
3/20/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 32 seconds
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Tubridy missing the Division 2 battle | Jacobs on new boss bounce and skorts

David Tubridy and Ursula Jacob join Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill to preview the weekend's Allianz League action. All the intrigue is at the foot of Division 2 of the football (what's new?). Ursula takes a look at how the Division 1 tables are shaping up and suggests it is the new managers who have taken the most from the league.
3/16/202356 minutes, 46 seconds
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Goal hungry Tipperary, Cork humility, Kelly wizardry, plus Liam Kearns tribute

Jackie Tyrrell joins MIkey Stafford and Rory O'Neill to look back on the weekend's Allianz Hurling League action, as the race to be Leinster's third team cools down. We also have Michael Duignan's tribute to Liam Kearns, who died suddenly on Sunday.
3/13/202343 minutes, 30 seconds
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Shane Dowling on Wexford's potential resurrection plus the clampdown on info and water

Shane Dowling joins Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill to look ahead to the weekend's Allianz League action. They also discuss Kilkenny siege mentality, the GAA's information blackout during games and the encouraging rise of Kildare hurling.
3/9/202355 minutes, 55 seconds
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Mayo no dummies, Tyrone fight back, Dublin issues and the only way to stop diving

Eamonn Fitzmaurice and Niall McCoy join Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill to reflect on the weekend's Allianz Football League action. The lads also tackle the apparent rise of diving in the game.
3/6/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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Whelan and McGinley preview Derry v Dublin and an 'intriguing' Division 1 weekend

Enda McGinley and Ciaran Whelan are up early in the morning to preview Dublin v Derry with Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill. The lads also look ahead to Mayo-Roscommon and Tyrone-Kerry, in what promises to be an intriguing weekend in the league nobody (bar Roscommon maybe) really wants to win.
3/2/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 21 seconds
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Fitzmaurice praises deadly Derry | McGrath on a Model shambles in Wexford Park

Eamonn Fitzmaurice and Shane McGrath join Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill to look back on the weekend's football and hurling action. Derry v Dublin is shaping up to be a big game in Division 2 but right now Derry look the Division 1 team stuck in the second tier, while Dublin are struggling for a spark. Shane relives the agony of Wexford Park.
2/27/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 16 seconds
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Canavan on Donaghy's return to Tralee | Tyrrell on inter-provincial hurling scrap

Peter Canavan, Jackie Tyrrell and Conor Neville of RTÉ.ie join Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill to look ahead to the weekend's Allianz Football and Hurling League action. We ask Peter about coaching potential of Kieran McGeeney, while Jackie weighs in on Leinster v Munster debate.
2/23/202351 minutes, 33 seconds
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Second half collapses, match-winning finishers and referee woes

Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill stage a counselling session for Armagh fan Niall McCoy and Clare stalwart David Tubridy after their counties' second half collapses against Roscommon and Kildare respectively. Plus the winning efforts of subs across divisions highlighted the importance of panel depth in the congested season.
2/20/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 8 seconds
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Previews, Presidents and a Pandora's box

Ciarán Whelan, Éamonn Fitzmaurice and Darragh Maloney join Rory O'Neill to preview the weekend's Allianz Football League action including Mayo v Kerry and Cork v Dublin. And they debate what the remits of a GAA President's role should be ahead of the 2023 Congress.
2/16/202353 minutes, 50 seconds
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Limerick's scary panel depth and the scourge of the bad handpass in hurling

Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill are joined by referee Barry Kelly and Shane McGrath to review a surprisingly one-sided weekend of hurling. There is also some talk about the problem of the handpass in hurling, with Barry saying inter-county referees are expected in Dublin on Wednesday to discuss the issue.
2/13/20231 hour, 1 minute, 4 seconds
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Davy's eternal fire and place for smaller hurler in modern game | Tyrrell and Keys on hurling

Jackie Tyrrell and Colm Keys of the Irish Independent join Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill to look ahead to the weekend's Allianz League action. There is also some discussion on Davy Fitzgerald's need for drama, which Jackie confirms Brian Cody could also use to his advantage on occasion.
2/9/202349 minutes, 37 seconds
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Canavan backs O'Rourke's Sigerson stance | McGrath on a competitive first weekend

Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill are joined by Peter Canavan and Shane McGrath to look back on the first double weekend of the Allianz League. Peter backs Colm O'Rourke on Sigerson Cup, while Shane enjoyed a competitive opening weekend in the hurling.
2/6/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 49 seconds
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Hurling needs a middle class and football S&C puzzle | Tyrrell and Tubridy preview league weekend

Jackie Tyrrell, David Tubridy and Michael Foley of the Sunday Times join Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill to look ahead to the weekend's action. The status of the hurling league, Kilkenny's future, football S&C plans and the latest on Glen-Crokes.
2/2/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 52 seconds
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Whelan and Fitzmaurice review the league without reading too much into it

Ciaran Whelan and Eamonn Fitzmaurice join Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill to look back on the opening round of the Allianz Football League. Big wins for Donegal, Roscommon, Meath and Clare - but no one is getting carried away in the last week of January.
1/30/202349 minutes, 13 seconds
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Lee Keegan and Peter Canavan on club final fallout and start of league

Lee Keegan and Peter Canavan join Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill to preview the start of the Allianz Football League and reflect on the fallout from the All-Ireland club final.
1/26/202348 minutes, 50 seconds
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The future of GAA broadcasting as new deal heralds a new era

As Sky Sports exits the GAA market and streaming takes a more significant role in broadcasting inter-county games, the future of the GAA's media rights look like a very interesting place. Paul Rouse joins Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill to look at the implications for viewers and broadcasters alike.
10/27/202231 minutes, 15 seconds
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Whelan & Fitzmaurice on GAA's escalating discipline issues & Dublin club conundrum

Éamonn Fitzmaurice and Ciaran Whelan join Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill to discuss the latest in a string of serious discipline breaches in the GAA. Is this a new phenomenon or is phone footage now just capturing more of the incidents that occur? How will the GAA cope with these breaches?
10/20/202246 minutes, 46 seconds
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Performance coaches at centre of GAA thinking | Brendan Maher on new Offaly role

This week, Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill are joined by Brendan Maher and Denis Walsh. A three-time All-Ireland winner with Tipperary, Brendan has joined Johnny Kelly's Offaly backroom team as performance coach. He discusses the role, the prospect of working with his brother and how he went from primary school teacher to performance consultant.
10/5/202233 minutes, 21 seconds
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'I've great confidence she'll do it | Liam O'Neill on Mary McAleese and GAA integration

With the news that Mary McAleese has been appointed independent chairperson of the integration process between the Camogie Association, the GAA and the LGFA, Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill chat to former GAA president Liam O'Neill about his own efforts to merge the associations.
9/29/202243 minutes, 3 seconds
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Dessie Dolan's first interview as Westmeath football manager

New Westmeath senior football manager Dessie Dolan joins Mikey Stafford, Rory O'Neill and Niall McCoy to talk about his first management gig (not involving a team in his school). The former All-Star forward says it was impossible to say no to his own county and is relishing building on the Tailteann Cup success of this summer.
9/22/202247 minutes, 5 seconds
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'It's a disease! A madness!' | Kevin McStay on return to management with Mayo | RTÉ GAA Podcast

Ahead of his official unveiling as the new Mayo football manager, Kevin McStay joined Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill on the podcast one last time. The former pundit gave some insight into the testing appointment process, the selection of his star-studded backroom team and what he has been doing since landing his dream job.
9/13/202245 minutes, 13 seconds
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'I felt numb' after Roscommon incident | Two referees tell us their experiences | RTÉ GAA Podcast

Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill are joined by two club referees - Barry Kelly and Marty Coyle -to discuss their own experiences in the wake of the alleged assault on Kevin Naughton in Roscommon.
9/8/202246 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Championship: Glen Dimplex All-Ireland Camogie final preview

Ann Downey and Gemma O'Connor look ahead to Sunday's senior camogie decider, with Downey commenting that Kilkenny have been rebuilding 'on the hoof', while O'Connor is looking for greater fluidity in the Cork attack.
8/5/202227 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ursula Jacob on Cork-Kilkenny camogie final | Shane Walsh and urban-rural divide | RTÉ GAA Podcast

