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The Balls.ie podcast network brings you the best and funniest podcast content from the world of Irish sport and beyond. Featuring our twice weekly Three Man Weave podcast on GAA and our World in Union rugby show.

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The Balls.ie podcast network brings you the best and funniest podcast content from the world of Irish sport and beyond. Featuring our twice weekly Three Man Weave podcast on GAA and our World in Union rugby show.

    The Balls.ie Football Quiz: Stump Fynchy - Ep 2

    The Balls.ie Football Quiz: Stump Fynchy - Ep 2

    Introducing our brand new weekly gameshow, a football quiz show where members of the Balls.ie team attempt to "Stump Fynchy"

    Sean Fynch Meehan has ruined office quizzes for manys a moon now. Unfortunately, we are no longer allowed go to our office, so it's only fair we give him the chance to do it over the airwaves. With an impressive and hitherto useless knowledge of football, both mainstream and obscure, nobody has been yet able to Stump Fynchy. 

    On today's episode, Mick McCarthy and Gary Connaughton team up to set a score, answering rapid fire football questions. Sean then has to beat their combined score answering questions of his own. 

    (Any resemblance Stump Fynchy may have to the TV show The Chase is purely coincidental) 

    Play along and shout at the eejitry.

    You can subscribe to the podcast here or search "Balls.ie Podcasts" on all good podcast apps, and if you enjoy it, please leave us a rating! 

    Please be sure to rate and leave a review on your preferred podcast platform

    If you want to send in any questions to Stump Fynchy, send them thegaffer@balls.ie

    • 18 min
    This Week In... 2004 - Triple Crown Famine Ends & Champions League Madness

    This Week In... 2004 - Triple Crown Famine Ends & Champions League Madness

    After another week without live sport, we bring you the second episode of our "This Week In.. " series, one of our new schedule of podcasts on Balls.ie. Every week, we'll reminisce on a sporting week that was from a certain year. This week, we're looking back at 2004.

    Join Mick, Mark and PJ as they look back on Ireland's first Triple Crown win in 19 year when Eddie O'Sullivan's men played some of the most scintillating rugby in Irish history to overcome Matt Williams' Scotland. It's all hair styles, sexy jerseys, and post match interviews as we look back on what felt like the beginning of a rugby golden era. 

    As well as that, Arsenal were on their way to an invincible season when they hosted Manchester United at Highbury with Thierry Henry at his very best, In the Champions League though, nothing at all went to plan as the craziest of seasons peaked at the Quarter Final stage. These ties were crazy long before the recent trend of crazy Champions League ties. 

    We also look back on Padraig Harrington almost breaking America at the Players' Championship at Sawgrass. 

    To subscribe to the show, visit here or search "Balls.ie Podcasts" on all good podcast apps, and if you enjoy it, please leave us a rating! 

    Please be sure to rate and leave a review on your preferred podcast platform

    • 58 min
    The Balls.ie Football Quiz - Stump Fynchy!

    The Balls.ie Football Quiz - Stump Fynchy!

    Introducing our brand new weekly gameshow, a football quiz show where members of the Balls.ie team attempt to "Stump Fynchy"

    Sean Fynch Meehan has ruined office quizzes for manys a moon now. Unfortunately, we are no longer allowed go to our office, so it's only fair we give him the chance to do it over the airwaves. With an impressive and hitherto useless knowledge of football, both mainstream and obscure, nobody has been yet able to Stump Fynchy. 

    On today's episode, Mick McCarthy and Gary Connaughton team up to set a score, answering rapid fire football questions. Sean then has to beat their combined score answering questions of his own. 

    (Any resemblance Stump Fynchy may have to the TV show The Chase is purely coincidental) 

    Play along and shout at the eejitry.

    You can subscribe to the podcast here or search "Balls.ie Podcasts" on all good podcast apps, and if you enjoy it, please leave us a rating! 

    Please be sure to rate and leave a review on your preferred podcast platform

    If you want to send in any questions to Stump Fynchy, send them thegaffer@balls.ie

     

     

    • 19 min
    This Week In... 2009 - Bernard Dunne Mania & Grandslam Glory

    This Week In... 2009 - Bernard Dunne Mania & Grandslam Glory

    With no live sport to watch, we bring you This Week In.. one of our new schedule of podcasts on Balls.ie. Every week, we'll reminisce on a sporting week that was from a certain year. This week, it could only be 2009. 

    Join Mick, Donny and PJ as they look back on probably the greatest day in Irish sport, Ireland's first Grandslam in 61 years and Dublin's Bernard Dunne knocking out Ricardo Cordoba to become world champion on home turf! 

    As well as that, Liverpool were hotting up in the title race with Manchester United, Kilkenny has met their new nemisis but didn't know it yet, and lots more besides. 

    To subscribe to the show, visit here or search "Balls.ie Podcasts" on all good podcast apps, and if you enjoy it, please leave us a rating! 

    Please be sure to rate and leave a review on your preferred podcast platform

    • 53 min
    The Buildup Football - Kevin Doyle On If Steve Staunton Was Hard Done By

    The Buildup Football - Kevin Doyle On If Steve Staunton Was Hard Done By

    The Buildup is Balls.ie weekly podcast, with Ladbrokes, where we preview all the major sporting action for the weekend ahead. We'll be building the hype, whetting the appetite and making some bold predictions for everything that's happening.

    This is the football section of the show where we talk to former Republic of Ireland international Kevin Doyle. With the near future of football and Ireland's trip to Bratislava uncertain, we talk to Kevin about playing behind closed doors, and about his own experience in Slovakia, when he scored probably his best goal for Ireland. 

    That was also the match after which Stephen Ireland left the Ireland squad for good. We ask Kevin if there was too much hysteria surrounding Steve Staunton's time as Ireland manager and if, in hindsight, he was hard done by? 

    If you want to listen to the entire show, subscribe to The Buildup on Balls.ie podcast feed or the general Balls.ie feed. 

    Get in touch with the show for any reason by emailing thegaffer@balls.ie or contact us @ballsdotie on Twitter or Instagram.

    • 17 min
    The Buildup Ep 28: Kevin Doyle On Behind Closed Doors, Gold Cup Preview & F1 Hype

    The Buildup Ep 28: Kevin Doyle On Behind Closed Doors, Gold Cup Preview & F1 Hype

    The Buildup, in association with Ladbrokes is our weekly look ahead to the weekend's sport, marking your card for another packed weekend of sporting action.

    Former Ireland striker Kevin Doyle discusses the good and bad of Ireland playing Slovakia behind closed doors, and looks back on a previous trip to Bratislava under Steve Staunton. He also makes his bet for the weekend's Premier League action.  

    Mark and Mick also and play Ladbrokes' 1-2-Free for the chance to win €100 cash.

    Mark is on Big Shout duty this week and he's got a simple treble across golf and football for us. 

    If you have a Big Shout of  25/1 or over, send it to us, and you can win the grand prize of two cakes and a sports autobiography!

    PJ defends his Guess The Handicaps title against Mark as the lads' look ahead to huge GAA League weekend. 

    We're back to square one in our attempt to turn €10 into €1000 for charity and we need your help to get us going again! Each week, we'll give you two choices and get you to choose which one is the safer bet. Vote now on https://www.balls.ie/

    We also preview the Cheltenham Gold Cup and "Get Hyped" for the new Formula 1 season. It's a busy oul show, lads. 

    Please bet responsibly, visit Dunlewey.net for further information.

    Send us your Big Shouts or get in touch with the show for any reason by emailing thegaffer@balls.ie or contact us @ballsdotie on Twitter or Instagram.

    • 1 hr 21 min

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