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All our football audio in one place. Make sure to subscribe and rate the podcast. You can get in touch with us by emailing thegaffer@balls.ie or searching @Ballsdotie on Twitter and Instagram. Featuring The Balls.ie Football Show and The Buildup podcast.

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All our football audio in one place. Make sure to subscribe and rate the podcast. You can get in touch with us by emailing thegaffer@balls.ie or searching @Ballsdotie on Twitter and Instagram. Featuring The Balls.ie Football Show and The Buildup podcast.

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Football on Balls.ie

Latest release on Dec 02, 2020

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All our football audio in one place. Make sure to subscribe and rate the podcast. You can get in touch with us by emailing thegaffer@balls.ie or searching @Ballsdotie on Twitter and Instagram. Featuring The Balls.ie Football Show and The Buildup podcast.

The Buildup Football - Kevin Doyle: Is Klopp Cracking?

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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 and Jason Quigley.

Kevin joined us today to talk about a big week for Caoimhin Kelleher and to talk about a massive weekend of Premier League games ahead. He also questions if Jurgen Klopp's post match rant following the Brighton game was a result of the cracks starting to show in his cool persona?

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.

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Dec 02 2020

19mins

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The Buildup Football - Kevin Doyle On Ireland's Big Week

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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 and Jason Quigley.

Kevin joined us today to talk about a big week for Stephen Kenny's Ireland with a trip to Wembley preceding Nations League games with Wales and Bulgaria. 

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.

Nov 11 2020

20mins

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Another Defeat For Ireland But Can We See Progress?

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Ireland were beaten 1-0 by Finland for the second time in the short reign of Stephen Kenny tonight. It's a fourth game without a goal for the Irish team, and a fifth without a win for the new manager. 

On the surface, things appear to be in crisis, but behind the results, can we see progress with a young and inexperienced team playing a different style of football? 

Mark, Mick, Gary and Donny discuss the game just minutes after the final whistle. 

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Oct 14 2020

28mins

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Jonathan Wilson on Slovakia-Ireland

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If you've read Jonathan Wilson's column for Balls.ie on the Ireland-Slovakia game, here's some bonus content - a quick interview we did where we got Wilson's big takeaway's on the match. 

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Oct 09 2020

7mins

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Ireland Out On Penalties And What's The Point In Anything?

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Instant reaction, and it might have been all a bit too raw. 

Mark, Donny, Mick and Gary gather straight after ireland crash out to Slovakia on penalties and reflect on the real positives that were there for Stephen Kenny, even if it all just feels so disapponting right now. 

We also go through our player ratings and pick the man of the match. 

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Oct 08 2020

40mins

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The Buildup - Kevin Doyle On Selections, Style Of Play, Penalties, And Our Chances Vs Slovakia

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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 and Jason Quigley.

It's one of the biggest weeks for Irish football in a long, long time as Stephen Kenny and his team go to Slovakia for a must-win playoff for the Euro 2020. 

Kevin Doytle previews the game and talks about the key selections and what will be going through the players' heads as they prepare this week. 

The lads also play Ladbrokes 1-2-Free where you can win €100 cash for correctly predicting the scores in three of this weekend's games.

Mark has gone Nations League playoff crazy for the Big Shout this week. If you've a Big Shout of 25/1 or over, send us an email at thegaffer@balls.ie and you could win the grand prize of two cakes and a sports biography. 

We also get Mick's NFL picks ahead of the Week 4 of the season, after he went 3-0 against the spread for Week 3. 

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.

Oct 06 2020

49mins

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The Bonus Buildup - Kevin Doyle's Final Day Predictions

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The Buildup, in association with Ladbrokes is our weekly podcast where in recent times we've trying to keep you entertained with interesting discussions, quizzes and more in the company of Ladbrokes ambassadors Kevin Doyle, Stephen Ferris and Jason Quigley.

This week we're back with a second show ahead of a massive weekend of Premier League football. 

Liverpool are champions. Manchester City are second. Norwich are relegated. Other than that, nothing is decided in the Premier League with just one game to go. Kevin Doyle joins us to discuss the race for the Champions League and Villa, Watford and Bournemouth's Survival Sunday. 

