SECOND Captains is one of the long-running success stories in Irish podcasting. Ostensibly a sports show led by Eoin McDevitt, Ken Early, and Ciarán Murphy, the former Off The Ball team from Newstalk launched the podcast in mid-2013. two Monday shows are offered for free, with Tuesday-Friday behind a Patreon subscriber model and dubbed ‘The World Service’. It has more than 11,500 subscribers.
Mon, 20 Jan, 2020
Former footballer Richie Sadlier has called for greater supports for players when they retire from the game as he admitted to contemplating suicide after he was forced out due to a hip injury in 2003.
Fri, 12 May, 2017
As Ireland’s selection problems mounted last night, skipper Robbie Keane emphasised that traditional traits can still overcome the technical nous of Bosnia-Herzegovina to book him an international swansong in France next year.
Thu, 12 Nov, 2015
John Giles has aired his disappointment at not being part of the RTÉ panel for tomorrow’s crucial Euro 2016 qualifier and admits he’s unsure if there’s a future for him with the national broadcaster.
Fri, 12 Jun, 2015
“Some of the biggest names in football… they were sitting on the bench, looking for direction. I thought, ‘Jesus Christ. What do I do here?’ And then I thought I’d just better do what got me there in the first place. They seemed to think it was okay, what I did, after a while.”
Sat, 01 Mar, 2014
One of the many interesting little anecdotes that emerged out of the James ’Whitey’ Bulger conviction on Monday was the fact that his lawyers had fought successfully for the Boston gangster to keep possession of a 1986 Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup ring.
Wed, 14 Aug, 2013
At yesterday’s launch of RTÉ’s Euro 2012 coverage, Eamon Dunphy looked out from the top table at a packed room of journalists, photographers and camera crews, and couldn’t help remarking with a grin: “I reckon that there are more people in this room than were watching when John Giles and myself first worked together on RTÉ in 1978.”
Fri, 18 May, 2012