Old foes Kilkenny and Cork meet in Sunday's Glen Dimplex Senior All-Ireland Championship final and Mikey Stafford is joined by Ursula Jacob and Marie Crowe to preview the Croke Park showdown. There is also discussion of Shane Walsh's potential transfer to Dublin and the divide between urban and rural GAA club structures.
8/4/202238 minutes, 59 seconds
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Champs Meath wary of free-scoring Kerry | Masterson previews All-Ireland final | RTÉ GAA Podcast

In a novel final pairing, defending champions Meath take on Kerry in the TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship final, on this week's podcast Mikey Stafford is joined by Denise Masterson and Emma Duffy of the42.ie to look ahead to Sunday's decider.
7/28/202239 minutes, 39 seconds
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Final for piano movers & virtuosos | McStay & Foley on Kerry's win over Galway | RTÉ GAA Podcast

Kerry claimed their 38th All-Ireland title with an entertaining victory over Galway on Sunday. Kevin McStay and Michael Foley join Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill to look back on what may become known as the Clifford-Walsh final.
7/25/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Championship: All-Ireland football final

Killian Burns, Barry Cullinane and Keith Higgins joins Damian Lawlor to look ahead to the All-Ireland football final between Kerry and Galway.
7/22/202227 minutes, 23 seconds
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Kick-passing through the caginess | Fitzmaurice and McStay preview Kerry v Galway | RTÉ GAA Podcast

It's a battle of the Blue Bloods as Kerry face Galway in an All-Ireland final for the first time in 22 years. Eamonn Fitzmaurice was centre-back for Kerry that day (and the replay) and he joins Mikey Stafford, Rory O'Neill and Kevin McStay to preview this year's final.
7/21/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 43 seconds
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Team ethos & heroic half-forward line | Maher & Duignan on Limerick three-in-a-row | RTÉ GAA Podcast

Limerick entered the history books by becoming only the fourth county to achieve a three-in-a-row of All-Ireland hurling titles - Brendan Maher and Michael Duignan join Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill to look back on their fabulous win over Kilkenny.
7/18/202258 minutes, 25 seconds
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Dowling & Tyrrell preview Limerick-Kilkenny hurling final & what now for Tipperary | RTÉ GAA Podcast

It's All-Ireland Hurling Final Thursday so Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill are joined by Limerick All-Ireland winner Shane Dowling and Kilkenny Celtic Cross collector Jackie Tyrrell to look ahead to Limerick v Kilkenny. Plus what next for Tipperary after departure of Colm Bonnar.
7/14/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 3 seconds
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Weight lifted off Kerry as Galway find their way | Fitzmaurice reviews semi-finals | RTÉ GAA Podcast

It is a retro-sounding final as Kerry and Galway will face off in a fortnight's time - Éamonn Fitzmaurice and Michael Foley join Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill to look back on a fascinating pair of semi-finals.
7/11/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 22 seconds
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The Championship: All-Ireland semis, Tailteann Cup final and Seamus McEnaney

Keith Higgins and Niall McNamee join Damian Lawlor to preview the All-Ireland SFC semi-finals and Tailteann Cup final respectively. And recently resigned Monaghan manager Seamus McEnaney discusses the changes to the role across his two spells and the increased toxicity of abuse suffered by managers.
7/8/202226 minutes, 29 seconds
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Trying to call intriguing final 4 | Whelo and Fitzmaurice on football semi-finals| RTÉ GAA Podcast

Eamonn Fitzmaurice and Ciaran Whelan join Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill for the unenviable task of calling the All-Ireland football semi-finals - Galway v Derry and Kerry v Dublin. We also look at Tailteann Cup final between Westmeath and Cavan.
7/7/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 45 seconds
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Limerick have two weeks to prep for improving Cats | Tyrrell & O'Connor on hurling | RTÉ GAA Podcast

Defending champions Limerick will face Kilkenny in the All-Ireland final in under a fortnight after they prevailed in contrasting semi-finals this weekend. Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill are joined by Jackie Tyrrell and Christy O'Connor to look back on Limerick's battle with Galway and Kilkenny's domination of Clare.
7/4/202259 minutes, 25 seconds
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Clare and Limerick cohesiveness key in semis | Cummins and McGrath on hurling | RTÉ GAA Podcast

We're down to the final four in the hurling as we reach the All-Ireland semi-finals, with Clare facing Leinster champions Kilkenny and reigning All-Ireland and Munster kingpins Limerick taking on Galway. Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill are joined by Derek McGrath and Brendan Cummins to look ahead to two intriguing ties.
6/30/202244 minutes, 21 seconds
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Individual responsibility must take precedence | O'Rourke on Galway-Armagh & 3 Qfs | RTÉ GAA Podcast

