The Podcast

Oisin Langan presents the Podcast featuring coverage from an array of sporting action with a particular focus on the League Of Ireland and Women's National League. The podcast is released every Monday and Friday. You can get in touch with the show on @extratimeNews or @oisinlangan on Twitter.

All Episodes

On the Friday Podcast with Oisin Langan, he talks to Conan Byrne about the managerial merry-go-round in the League of Ireland as well as embarking on a nationwide Crossbar Challenge tour to raise funds for Make-A-Wish Ireland. You can read more about it here (and more importantly donate!) - Waves goalkeeper Eve Badana talks to Oisin being in the SSE Airtricity Women's National League Team of the Year, about DLR Waves and what they want to do next season and also trying to play for the Republic of Ireland again. Also on the podcast, we talk to Andrew Trimble and Barry Murphy on some rugby, a little about hosting the Zurich Irish Rugby Awards and how they got on during the Ultimate Hell Week. Support the show (

Dec 2

1 hr 9 min

On the Monday Podcast with Oisin Langan we hear from Alan Mathews on St Pats cup victory. We talk to UCD boss Andy Myler and player Paul Doyle on the Students getting promoted to the Premier Division. We also hear from David Kennedy of Loughmore-Castleiney. Support the show (

Nov 29

47 min 11 sec

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Nov 26

44 min 41 sec

On the Podcast, Oisin Langan, talks to Ciamh Gray after Wexford Youths victory over Shelbourne in the WFAI Cup Final (4:40). We also hear from Andy Meyler (19:30) and Marc Bircham (24:50) ahead of the SSE Airtricity League Promotion / Relegation Final. We also have Colm Whelan on talking to Oisin after he landed his 21st goal of the season for UCD (17:08).  Tom O'Connor rounds up how the Irish did abroad last weekend (33:50). Oisin also does his GAA club round-up (29:22). And finally we hear from Derry City boss Ruadhri Higgins as he talked to Aoife Mullen (12:00). Support the show (

Nov 23

39 min 42 sec

On the Monday Podcast with Oisin Langan, Joe Gamble talks about the Republic of Ireland's win over Luxembourg (9:00) and Aoife Mullen on Clan Eireann's historic Armagh county title win over Crossmaglen. Plus Oisin get's annoyed at "friendly" jibes about rugby after Ireland's victory over New Zealand and there is a round-upon all the counties county finals.Support the show (

Nov 15

31 min 34 sec

On the Friday Podcast, Oisin Langan talks to Joe Gamble on the Republic of Ireland's performance against Portugal and the debate around Stephen Kenny and if the FAI should wait on Kenny's contract (7:40). Dave Donnelly chats to Oisin about the League of Ireland this weekend and the craic at being back in a packed Aviva Stadium (33:15). Support the show (

Nov 12

51 min 39 sec

On this edition of the Podcast presented by Oisin Langan we preview the upcoming games in the League of Ireland and Women’s National League with DublinLive Chief Sports reporter Dave Donnelly (16:48).We hear from Jurgen Klopp after his Liverpool side lost to West Ham in the English Premier League (1:19). We preview the Republic of Ireland’s clash with Portugal in their World Cup qualifier (35:54).We hear from Liam Buckley after his side beat St Patrick’s Athletic 3-0 last Friday and guaranteed European football (6:20) and Oisin gives his thoughts on the wrong kind of fireworks on the pitch at the RSC (3:55).We also have a round-up of all the Club Championship results in the GAA (9:30)If you'd like to get in touch drop us a message on Twitter via @extratimeNews or @oisinlangan. And remember to subscribe, rate and comment on whatever platforms you listen to us on!Support the show (

Nov 8

44 min

On the Friday Podcast Oisin Langan chats to reporter Ronan McNamara about Stephen Kenny's squad selection for the two World Cup qualifiers against Portugal and Luxembourg. Also, we hear from Derry City manager Ruardhi Higgins ahead of their game against Finn Harps. We chat to Waterford boss Mark Bircham and Vinny Perth. Oisin also discusses the appointment of Damien Duff and how it could be good for the entire LOI and why Andy Farrell might not gamble with selections or tactics ahead of their games against Japan, New Zealand and Argentina. Support the show (

