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Talking Rugby, the longest running show of The World’s Talking, is a weekly rugby podcast like no other, where it is fans and not pundits who take centre stage. With a strong Irish flavour, Talking Rugby attempts to comprehensively discuss and dissect the latest stories and matches of the 15-man code. We have had rugby fans contribute from all over the world, including England, Scotland, Luxembourg, Canada, South Africa and of course Ireland! We are passionate about the game and our humble a ...
 
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'We're moving an entire league up a division. It's first time it's ever happened in the USA'. United Soccer League President Jake Edwards outlines an historical project taking place in American sport as the USL gains Division Two status. 'We're going from 10 teams to over 30. There's almost $10 million being invested in connecting every single stad…
 
It takes courage for any player to leave their homeland in order to test themselves in a foreign environment. Scott Jamieson sought his new challenge in a very unfamiliar territory - Sweden.The former Australian international swapped Sydney sunshine for Scandinavian shores in a bid to expand his footballing horizon.After enjoying a successful caree…
 
'To say it's remote would be an understatement. You're completely locking yourself away and just focusing on the job. The wind has caused my hair to be completely horizontal at this stage'.Former Rangers star Maurice Ross describes his day-to-day life as he gets to grips with managing Tvøroyrar Bóltfelag in the Faroe Islands. As a player, Maurice w…
 
'Everywhere you went in Blackpool, people were talking about it. Going to the likes of Old Trafford and Stamford Bridge and taking on the best players in the world, you were really pinching yourself. Those three or four years were incredible and something I'll never ever forget.'Blackpool legend Stephen Crainey reflects on a period at Blackpool FC …
 
'I was really in a bad place. It was a horrible time for me. The harder I worked, the more injuries I seemed to get. As a footballer, when you're trying everything and doing all the right things, but your body lets you down, it's not nice'. Former club captain and Crystal Palace legend, Paddy McCarthy, opens up about the struggles professional foot…
 
Sam Allardyce is finally up and running at Crystal Palace as the London side prepare to host his old club Sunderland.The Black Cats are going through rough period and all the pressure is on David Moyes.Joining Dave O'Grady and Gareth Morgan on the #SportdecInsight is Sportdec's own Stephen Elliott. The former Sunderland striker gives us a clear ind…
 
'Show me the money' and 'you had me at hello' are famous lines from the award-winning 90's rom-com Jerry Maguire, staring Tom Cruise. However, this stage of the movie is one that British football coach Matt Ward hasn't reached just yet. In fact, the dynamic ex-soldier has been rubbing shoulders with some of football's greats out in Asia. And this a…
 
Dave O'Grady and Gareth Morgan are back with the #SportdecInsight this week. Coming up:Jeremy Smith from FrenchFootballWeekly.com joins the lads to discuss the three-way battle at the top of Ligue 1. Emre Sarigul, co-found of Turkish-Football.com talks about the incredible rise of Istanbul Basaksehir and how they are changing the face of Turkish fo…
 
Dave O'Grady brings you the Irish soccer show this week. He is joined by Extra Time's Pete Kelly to discuss Roy Keane's appointment at Aston Villa along with the World Cup and much more. On the LOI GoalMouth section Dave speaks to Cork City recruit John O'Flynn about coming back to the League of Ireland. Get involved, contact the show by mailing Da…
 
On the show this week, Dave O'Grady is joined by Irish women's soccer star Karen Duggan who looks back at their great result in Russia. James Carew tells us how PogMoGoal has gone global with their new magazine and Gareth Morgan fills us in on Damien Duff and A-League football. Contact the show, mail Dave@TalkingSport.org.…
 
On the show this week, Dave O'Grady is joined by Irish Women's Soccer star Áine O'Gorman and FAI Communications Executive Stephen Finn who tells us all about Futsal!There is also a good debate with 3 Irish soccer journalists about Ireland's 70th place in the Fifa World Rankings. Get involved, email Dave@TalkingSport.org…
 
On the show this week, Dave O'Grady speaks to Dundalk defender Andy Boyle about their season so far. He also catches up with YBIG's Liam Murray who tells us about the Irish fans who took on the Northern Ireland fans in East Belfast. There's a debate with 3 Irish soccer journalists about the Irish team ahead of Sunday's friendly with Turkey. Get inv…
 
On the YBIG Football Show this week, Dave O’Grady catches up with Reuters Journalist Philip O’Connor and Joe McCarthy from the Irish Abroad website about Dublin’s bit to be a Euro 2020 host city. ExtraTime.ie journalist Pete Kelly looks at the Carlsberg National 5-A-Side tournament while Goal Ireland’s Ronan Murphy discusses all the latest action f…
 