Quiet weekend of Gaelic football, not much to discuss, but we got Colm O'Rourke on to look back on it anyway with Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill. We jest, obviously. We focus on the epic Galway-Armagh quarter-final, which was marred by a brawl at the end of normal time.
6/27/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 22 seconds
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Battling recency bias on road to Croker | Whelo and Fitzmaurice on quarter-finals | RTÉ GAA Podcast

With up to 140,000 expected through the gates of Croke Park, it's the biggest weekend of the football season thus far, and Ciaran Whelan and Eamonn Fitzmaurice join Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill to look ahead to it.
6/23/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 15 seconds
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Cummins on Clare and Galway | McStay on Tailteann triumph and possible third tier | RTÉ GAA Podcast

Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill are joined by Brendan Cummins and Eoin Ryan to reflect on the All-Ireland hurling quarter-finals, while Kevin McStay and Paul Fitzpatrick of the Anglo-Celt look back on the Tailteann Cup semi-finals.
6/20/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Championship: Hurling and football previews and qualifiers' demise

Shane Dowling and Keith Higgins preview the weekend's action, four-time All-Ireland Hurling final referee Barry Kelly discusses the flaws and complexities of the GAA's disciplinary procedures and ex- Laois, Limerick and Tipperary manager Liam Kearns talks about the demise of the football qualifiers.
6/17/202226 minutes, 54 seconds
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Tyrrell on quarters and 'Trial by TV' | Spillane and Roche on Tailteann semis | RTÉ GAA Podcast

Jackie Tyrrell and Conor Neville join Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill on Wednesday to look ahead to the All-Ireland hurling quarter-finals, while Wexford manager Shane Roche and Pat Spillane preview the Tailteann Cup semi-finals.
6/15/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 32 seconds
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Opportunity knocks for Armagh after draw | Kildare get Mayo'd | McStay on Football | RTÉ GAA Podcast

The All-Ireland SFC quarter-final draw has thrown up some interesting ties after a weekend of intriguing qualifiers. Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill are joined by Kevin McStay and Niall McCoy to look back on the weekend and look ahead to the last-eight.
6/13/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 29 seconds
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Ciaran Whelan & Oisin McConville preview the weekend's football qualifier action

Rory O'Neill is joined by Ciaran Whelan, Oisin McConville and Sunday Times GAA correspondent Michael Foley to preview the weekend's All-Ireland SFC qualifiers.
6/9/20221 hour, 43 seconds
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Mesmeric Munster hurling & Tyrone's limp exit

Derek McGrath reflects on a brilliant Munster SHC decider, while Pat Spillane pores over Tyrone's disappointing defence of Sam Maguire.
6/7/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 2 seconds
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Limerick to launch & can Mayo twist? | Cummins on hurling| Fitzmaurice on football | RTÉ GAA Podcast

Ahead of a big weekend of action in hurling and Gaelic football, Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill are joined by Malachy Clerkin, Brendan Cummins and Eamonn Fitzmaurice.
6/2/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 9 seconds
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Mystifying Donegal beaten by dangerous Derry | Spillane on provincial finals | RTÉ GAA Podcast

After a provincial football final weekend of two halves, Pat Spillane and Niall McCoy join Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill to look back on a disappointing Saturday and an entertaining Sunday.
5/30/202254 minutes, 19 seconds
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THE CHAMPIONSHIP: Provincial football finals and Tailteann Cup

Frankie Dolan and Paddy Bradley are the guests this week with the four football provincial finals down for decision and plenty of action in the Tailteann Cup
5/27/202226 minutes, 24 seconds
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Derry, Galway & Dubs get most nods | Fitzmaurice & McStay preview provincial final | RTÉ GAA Podcast

It's provincial final weekend in Gaelic football and Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill are joined by Kevin McStay and Eamonn Fitzmaurice to look ahead to the action. Kevin thinks it's 'shocking' how the four games have been crammed in together with little or no promotion and asks if Friday nights may need to be considered in a condensed season.
5/26/202255 minutes, 23 seconds
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Questions for Cahill as Déise implode while Wexford arrive | Tyrrell on Hurling | RTE GAA Podcast