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.

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Jul 23 2020

27mins

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Stump Fynchy - The Balls.ie Football Quiz Show

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Stump Fynchy is our weekly gameshow, a football quiz show where members of the Balls.ie team attempt to, funnily enough, "Stump Fynchy"

Mick McCarthy and Gary Connaughton have Fynchy on the ropes after winning two in a row. Can Fynchy respond this week and get his title back or is his bottle simply gone?

SPOILER: It's the most dramatic Stump Fynchy we've had since the Sergej Barbarez affair. 

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

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 07 2020

31mins

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Football Quiz - Stump Fynchy

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Stump Fynchy is our weekly gameshow, a football quiz show where members of the Balls.ie team attempt to, funnily enough, "Stump Fynchy"

Mick McCarthy and Gary Connaughton got a rare win last week in the Bundesliga special. Can Fynchy respond this week and get his title back?

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

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

May 24 2020

30mins

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The Balls.ie Football Quiz: Stump Fynchy - Bundesliga Special

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Stump Fynchy is our weekly gameshow, a football quiz show where members of the Balls.ie team attempt to, funnily enough, "Stump Fynchy"

Mick McCarthy and Gary Connaughton finally managed to do the impossible a couple of weeks ago for the first time but week Fynchy is restored normality last time out. This time, in a Bundesliga Special, do the lads have any chance of getting the title back?

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

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

May 17 2020

28mins

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The Balls.ie Football Quiz: Stump Fynchy - Ep 6

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Stump Fynchy is our weekly gameshow, a football quiz show where members of the Balls.ie team attempt to, funnily enough, "Stump Fynchy"

Mick McCarthy and Gary Connaughton finally managed to do the impossible last week for the first time so this week Fynchy is back for revenge. Do the lads have any chance of going back to back?

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

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 25 2020

28mins

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The Balls.ie Football Quiz: Stump Fynchy - Ep 5

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

Sean Fynch Meehan has ruined office quizzes for manys a moon. 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. Will this be the week they finally do it???

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

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 18 2020

26mins

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The Balls.ie Football Quiz: Stump Fynchy - Ep 3

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

Sean Fynch Meehan has ruined office quizzes for manys a moon. 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. 

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

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 04 2020

22mins

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

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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

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 27 2020

18mins

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

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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

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 23 2020

58mins

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The Balls.ie Football Quiz - Stump Fynchy!

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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

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 21 2020

19mins

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

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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.

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Mar 12 2020

17mins

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The Buildup Football - Get Hyped for the League of Ireland Season

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Balls.ie's resident League of Ireland head Sean attempts to get people hyped for the start of the League of Ireland season. God loves a trier.

Elsewhere on The Buildup podcast:

Ladbrokes ambassador Kevin Doyle chats to the lads about the need for Shane Long in the Ireland squad, the Mauricio Pochettino-shaped hole on Manchester United's touchline and tales of extreme weather.

They're also joined by PJ Browne for another edition of 'Guess the Handicaps' with PJ looking to avenge the defeat that Donny dished to him last week.

Sean also tries his hand at the Big Shout.

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.

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Feb 14 2020

14mins

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The Buildup Football: Kevin Doyle on the Importance of Shane Long, Pochettino to Manchester United and Tales of Extreme Weather

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Ladbrokes ambassador Kevin Doyle chats to the lads about the need for Shane Long in the Ireland squad, the Mauricio Pochettino-shaped hole on Manchester United's touchline and tales of extreme weather.

Elsewhere on The Buildup:

They're also joined by PJ Browne for another edition of 'Guess the Handicaps' with PJ looking to avenge the defeat that Donny dished to him last week.

Finally, the two lads get us hyped for the upcoming start to the League of Ireland, with Balls' resident League of Ireland head Sean waxing lyrical about the League at large. Sean also tries his hand at the Big Shout.

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.

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Feb 13 2020

16mins

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The Buildup Football - Kevin Doyle on the Winter Break and the Need for Rest

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Ladbrokes ambassador Kevin Doyle joins the two lads to talk about the upcoming winter break, the need for rest in the Premier League and Sheffield United's transfer dealings.

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

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Feb 07 2020

27mins

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