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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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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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

55mins

26 Oct 2021

Rank #1

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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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 25mins

18 Oct 2021

Rank #2

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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. Please bet responsibly, visit Dunlewey.net for further information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

30mins

13 Oct 2021

Rank #3

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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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr

11 Oct 2021

Rank #4

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The Buildup - Do Ireland Need To Go Back To Basics? 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 ahead of a Ireland's trip to Baku to take on Azerbaijan, the team who almost took all three points in Dublin just last month. Is Stephen Kenny's first competitive win on the offing at the end of yet another week of off field distractions? Get in touch with the show by emailing thegaffer@balls.ie or contact us @ballsdotie on Twitter or Instagram. Please bet responsibly, visit Dunlewey.net for further information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

25mins

8 Oct 2021

Rank #5

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GAA Embedded: Jack O'Connor The Wrong Fit, County Legends Tearing It Up At Club

Mick McCarthy and Maurice Brosnan are back with GAA Embedded as we dissect some of the biggest stories in what is fast becoming a 12 month GAA season. Is Jack O'Connor the right man for Kerry? Why do so many teams still have no manager so late in the year? We talk about Hurler of the Year and the joy of seeing county legends like Eoin Kelly still ripping it up at club level!  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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 9mins

7 Oct 2021

Rank #6

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The Buildup: Liverpool At Their Best, Messi Magic - 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 ahead of a massive game between Liverpool and Manchester City in the Premier League this weekend. We also discuss Manchester United consistent inconsistency and the magic of Leo Messi.  Get in touch with the show by emailing thegaffer@balls.ie or contact us @ballsdotie on Twitter or Instagram. Please bet responsibly, visit Dunlewey.net for further information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

27mins

29 Sep 2021

Rank #7

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The Buildup: Ryder Cup Preview - With Rick Gehman

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.  Rick Gehman of The First Cut Podcast on CBS Sports joins us this week to give the American side of the fascinating showdown at this weekend's Ryder Cup. Whistling Straits in Wisconsin is the venue as a rookie filled team of stars for the US takes on Padraig Harrington and a team of veterans. They go in as strong favourites, but what does that mean when it comes to the Ryder Cup? Very little, according to Rick!  Get in touch with the show by emailing thegaffer@balls.ie or contact us @ballsdotie on Twitter or Instagram. Please bet responsibly, visit Dunlewey.net for further information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

17mins

23 Sep 2021

Rank #8

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The Buildup: Don't Sleep On Usyk Against Joshua - With Jason Quigley

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.  Jason joins us this week to look ahead to a huge world heavyweight titte fight between Anthony Joshua and the former Cruiserweight champ, the unbeaten Oleksandr Usyk? Can the Ukranian cost a massive upset?  Get in touch with the show by emailing thegaffer@balls.ie or contact us @ballsdotie on Twitter or Instagram. Please bet responsibly, visit Dunlewey.net for further information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

20mins

23 Sep 2021

Rank #9

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The Buildup: Refs' "Common Sense", Same Old United, Anfield Impact- 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 is with us this week to look ahead to this weekend's Premier League action. We discuss Premier League refereeing and "letting it flow", as well as contrasting weeks in the Champions League for Manchester United and Liverpool.  Get in touch with the show by emailing thegaffer@balls.ie or contact us @ballsdotie on Twitter or Instagram. Please bet responsibly, visit Dunlewey.net for further information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

29mins

18 Sep 2021

Rank #10