Jackie Tyrrell and John Fogarty of the Irish Examiner join Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill after a bizarre weekend of hurling. While Wexford ignited their championship with a rousing win over Kilkenny, Waterford and Tipperary exited with barely a whimper. The lads also react to the football qualifier draw.
5/23/20221 hour, 4 seconds
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THE CHAMPIONSHIP: Tailteann commencing and hurling down for decision

Damian Lawlor is joined by New York captain Jamie Boyle, Mayo hurler Keith Higgins ahead of Christy Ring Cup final, Shane Dowling on provincial round robin finale and former Armagh footballer Caoimhe Marley Morgan on LGPA's Leadership Academy
5/20/202227 minutes, 13 seconds
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Duignan & Dowling preview Super Saturday & Sunday | Alan Costello interview | RTÉ GAA Podcast

Michael Duignan and Shane Dowling join Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill to preview the final round of Munster, Leinster and Joe McDonagh games as hurling's round robins reach a fascinating conclusion. Mikey catches up with Wicklow football joint manager Alan Costello ahead of their Tailteann Cup clash at home to Waterford.
5/19/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 11 seconds
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O'Rourke on Tailteann and reborn Dubs | Tyrrell on rise of hurling 'simulation' | RTÉ GAA Podcast

Colm O'Rourke, Jackie Tyrrell and Colm Keys of the Irish Independent look back on the weekend's action with Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill, while we also reflect on first Tailteann Cup draw.
5/16/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 41 seconds
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THE CHAMPIONSHIP: Shanahan on Waterford v Cork, Bolton on Kildare's big weekend

Damian Lawlor is joined by Dan Shanahan, Keith Higgins, Shane Dowling and Kildare Under-20 selector Emmet Bolton
5/13/202226 minutes, 39 seconds
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McConville previews Derry v Monaghan | Cummins on Limerick need for good headlines | RTÉ GAA Podcast

Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill are joined by Oisín McConville, Brendan Cummins and Marty Morrissey to look ahead to the weekend's action. But first there is time to quiz Oisín on pitch dimensions and which grounds he considered 'tight'. Brendan gives his take on Limerick's situation after events on Monday morning.
5/12/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 20 seconds
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Whelan on flexible Donegal and Tailteann mystery | McGrath on 'off' Limerick | RTÉ GAA Podcast

After a weekend that saw a couple of favourites shaken, but none stirred, Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill are joined by Michael Foley, Ciaran Whelan and Derek McGrath to look back on the action.
5/9/202256 minutes, 22 seconds
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Cooper on Kerry versus Cork| Dalo on Clare Rising and Tipp's impending doom | RTÉ GAA Podcast

There are only four games on the agenda this weekend but still lots to discuss, as Colm Cooper, Anthony Daly and commentating legend Ger Canning join Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill. Colm recalls some of the livelier moments in this derby and predicts a big outing for David Clifford, while Dalo revels in Clare's strong start in Munster.
5/5/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 3 seconds
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McStay on Dublin's 'strongest of statements' | McGrath on a cohesive Clare | RTÉ GAA Podcast

Mikey Stafford and Rory O’Neill are joined by Kevin McStay, Shane McGrath and Conor Neville of RTÉ Sport to look back on the weekend’s action. Kevin lauds a ‘tactically perfect’ Derry for the emphatic win over a malfunctioning Tyrone and Clare impress Shane.
5/2/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 34 seconds
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THE CHAMPIONSHIP: Higgins on bouncing back | Dowling awaits Cork response

On this week's episode of The Championship, Damian Lawlor is joined by Shane Dowling and Keith Higgins to look ahead to weekend, Turlough O'Brien assesses the Leinster SFC and Gemma Begley discusses GPA's LGBTQ+ research.
4/29/202226 minutes, 32 seconds
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McGrath on hurling Master v Apprentice | O'Rourke killing the romance in Leinster | RTÉ GAA Podcast

Derek McGrath, Colm O’Rourke and Colm Keys of the Irish Independent join Mikey Stafford and Rory O’Neill to look ahead to the weekend action. Derek on the Cody-Shefflin, Master v Apprentice clash and Colm struggling to see any shocks on big weekend of Leinster football
4/28/20221 hour, 28 minutes
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Dowling on Limerick's depth | McStay on Galway's room for improvement | RTÉ GAA Podcast