On the YBIG Football Show this week, Dave O'Grady will be chats to ExtraTime journalist Pete Kelly about the Macron Galway Cup. Liam Murray of YBIG tells us about Damien Duff's YBIG 7-aside Kings tournament taking place in June while Perth Glory's programme editor Gareth Morgan gives us the low-down about Irish players in the English leagues, inclu…
 
Due to the bank holiday weekend, we decided to look back through the YBIG Football Show archive and pick out 2 cracking interviews.Dave O'Grady spoke to FAI Ceo John Delaney at Christmas about the appointment of O'Neill and Keane. We also have an interview from 2 years ago with former Ireland star Alan McLoughlin about a fantastic career!…
 
Shane Long shows respect to his former club by refusing to celebrate. Is this a good or bad trait in modern day footballers?Wes Hoolahan produces another fine performance for Norwich City and Irish fans will enjoy a Euro 88 reunion in Gelsenkirchen for the Euro clash with Germany. We have a packed YBIG Football Show this week with our new LOI GoalM…
 
Another campaign is over and once again Irish fans look for better things to come in the future. On the YBIG Football Show this week, Dave O'Grady is joined by Pearse Corcoran of ExtraTime.ie, Ger McCarthy (Setanta Sports / Irish Examiner), Philip O'Connor of Reuters and Joe McCarthy of the Irish players abroad website. Coming up: - An end to a dis…
 
Dave is in Turkey for two weeks so Alan is once again stand-in host on Talking Rugby Podcast! In this episode the main focus of the show is the big Irish derby in Limerick where Leinster come to Limerick looking for their fifth consecutive win againt Munster. We also talk Ulster and Connacht while we chat about the Rugby Championship and the Top14.…
 
History for Zebre, disappointment for Leinster while Ulster get out of the blocks. It's do or die for South Africa in the Rugby Championship while New Zealand hope for 'same again'.On Talking Rugby this week, Dave O'Grady is joined by All Blacks fan Matt and Ulster fan William, making his grand return to the Talking Rugby Podcast. -----------------…
 
The diesel has run out on Trapattoni's World Cup train. The Italian has parted company with the Irish football team and a new dawn approaches. Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has teamed up with gay rights charity Stonewall to tackle homophobia in the modern game. On the YBIG Football Show this week, Dave O'Grady is joined by Paddy Power, Reuters journa…
 
After Mayo dump Tyrone out of the Football Championship, it's the old rivalry revisited as the pacey Dubs meet the Kingdom! On Talking GAA this week, Dave O'Grady is joined by GAA Correspondent Coilin Duffy, Kevin Bolger of GAABanter.com and Former Offaly footballer Roy Malone to look at the cracking football championship of 2013.There was also som…
 
Andy Keogh has taken to Twitter to vent his disappointment having been left out of Ireland's squad. Andy Reid, is back in business for Forest, while James McCarthy's transfer looks imminent!On the YBIG Football Show this week Dave O'Grady is joined by Irish Star jounalist Mark McCadden, YBIG's Liam Murray, James Carew of Pog Mo Goal, Neil McDonough…
 
It's been a controversial week for the GAA but it couldn't take away from the achievement of Clare in reaching their first All Ireland final since 2002. Making his debut on Talking GAA was Kevin Bolger of GAABanter.ie, a terrific site involved in reporting and orchestrating true banter between GAA fans. We also chat to freelance GAA Correspondent C…
 
Anthony Daly's Dubs crash out of the hurling championship having given their all in a thrilling semi-final clash with Cork.Limerick take on Clare this week hoping to earn a September date in Croke Park. On this week's show, Dave O'Grady is joined by freelance GAA correspondent Coilin Duffy and Emmet Ryan of Action81.com. Coming up on the show: - Co…
 
It's double delight for Dublin and Cork in both the Football and Hurling Championships so far this year. On Talking GAA this week, Dave O'Grady is joined by Armagh footballer Aaron Kernan to talk about the GPA's association with Pips Charity. We also discuss his work with Elverys Youth Camps and Armagh's chances this year.Former Tipperary hurler/fo…
 
Kilkenny rescued their Leinster campaign with a last gasp draw with Dublin in Portlaoise. Cork are back in the game, while London 'hold up' the Connacht Championship. On Talking GAA this week, Dave O'Grady is joined by Beat Fm's Stephen Long, freelance GAA correspondent Coilin Duffy and Emmet Ryan of Action81.com. Coming up on the Show:- Waterford'…
 
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