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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.

    Choosing The Best Hurling XV Of The Past 50 Years With Anthony Daly, Anthony Nash and Liam Sheedy | PwC 15 For 50

    Choosing The Best Hurling XV Of The Past 50 Years With Anthony Daly, Anthony Nash and Liam Sheedy | PwC 15 For 50

    This is 15 for 50: The Hurling Edition.

    We tasked three of the greatest minds in hurling - Anthony Daly, Anthony Nash and Liam Sheedy - to come up with a XV of the greatest hurlers the game has seen from the past 50 years to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the All-Stars!

    Who will get into a stacked full forward line? Who misses out by the skin of their teeth? How many lads will be moved out of position to facilitate another?

    It is a fascinating listen and, yes, the lads do come to an agreement in the end!

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    • 54 min
    GAA Embedded: Martin Bennett on Sprint Coaching, Conor Meyler and Getting The Most Out Of Performance

    GAA Embedded: Martin Bennett on Sprint Coaching, Conor Meyler and Getting The Most Out Of Performance

    Continuing on the coaching theme, this week Maurice chatted to Martin Bennett, sprint coach to the stars of the GAA.

    Over the course of the podcast, Martin delved into his role with the Waterford hurlers, how to get the most of an athletes performance and how impressive Tyrone's Conor Meyler truly is.

    You can get in touch with the show on social media or by emailing thegaffer@balls.ie. If you enjoy the show, please subscribe to the podcast feed and leave a five-star rating and comment. 

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    • 42 min
    GAA Embedded: Eamon McGee Special on Jim McGuinness, Bad Coaching In The GAA and RTE's Ultimate Hell Week

    GAA Embedded: Eamon McGee Special on Jim McGuinness, Bad Coaching In The GAA and RTE's Ultimate Hell Week

    With Mick away, Maurice took the reins this week for a special GAA Embedded interview with Donegal legend Eamon McGee.

    Amongst other things, Eamon chatted about whether Jim McGuinness ruined football (the answer is no), the problems surrounding coaching throughout the GAA, and his experience on RTE's Ultimate Hell Week!

    You can get in touch with the show on social media or by emailing thegaffer@balls.ie. If you enjoy the show, please subscribe to the podcast feed and leave a five-star rating and comment. 

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    • 55 min
    GAA Embedded: Championship Restructure Pros and Cons, With Cahair O'Kane

    GAA Embedded: Championship Restructure Pros and Cons, With Cahair O'Kane

    Mick and Maurice bring you this week's GAA Embedded. The lads discuss the jots of following the club season from afar in 2021, some outstanding performances of the club weekend, including a 39 year old JJ Delaney! 

    For the main part of the show, Maurice talks to Cahair O'Kane of the Irish News with the two differing on the rights and wrongs of "Proposal B," the championship restructure backed by the GPA but, it appears, doomed to failure. 

    You can get in touch with the show on social media or by emailing thegaffer@balls.ie. If you enjoy the show, please subscribe to the podcast feed and leave a five-star rating and comment. 

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    • 1 hr 25 min
    The Buildup: Hope At Last, With Kevin Doyle

    The Buildup: Hope At Last, With Kevin Doyle

    The Buildup, in association with Ladbrokes is our weekly podcast where we mark your card for the sporting action of the week ahead in the company of Ladbrokes ambassadors Kevin Doyle, Stephen Ferris, Jason Quigley, and other top sporting pundits. 

    Kevin joins us this week after Stephen Kenny's perfect week. Kevin wanted a clean sheet and a goal from a forward. He got two clean sheets and seven goals in two games. We discuss how things have turned around for Ireland and what it means going forward. 

    He also makes his Ladbrokes 1-2-Free picks, giving us his reaction to the Newcastle takeover and how it will affect the current squad, and why Tottenham fans should be very worried about the form of Harry Kane. 

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

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    • 30 min
    GAA Embedded: Players Born At The Wrong Time & An Impassioned Plea For Proposal B

    GAA Embedded: Players Born At The Wrong Time & An Impassioned Plea For Proposal B

    Mick and Maurice bring you this week's GAA Embedded discussing a top class club weekend, the continuing managerial appointments, and a striking plea from Maurice for the GAA Special Congress to adopt Proposal B in changing the structure of the football championship. 

    We also discuss great players who were born in the wrong era and missed their county's golden age, and whether or not we dismiss the feats (and stats) of free takers far too easily. 

    You can get in touch with the show on social media or by emailing thegaffer@balls.ie. If you enjoy the show, please subscribe to the podcast feed and leave a five-star rating and comment. 

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