34 episodes

The Buildup is our brand new weekly podcast, in association 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 across football, rugby, GAA and everything else in between.

 

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The Buildup is our brand new weekly podcast, in association 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 across football, rugby, GAA and everything else in between.

 

    The Buildup Ep 22: The FA Cup Weekend, Royal Rumble & Allianz Leagues Kick-Off

    The Buildup Ep 22: The FA Cup Weekend, Royal Rumble & Allianz Leagues Kick-Off

    8:02 - Football fact or fiction
    35:26 - Get Hyped Fact or Fiction
    51:38 - The Big Shout
    59:07 - Guess The Handicaps GAA Allianz Leagues

    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.

    Mick, Mark and producer Sean look forward to the weekend's FA Cup action with a game of 'Fact or Fiction'.

    Elsewhere, PJ Browne joins the lads to 'Guess the Handicaps' in the opening weekend of the Allianz Leagues. Also, Mark gets us hyped for the Royal Rumble.

    Both Mick, Mark and producer Sean take on Ladbrokes 1-2-Free for the chance to win €100.

    **Listen and Subscribe to The Buildup Podcast here or on Spotify here**

    Mick takes charge of the Big Shout again this week, with a multi-sport accumulator on the cards, including Ladbrokes ambassador Jason Quigley.

    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!

    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.

    You can subscribe to the podcast via Spotify, iTunes, Pocketcast or all other good podcast platforms by searching 'The Buildup on Balls.ie'. If you enjoy it, please do leave a comment and give us a rating.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    The Buildup - NFL Picks and Conference Championship Previews

    The Buildup - NFL Picks and Conference Championship Previews

    It's Conference Championship weekend, or as Mark calls it, the All-Ireland semi-finals! As Tennessee go to Kansas City in the AFC and the San Francisco 49ers host the Green Bay Packers in the NFC, Maurice and Mick preview the games and make their picks, as we're just one round away from the Super Bowl. 

    If you want to listen to the entire Buildup podcast, which includes a chat with Kevin Doyle on the Premier League, Stephen Ferris on the Champions Cup and the Irleand Six Nations squad, a preview of the All-Ireland club finals and lots more, 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.

    • 16 min
    The Buildup Ep 21: Kevin Doyle, Stephen Ferris & All-Ireland Finals

    The Buildup Ep 21: Kevin Doyle, Stephen Ferris & All-Ireland Finals

    06:55: Kevin Doyle on this weekend's football
    32:35: Stephen Ferris reacts to Ireland squad announcement
    58:20: The Big Shout
    1:03:00: We get hyped for the club GAA finals
    1:25:50: Our NFL preview

    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 international and regular guest Kevin Doyle joins us to talk about the Premier League weekend with massive weekends ahead for Manchester United and Liverpool. We also chat about how new managers can leave players all over the place when it comes to physical conditioning.

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

    Stephen Ferris reacts to the Ireland squad announcement for the Six Nations, especially the notable exclusion of Stuart McCloskey and Rhys Ruddock, as well as looking ahead to Round Six of the Champions Cup this weekend. 

    For this week's Big Shout, Mick is strangely confident about his unlikely seven fold! 

    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!

    This week, we also debut our new charity bet with Ladbrokes, where we choose an odds on bet each week to try to build up to €1000 for charity. But we need your help to get there! 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 get hyped for the All-Ireland Club final this weekend as Mick, Mark and Maurice predict how the two senior games will go on Sunday. 

    We also look ahead in details to the NFL Conference Championship games this weekend and make our picks for the second last weekend of the season. 

    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 42 min
    The Buildup Rugby - Stephen Ferris Is Not Happy At Andy Farrell's Ireland Squad

    The Buildup Rugby - Stephen Ferris Is Not Happy At Andy Farrell's Ireland Squad

    The Buildup is Balls.ie's 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 rugby section of the show where we talk to former Ireland and Ulster flanker Stephen Ferris about the Champions Cup weekend ahead, and firstly, the hot off the presses Ireland squad for the upcoming Six Nations Championship. Stephen is not too happy with some of the exclusions in Andy Farrell's first cut down squad. 

    The rest of the show, which includes a conversation with former Republic of Ireland striker Kevin Doyle, a look ahead to the All-Ireland Club finals and the NFL Conference Championships, as well as our brand new charity bet will be available on Thursday morning. 

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

    • 25 min
    The Buildup Picks - Our NFL Playoffs Special

    The Buildup Picks - Our NFL Playoffs Special

    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.

    This weekend marks the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs, so the lads brought Maurice in to lend his insight on who will march on towards a Superbowl berth.

    If you want to listen to the entire show, which includes Ladbrokes ambassadors Kevin Doyle and Stephen Ferris, our Big Shout, 1-2-Free picks and much more, 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.

    • 26 min
    The Buildup Ep 20 - Kevin Doyle, Stephen Ferris, And Our NFL Divisional Round Picks!

    The Buildup Ep 20 - Kevin Doyle, Stephen Ferris, And Our NFL Divisional Round Picks!

    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.

    Ladbrokes ambassador and former Ireland international Kevin Doyle joins the lads to talk about the abundance of young Irish attacking talent and what their future holds. 

    Fellow Ladbrokes ambassador and former Ulster and Ireland flanker Stephen Ferris talks about another stellar weekend of Champions Cup action.

    Both Mick and Mark take on Ladbrokes 1-2-Free for the chance to win €100.

    This is the first The Buildup podcast of the decade, so is therefore the biggest sporting weekend of the decade.

    Mark takes charge of the Big Shout this week, with a multi-sport accumulator on the cards. 

    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!

    As the NFL Divisional Round is on this weekend, Maurice makes his picks following last weekend's surprising Wildcard weekend.

    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 27 min

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