Nov 5

38 min 7 sec

On the Monday Podcast with Oisin Langan we have it jammed packed with League of Ireland content. In our feature interview, Oisin caught up with League of Ireland legend Owen Heary (28:05) and he chats about his time in the league including what happened at half-time with Shelbourne during the Lille game to spur the Reds on to a comeback from 2-0 down (40:45). Oisin chats to Stephen Bradley (2:40) and Graham Burke (7:25) after Shamrock Rovers won back-to-back league titles. Aoife Mullen chats with Vinny Perth (15:40) and Marc Bircham (24:55) after Dundalk's victory over Waterford. reporter Tom O'Connor (67:20) rounds up how all the Irish got on in the UK last weekend. And finally, Oisin Langan caught up with Man-of-the-Match Fergal Whitely (85:25) on a very wet pitch in Parnell Park after Kilmacud Crokes beat Cuala to reach the Championship Final. Support the show (

Nov 1

1 hr 30 min

On the Friday Podcast with Oisin Langan we talk to Dave Donnelly (11:15) on Ian Morris's departure from Shelbourne, the weekend fixtures, and on whether he likes the First Division play-off structure. They also chat about the Republic of Ireland's 2-1 win against Finland. We hear from Dundalk's Vinny Perth (3:52) as well as St Patrick's Athletic's Alan Mathews (7:45). Reigning champions Ballymun Kickhams suffered a defeat to Lucan Sarsfields in the quarter-finals. A late Brendan Gallagher free with the last kick of the game sealed a 1-16 to 0-18 win for Lucan at Parnell Park. Oisin chats to Gallagher after the win (34:55)Support the show (

Oct 29

38 min 23 sec

The Friday Podcast with Oisin Langan is now available.On this week’s show we talk to Dublin Live reporter Dave Donnelly about the Republic of Ireland performance against Sweden and we hear from Amber Barrett after her side’s narrow defeat.Gavin Peers talks to Oisin about the upcoming FAI Cup semi-final matches.Graham Hannigan previews Castleknock’s Football Quarter-Final against Ballyboden St. Endas on Sunday.We also hear from Colin Fennelly about the surprise appointment of Henry Shefflin as Galway manager.If you'd like to get in touch drop us a message on Twitter via @extratimeNews or @oisinlangan. And remember to subscribe, rate and comment on whatever platforms you listen to us on!You can access the show through a variety of platforms:Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsAmazon MusiciHeart RadioTuneIn RadioDeezerPodcast IndexBuzzsprout FeedsPodfriendPlayerFMPodcast AddictSupport the show (

Oct 22

50 min 29 sec

On the Monday Podcast Oisin Langan talks to Keith Ward and Keith Long ahead of the Shamrock Rovers versus Bohemians league clash.Chief Sports Reporter at Dublin Live Dave Donnelly joins Oisin to chat about the upcoming Republic of Ireland Women’s World Cup Qualifiers.  Cuala’s Darragh O’Connell talks hurling while reporter does a full round-up of how Irish players abroad got on this weekend.If you'd like to get in touch drop us a message on Twitter via @extratimeNews or @oisinlangan. And remember to subscribe, rate and comment on whatever platforms you listen to us on!Support the show (

Oct 17

1 hr 7 min

On the Friday Podcast with Oisin Langan, we talk to John Gill on the Republic of Ireland's evolution, the upcoming League of Ireland fixtures and why a cross-border competition would be good for both leagues. We also chat with Conleith Gilligan on Proposal B and the good and bad of the possible new structure. If you'd like to get in touch drop us a message on Twitter via @extratimeNews or @oisinlangan. And remember to subscribe, rate and comment on whatever platforms you listen to us on!Support the show (

Oct 15

1 hr 6 min

The genius of Katie McCabeJoe Gamble on working with Chiedoze OgbeneKenny winning a game and the meeting with QatarSt Judes Niall Coakley on trying to win Dublin Aoife Mullen scouts Crossmaglen. Support the show (

Oct 11

51 min 56 sec

⚽Gary Rogers talks Dundalk / Rovers rivalry 🇮🇪 We look ahead to  Ireland v Azerbajan 🏆Stephanie Roche on the FAI Cup Semi-Finals💯 and surviving Special Forces Ultimate Hell Week!Support the show (

Oct 7

26 min 5 sec

On the Monday podcast, Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola on Liverpool v Manchester City along with the analysis of Joe Gamble. We celebrate with Ian Morris, Kevin O'Connor, Luke Byrne and George Poynton on Shebourne FC  gaining promotion to the Premier Division. And as always Tom O'Connor is here to round-up how the Irish did in the UK over the weekend.Support the show (

Oct 3

1 hr 2 min

On the Friday podcast Oisin Langan talks to Shane Supple about the Ireland squad and the upcoming League of Ireland weekend action.Oisin also chats to Jess Gargan on her time in the USA, the Shelbourne v DLR Waves game and hoping to play for Ireland again. Ex-Leinster, Connacht and Montpellier player and Lansdowne Head Coach Mark McHugh talks to Oisin on all things rugby. Support the show (

