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      What You Missed On The World Service: Dunphy v Ken

      Ken remains in the midst of a cigarette crisis. To calm him, we asked someone to rob his bike and invited Eamon Dunphy into studio to debate him. Then, we asked him to jump in a fake shower with Murph to record a promo for the Dunphy v Ken extravaganza.



      Ep 1061: Irish Provinces In Control, Grobler Makes Munster Debut, GAA's First Shoot-Out - 15/01/2018

      Munster might be kicking themselves after losing narrowly in Paris to Racing 92, but going into the last weekend of the European Rugby Champions Cup pool stages our 3 provinces all lead their pools. Gordon D'Arcy and Shane Horgan look back over another positive weekend of results, and talk about what we can learn from the Gerbrandt Grobler controversy, as the South African lock previously banned for 2 years for PED use made his Munster 'A' debut. And as Meath emerge victorious in the...



      Ep 1060: English Football's New Clasico, Messi's Millions, MON Remains - 15/01/18

      A seven-goal thriller full of fantastic football and moments of sublime skill executed at blistering speed. And no mind-games, insults or bad feeling - just mutual respect and appreciation. Has Liverpool v Manchester City emerged as the Clasico of the Premier League? Jurgen Klopp's team aren't contenders to win the Premier League but they showed the rest of the league that when it comes to playing City, who dares might just win. Meanwhile Paul Lambert has taken over at Stoke City, meaning...



      What You Missed On The World Service This Week: Showering With Roy

      Jump in with Eoin, Murph and Roy Keane for some of the week's highlights on the Second Captains World Service.



      Ep 1055: Coutinho’s Mysterious Move, Anatomy Of A Managerial Feud, Barca Underwhelmed - 08/01/18

      Philippe Coutinho has joined Barcelona, as expected, but why did the Spanish club make it happen now instead of waiting until the summer? Meanwhile today is a historic day for English football, which is introducing Video Assistant Refereeing for the first time in tonight's FA Cup match, but the way they are doing it looks all wrong to Ken. Gabriele Marcotti joins us to talk about why Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte seem to loathe each other so much. And Dermot Corrigan tells us how...



      Ep 1054: Leinster's Air Jordan, Munster's Paris Test, Goal, Try Or Touchdown - 08/01/2018

      The Jordan Larmour hype train has officially left the station and is picking up speed, and heading towards the 6 Nations. After his wonder-try against Munster at Thomond Park, Leinster's latest superstar-in-waiting scored twice against Ulster to finish off this round of interpro's in style. Eoin Reddan and Gerry Thornley try and come up with one good reason why Larmour shouldn't feature for Ireland this spring, what sort of Joe Schmidt game plan he would fit into, and why Munster have their...



      Ep 1049: New Year's Day Special With Dara O Briain And David O'Doherty - 01/01/18

      Happy New Year everybody! And to ring in 2018, it’s time for one last look at one of the highlights of 2017. Recorded live at Langton’s Ballroom in Kilkenny City for the Kilkenny Cat Laughs comedy festival, here’s our chat with two of Ireland’s greatest comedians Dara Ó Briain and David O’Doherty. Previously only for fully subscribed members, we present it here to the general public, as an indication of the sort of crazy nonsense that goes on behind that beautiful World Service curtain.



      Ep 1039: What Lies Beneath, Man City’s “Glocalisation”, Griezmann’s Gaffe, Sparky’s Blue - 18/12/17

      Manchester City have been making all the other Premier League teams look very ordinary, but how should we feel about the corporate empire that underpins their glorious football? Can we consider the football separately from what lies beneath? We discuss Ferran Soriano’s global vision as detailed to the Guardian’s Giles Tremlett. Is it a vision the rest of us can feel comfortable with? Human rights researcher Nick McGeehan joins us on the line to talk more about the power behind Guardiola’s t...



      Ep 1040: Awards Apoplexy, Smart Munster, Dogged Leinster, Moorefield Miracle - 18/12/2017

      For the second time in a week, all 4 Irish provinces were victorious in Europe - Shane Horgan and Gerry Thornley give us plenty of reasons to be cheerful heading into the interprovincial games over the Christmas. Munster capitalised on Leicester indiscipline, while Leinster gutted it out to wear down Exeter in a thriller in the Aviva on Saturday evening. Throw in Ulster's try-fest on Friday, and it was a very satisfying couple of days all round. Ronan Sweeney scored the goal that...



      Live At Liberty Hall Theatre: What You Missed On The World Service This Week

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