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Subscribe to The Saturday Panel on OTB Sports, where John Duggan and guests get stuck into the burning topics of the week.Live on Off The Ball from 1pm every Saturday, or subscribe to get the podcast!

Saturday Panel | Week in Review - Ashling Murphy RIP, Djokovic, golf doc

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Cliodhna O'Connor, Gavin Cooney and Shane Keegan joined John Duggan on The Saturday Panel to discuss the week that was.
We discussed Ashling Murphy's horrific murder in Tullamore, and the conversation it has started.
We also got into Novak Djokovic's saga in Australia, talks of a golf documentary, and plenty more.

Jan 15 2022

57mins

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SATURDAY PANEL | 2022 year in sport preview - Six Nations, golf, GAA

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The Saturday Panel took a look ahead to the 2022 year in sport this afternoon - as Fiona Hayes, Pillar Caffrey and Gary Murphy joined John Duggan!
We talked Irish major hopes in golf, the Six Nations, World Cup ambitions, the GAA, and lots more besides.

Jan 08 2022

58mins

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Christmas Day Special | OTB Saturday's top 10 sporting moments of 2021

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For our Christmas Day OTB Saturday, John Duggan and Shane Hannon have sat down to comb through their top 10 sporting moments of 2021.
Sit back and enjoy this look back at the moments that made the last 12 months truly special in a sporting sense.
Racing - Rachael Blackmore
Golf - Leona Maguire and Phil Mickelson
Limerick Hurling
Euro 2020 / Republic of Ireland men's and women's
Tyrone and Meath Football
Kellie Harrington / Olympics 
Paralympics 
Verstappen and Hamilton 
Irish Rugby - All Blacks win
Snooker

Dec 24 2021

1hr 8mins

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FOOTBALL SATURDAY | Premier League latest | Champions League & Nations League Draw reaction

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Johnny Ward, Dan McDonnell and Mark Lawrenson join John Duggan for OTB Football Saturday.
The panel will be reacting to this weekend’s Premier League action (or lack thereof!). We’ll also be reacting to the Champions League and Nations League draw, and reflecting on the career of Sergio Aguero.
@SkyIreland

Dec 18 2021

1hr 11mins

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THE SATURDAY PANEL | 2021 Sports books of the year | George Hamilton, John Caulfield and Brendan Fanning

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John Duggan joined by sports commentary George Hamilton, Galway United manager John Caulfield and writer for the Independent Brendan Fanning to chat about their books along with the best sporting books of 2021

Dec 18 2021

53mins

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Formula One Panel | Experts on Hamilton v Verstappen - down to the wire

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We had a special Formula One Saturday Panel to mark the final weekend of a pulsating battle for the ages between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen.
Can Hamilton win a record-breaking eight world title? Or is Dutchman Verstappen on course for his first triumph?
Joining John Duggan were five-time Formula One Grand Prix winner John Watson, former F1 driver David Kennedy, and Rebecca Clancy, the motor racing correspondent for The Times and Sunday Times.

Dec 11 2021

53mins

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Renault Hyrbid Saturday Panel | Jason Sherlock, Mick Galwey and Mickey Quinn

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John Duggan joined by former Munster/Ireland and Lions second-row Mick Galwey, 1995 All-Ireland winner with Dublin Jason Sherlock and current Longford footballer Mickey Quinn to discuss the benefits of playing different sports, How they developed as players and so much more!
The Saturday Panel is brought to you this week with thanks to the All-New Renault Arkana. The sporty, spacious, hybrid SUV.
For more information visit https://www.renault.ie/cars/arkana.html
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Nov 27 2021

53mins

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Saturday Panel | Rassie Erasmus, referee abuse, racism, McIlroy class

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We touched on a number of topics from the week gone by on The Saturday Panel this afternoon - including Rassie Erasmus and the issue of dealing with referees.
Former Dublin and Cork Camogie star Sarah O'Donovan, ex-Dubs manager Pillar Caffrey, and former Group Head of INM Des Gibson joining John Duggan.

Nov 20 2021

50mins

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Saturday Panel: Movember | Tom Morrissey, Boidu Sayeh, Emmet Brennan

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To mark Movember we were joined on The Saturday Panel today by three ambassadors of the annual charity event!
Limerick hurler Tom Morrissey, Olympic boxer Emmet Brennan and Westmeath footballer Boidu Sayeh were with John Duggan.

Nov 13 2021

48mins

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The Saturday Panel | Basketball in Ireland - state of the nation

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We caught up on the basketball state of the nation on The Saturday Panel - Kieran Shannon of the Irish Examiner and DCU Mercy and Ireland star Hannah Thornton joined John Duggan.