Shane Dowling, Kevin McStay and Michael Foley of The Sunday Times join Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill to look back on the weekend's Championship action. Limerick consolidated their status as All-Ireland favourites with their win over Waterford. Galway's win over Mayo owed a lot to the Tribesmen's defensive showing than their attack.
4/25/20221 hour, 30 minutes, 25 seconds
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RTÉ GAA Podcast: Whelo on football appeals, Dalo on potential for phoney war in Limerick

It’s a huge weekend of Championship action and to look ahead to it Mikey Stafford and Rory O’Neill are joined by Ciaran Whelan, Damian Lawlor, Anthony Daly and Denis Walsh of The Sunday Times.
4/21/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 11 seconds
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Cork devoured once more by the Green Monster | Jackie Tyrrell on hurling weekend | RTÉ GAA Podcast

Jackie Tyrrell joins Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill to reflect on the opening round of the All-Ireland hurling championship. Limerick proved the league counts for nowt as they shrugged off their lack of form and doled out another beating to a Cork team who have no answer for Limerick's game.
4/19/202242 minutes, 36 seconds
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Limerick's gamble and Leinster lags behind | Hurling championship preview | RTÉ GAA Podcast

The Leinster and Munster hurling championships start this weekend, so Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill are joined by Liam Sheedy and Philip Lanigan to look ahead to the action. The round robin is back and Liam explains just what is entailed in negotiating that four-game campaign in Munster.
4/14/202240 minutes, 53 seconds
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The pre-Easter championship preview with Eamonn Fitzmaurice & Malachy Clerkin | RTÉ GAA Podcast

We haven't even eaten our Easter eggs yet and we're looking ahead to the first weekend of the All-Ireland football championship. Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill are joined by Malachy Clerkin and Eamonn Fitzmaurice to look ahead to the new look, early summer championship.
4/13/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 25 seconds
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Football & camogie league finals with Valerie Mulcahy | Ailish Considine interview | RTÉ GAA Podcast

Valerie Mulcahy joins Mikey Stafford and Rory O’Neill to look ahead to the novel Lidl National League final pairing of Meath and Donegal. As well as the Littlewoods Ireland Camogie League final between Cork and Galway. Ahead of the AFLW Grand Final, Mikey catches up with Ailish Considine of the Adelaide Crows.
4/7/202247 minutes, 26 seconds
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'Step 1 complete' as Waterford send message | Kerry and Clifford hammer Mayo | RTÉ GAA Podcast

Derek McGrath, Ciaran Whelan and Conor McKeon join Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill to reflect on Allianz League finals weekend, which saw Waterford hurlers beat Cork and Kerry footballers savage Mayo.
4/4/202245 minutes, 35 seconds
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Anthony Daly on a coming Cork team | Pat Spillane on Kerry's 'issues' | RTÉ GAA Podcast

It's Allianz League final weekend and Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill are joined by Anthony Daly and Pat Spillane to preview the weekend action. Anthony was hugely impressed by Cork and says they have built a squad to rival Waterford's. Pat has some thoughts on the top forwards of the league. Should frees count when assessing the best scorers?
3/30/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 55 seconds
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Dubs drop down and the future of GAA in Belfast | RTÉ GAA Podcast

Rory O’Neill is joined by Michael Foley, Eamon Fitzmaurice and Dónal Óg Cusack to talk about the week’s GAA action, including Dublin’s relegation from the top flight of the NFL and what needs to be done to help hurling and GAA in Belfast.
3/28/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 45 seconds
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Whelan on football league climax | Jacob on hurling semi-finals | RTÉ GAA Podcast

It's a pivotal weekend in the Allianz Football League. Ciaran Whelan joins Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill to discuss the tightness of Division 1 and the farcical scheduling in Division 4. Ursula Jacob joins the lads to look ahead to the Allianz Hurling League semi-finals.
3/23/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 49 seconds
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Tribesmen on a quest and life on the Tailteann bubble | McStay and Clerkin on football | RTÉ GAA Podcast