Sep 30

51 min 48 sec

On the Monday podcast with Oisin Langan we hear from Nuno Espírito Santo on losing and Mikel Arteta on winning the North London derby and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Ronaldo not taking the penalty.Alan Matthews talks about the positives for St Pats and addressing the current officiating situation. Ronan MacNamara talks about the Ryder Cup and Ballymun Kickham's Brendan Hackett chats on the ups and downs of having so many Dubs. reporter Tom O'Connor does a round-up on the Irish abroad.Support the show (

Sep 27

54 min 33 sec

On the Friday podcast Oisin Langan talks to Robbie Benson and Dylan Watts on Rovers v Pats. He chats to Georgie Kelly on confidence and not having any Dundalk resentment.Also on the podcast, Will Patching on having the town behind them and Sean Boyd on the Ollie method. As well as all that Stephen Finn talks all things football including League of Ireland TV coverage.Support the show (

Sep 23

1 hr 7 min

On the Monday Podcast Oisin Langan catches up with Ciaran Kilduff and finds out what he is up to now and how he views some of his former teams. We heard from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Nuno Espirto Santo, Thomas Tuchel and David Moyes on the Premier League. In golf, Ronan McNamara previews the Ryder Cup and we hear from Ciara Griffin and Adam Griggs on a big win for the Irish rugby team. We also hear from Tom Walsh of Kenturk GAA on managing and working with dual players. If you'd like to get in touch drop us a message on Twitter via @extratimeNews or @oisinlangan. And remember to subscribe, rate and comment on whatever platforms you listen to us on!Support the show (

Sep 20

1 hr 3 min

On the Friday Podcast with Oisin Langan we speak to Tyrone Joint Manager Feargal Logan on winning the All-Ireland title.Conleith Gilligan picks his best 15 of the season and Dave Scully looks ahead to the FAI Cup Quarter Finals. Support the show (

Sep 17

1 hr 14 min

On the Monday podcast we have got Coman Goggins on the All-Ireland Football Final (3:03).Galway celebrate All-Ireland Camogie title number four (18:15). We hear from Kilmacud Crokes and Erins Own following opening round wins (22:03).We toast Shane Lowry for making the Ryder Cup team (20:46) and we have our SSE Airtricity league round up (14:37) along with Tom O’Connor’s review of the Irish in the UK (30:20). We also hear from Jurgen Klopp on the horrific injury to Harvey Elliott (12:00).Support the show (

Sep 13

44 min 7 sec

On the Friday Podcast,  we chat to Irish Olympians Aidan Walsh, Michaela Walsh and their father Damien (55:00). Oisin Langan also talks to Stephen Finn on all things Irish Football - from the Republic of Ireland to the domestic league (3:25) while ahead of the All Ireland Football final between Mayo and Tyrone, we chat to former Derry footballer Conleith Gilligan (26:07). Camogie All Star Elaine Aylward chats about the upcoming All Ireland Final between Cork and Galway in Croke Park on Sunday (45:38). Support the show (

Sep 10

1 hr 11 min

On the  Monday Podcast with Oisin Langan we look at the Republic of Ireland's performance against Azerbaijan and preview the game against Serbia with former International Joe Gamble (3:50). Former Wexford corner-back Malachy Travers talks to us on managing the same Ballyboden Saint Enda's players he played with (67:30). Aoife Mullen talks to Oisin about the All-Ireland Ladies Football Final and we hear from the Dublin and Meath managers after Meath's victory (38:10).Seamie O'Shea previews the Mayo v Tyrone All-Ireland Football Final (52:55).  And finally we have our League of Ireland round-up including an  interview with Ollie Horgan (27:35).If you'd like to get in touch drop us a message on Twitter via @extratimeNews or @oisinlangan. And remember to subscribe, rate and comment on whatever platforms you listen to us on!Support the show (

Sep 5

1 hr 16 min

We have the Friday Podcast... on a Thursday! Joe Gamble reviews the Republic of Ireland defeat with Portugal with Oisin Langan (0.20). Oisin also talks to Dublin Women football manager Mick Bohan on his team attempting a 5-in-a-row (17:35). Former Tyrone footballer Colm Kavanagh chats about the upcoming All-Ireland Final between Tryrone and Mayo (20:07).If you'd like to get in touch drop us a message on Twitter via @extratimeNews or @oisinlangan. And remember to subscribe, rate and comment on whatever platforms you listen to us on!Support the show (