Nov 06 2021

28mins

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Saturday Panel | Sports books of the year; ticket touts; November rugby

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On our Saturday Panel John Duggan was joined by Timmy McCarthy, Gavin Cummiskey and Cliona Foley to relfect on the week's stories.
They discussed the sports books of the year, ticket touts, the return of the November international series, and the use of flares and smoke bombs in stadiums.

Oct 30 2021

46mins

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Saturday Panel | GAA Special Congress reaction - Proposal B defeated

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Michael Verney from the Irish Independent and Mick O'Keeffe of Teneo joined John Duggan on The Saturday Panel.
We had reaction to the GAA Special Congress vote, which ended in defeat for Proposal B.
The lads also discussed Henry Shefflin's shock entry into inter-county management with Galway.

Oct 23 2021

28mins

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SATURDAY PANEL | Proposal B decision - Nickey Brennan and Kevin O'Donovan

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We continued our discussion around the proposed new GAA championship structures on The Saturday Panel.
This day next week the GAA Special Congress will sit when a decision will be made over Proposal B, or a continuation of the status quo.
Former GAA President Nickey Brennan and Cork GAA CEO Kevin O'Donovan joined John Duggan.

Oct 16 2021

35mins

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SATURDAY PANEL | Indy Racing special - Willy T Ribbs and James Roe | No fear, training with Ali, Indy 500

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For our Saturday Panel, Shane Hannon caught up with two Indy drivers at different points in their lives. Willy T Ribbs is a motorsport legend - the first black man to drive in the Indy 500, and first black driver to get behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car. He is also the focus of the Netflix documentary film 'Uppity: The Willy T Ribbs Story'.

James Roe is a 22-year-old driver from Kildare who has just finished his rookie year in Indy Pro 2000 - picking up his maiden win in the season finale at Mid-Ohio.

Willy talked training with Ali, dealing with racism in motorsport in the 80s, and James outlined his ambition to become the first Irishman to win the iconic Indy 500.

Oct 09 2021

1hr 3mins

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THE SATURDAY PANEL | WEEK IN REVIEW | ALSON MILLER, MICHAEL VERNEY & SHANE KEEGAN

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John Duggan joined by 2-time 6 Nations winner Alison Miller, ex-Dundalk manager Shane Keegan and Irish Independent journalist Michael Verney

Oct 02 2021

1hr 17mins

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THE SATURDAY PANEL | Return of indoor sports | Robbie Henshaw, Greta Streimikyte & Nhat Nguyen

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Our Saturday Panel today is brought to you by the Sport Ireland Campus, the heartbeat of Irish Sport where high performance, participation and recreational sport live side by side, who are celebrating European Week of Sport to help people #beactive
John Duggan joined by Ireland/Leinster/British & Irish Lions star Robbie Henshaw, European medalist and Paralympics 1500 metres runner Greta Streimikyte and Olympics badminton player Nhat Nguyen
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Sep 25 2021

52mins

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Saturday Panel | Rugby gender divide, Ryder Cup, Kerry, best sports docs

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We talked a lack of respect shown towards female sports stars in Ireland on The Saturday Panel this afternoon.
The Ryder Cup, the Kerry management situation, and Brian Cody's longevity also came up, as did our favourite sports documentaries, off the back of the 'SCHUMACHER' film being released on Netflix this week.
Máire-Treasa Nic-Cheallaigh, Michael Verney and Gavin Cummiskey joined John Duggan.

Sep 18 2021

55mins

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Mayo v Tyrone Renault preview panel | Canavan, Brady, Brogan

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Peter Canavan, David Brady and Alan Brogan joined John Duggan on The Saturday Panel for our final preview of the All-Ireland final, as Mayo and Tyrone do battle.
Renault Ireland. Official Car Partner of The GAA. Visit https://www.renault.ie/gaa for more.

Sep 11 2021

1hr 4mins

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The Saturday Panel | John Maughan, Sarah O'Donovan, Shane Keegan

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We talked pressure on Stephen Kenny, the importance of backroom teams, and the Mayo hopes for next weekend on The Saturday Panel today.
Current Offaly football boss and former Mayo manager John Maughan, ex-Cork and Dublin camogie star Sarah O'Donovan, and the former Dundalk coach Shane Keegan joined John Duggan.

Sep 04 2021

53mins

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The Saturday Panel | Paralympics Special | John Fulham, Orla Barry and Cliona Foley

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John Duggan joined by Paralympic Discus Thrower, World and European Medalist Orla Barry, 4-time Paralympian John Fulham and freelance sports writer Cliona Foley

Aug 28 2021

47mins

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