It was another compelling weekend of football in the Allianz League, with Kevin McStay and Malachy Clerkin joining Mikey Stafford and Rory O’Neill. We discuss life on the bubble of the Tailteann Cup, as Fermanagh rage about the point that wasn’t in Mullingar and Limerick and Louth set course for the Sam Maguire.
3/21/202256 minutes, 48 seconds
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Whelan on Tailteann snakes and ladders | McGrath on search for meaningful hurling | RTÉ GAA Podcast

Ahead of a bumper weekend of Allianz League action, Mikey Stafford and Rory O’Neill are joined by Colm Keys of the Irish Independent, Ciaran Whelan and Derek McGrath.
3/17/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 18 seconds
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Dublin find their mojo, Cork shambles and GPA's next step | Spillane on football | RTÉ GAA Podcast

Pat Spillane and Niall McCoy join Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill to review the weekend's Allianz League action and discuss the row brewing between the GPA and GAA over expenses. Plus Pat relives his soaking in Tralee for Kerry v Mayo.
3/14/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 50 seconds
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Relegation battle of Healy Park & Derry's rise | Fitzmaurice & O'Kane on football | RTÉ GAA podcast

Eamonn Fitzmaurice and Cahair O'Kane of the Irish News join Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill to look ahead to a pivotal weekend in Allianz Football League. Dublin travel to Omagh for a relegation showdown with Tyrone, while at the other end of the table, Kerry and Mayo look to keep their unbeaten runs going.
3/10/202255 minutes, 13 seconds
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Waterford building the best matchday 20 | Anthony Daly on hurling | RTÉ GAA Podcast

Anthony Daly joins Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill to relive his aborted trip to Cusack Park, reflect on another huge performance by Waterford and assess another Limerick red card.
3/7/202241 minutes, 20 seconds
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Donal Óg Cusack tackles the handpass | Weekend previews | RTÉ GAA Podcast

Donal Óg Cusack joins Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill to preview the weekend's Allianz Hurling League fixtures, with a focus on Limerick's trip to Cusack Park to take on rivals Clare, Dublin versus Kilkenny, Cork hosting Galway and Tipperary in Waterford.
3/3/202248 minutes, 26 seconds
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Sheedy on Limerick and Egan's managerial qualities | Spillane on Dublin slump | RTÉ GAA Podcast

Mikey Stafford and Rory O’Neill are joined by Conor McKeon, Liam Sheedy and Pat Spillane. Liam believes John Kiely will be hoping Limerick get their lapses of concentration out of the system before championship. Pat suggests the Dubs are lacking hunger and a decent transition to attack.
2/28/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 2 seconds
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Marty Morrissey on congress| Dalo on improving Wexford | Whelan on Dubs v Kildare | RTÉ GAA Podcast

Ahead of Congress, Mikey Stafford and Rory O’Neill are joined by RTÉ GAA Correspondent Marty Morrissey to look at some of the more significant motions on the agenda, while Ciaran Whelan looks ahead to the weekend’s Allianz Football League matches, with Anthony Daly previewing the hurling.
2/24/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 59 seconds
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February madness and Dubs lose faith | Fitzmaurice and O'Rourke on football | RTÉ GAA Podcast

As the weather struck this weekend Colm O'Rourke and Eamonn Fitzmaurice join Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill to ask if the GAA's new split season is damaging inter-county game already. Eamonn spotted some worrying developments Dublin's latest defeat, while Colm fears for Leinster football as Meath and Kildare both fail to win.
2/21/202256 minutes, 22 seconds
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Tyrone take medicine and Miracle of London | McStay and Clerkin on football | RTÉ GAA Podcast

Kevin McStay and Malachy Clerkin join Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill to look ahead to the weekend's Allianz Football League action, with a healthy focus on Divisions 4, 3 and 2. London and Limerick have been the stories of early spring, but for the latter could promotion from Division 3 and missing out on the Tailteann Cup be a bad thing?
2/17/202253 minutes, 8 seconds
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Limerick 'edge' and poor Tipp v Kilkenny game | Hurling with Shane Dowling | RTÉ GAA Podcast

Former Limerick hurler Shane Dowling joins Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill. Shane reflects on Gearóid Hegarty's red card in Limerick's loss to Galway, Rory discusses the Mark Keane experiment in Cork and, on Valentine's Day, Mikey declares his love for Rory O'Connor. Shane also passes judgement on Tipperary-Kilkenny game.
2/14/202242 minutes, 25 seconds