Sep 2

36 min 26 sec

On the Monday Podcast with Oisin Langan, Aoife Mullen talks to Keith Long after his sides' win over their Dublin rivals Shamrock Rovers in the FAI Cup on Sunday (0:58). Andrew Dempsey caught up with Longford Town boss Daire Doyle after their weekend defeat and asked him if he is worried that losing is becoming a habit (8:04). Dundalk sealed a win in the Cup after a 5-1 win over St Mochtas on Friday night and Aoife Mullen talked to manager Vinny Perth about their next game and whether he felt Michael Duffy deserves an International call-up. (9:20)We also have Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on whether Man United got away with one against Wolves as well as his thoughts on Paul Pogba and Cristiano Ronaldo (11:50).Former Kerry captain Billy O'Shea chats about the Kingdom's loss to Tyrone and why Peter Keane should stay on (15:20). Staying with Gaelic Games, we have Cork manager Paudie Murray talking about the upcoming Camogie final between Cork and Galway (32:05).BBC Scotland's Eamon Donohoe chats to Oisin on Celtic's defeat to Rangers in the Old Firm derby and how James McCarthy and Liam Scales might fit in at Parkhead (34:45). As always we have reporter Tom O'Connor on all the Irish in action abroad over the weekend (48:40).In our final interview of the podcast, Oisin chats to Leinster Rugby winger James Lowe (55:15).  Support the show (

Aug 30

1 hr 7 min

We have a jam packed show for you this Friday.  Oisin Langan talks to Graham Gartland about Shamrock Rovers exit from European competition and their Dublin derby with Bohemians this Sunday (2:16). Alan Keane chats about Sligo Rovers and their seven defeats on the bounce (22:35). Oisin and Tom O'Connor examine the latest Irish squad announced by Stephen Kenny this week (10:42). Former Kerry footballer Sean O'Sullivan previews the semi-final clash of Kerry and Tyrone (42:40) while Paul Kerrigan discusses the Cork County final between Nemo Rangers and Castlehaven (57:05). As well as all that Oisin catches up with Ireland Rugby captain Ciara Griffin (68:00) Support the show (

Aug 27

1 hr 19 min

It's the Monday Podcast and Oisin Langan will get you fully up to date with all the goings on over the weekend in sport. Aoife Mullen (@AoifeThereseM) talks to Kevin Doherty after Drogheda United emotional win over Dundalk (9:55). She also caught up with Vinny Perth about the challenge ahead for Dundalk as they sit second from bottom in the league (10:47). Andrew Dempsey (@AndrewDempsey98) spoke to Shelbourne boss Ian Morris after their league draw with Bray Wanderers (13:55) and also chatted to Bray boss Gary Cronin (15:08). We celebrate the brilliance of Limerick's hurlers and we've got Conleith Gilligan on the unusual build up to Kerry and Tyrone. (22:00). reporter Tom O'Connor talks League Of Ireland and also gives an update on all the Irish playing abroad this weekend (37:10). We hear from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on how his team should have prevented the Southampton goal (4:04) and Mikel Arteta on how his team will come good after a COVID-19 effected start (5:50).If you'd like to get in touch drop us a message on Twitter via @extratimeNews or @oisinlangan. And remember to subscribe, rate and comment on whatever platforms you listen to us on!Support the show (

Aug 23

50 min 4 sec

It’s Friday again and that means another Podcast. On this week’s show Oisin Langan talks to reporter Macdara Ferris who was in Tallinn to watch Shamrock Rovers lose 4-2 to Flora on Thursday night (3:10). We also hear from Stephen Bradley directly after the game and his disappointment at conceding a fourth goal (1:30). As promised last week, we get a healthy dose of St. Patrick’s Athletic chat into the podcast as we talk to Saints First Team Manager Alan Mathews on a range of topics including are the Inchicore side title contenders this year (12:50). Kilkenny legend Tommy Walsh previews the All-Ireland Hurling final between Cork and Limerick. (42:10)Also, fresh from Tokyo, Oisin chats to boxer and Olympic Champion Kellie Harrington on what has been an incredible few weeks for the Dubliner after winning Olympic Gold (30:10). If you'd like to get in touch drop us a message on Twitter via @extratimeNews or @oisinlangan. And remember to subscribe, rate and comment on whatever platforms you listen to us on!Support the show (

Aug 20

54 min 15 sec

It was a big weekend of sporting action and we have it all reviewed for you with Oisin Langan so sit back and ease into your week with our Podcast.We round-up all the SSE Airtricity action from the weekend including Bohemians inflicting a sixth straight defeat in all competitions on Sligo Rovers (19:30). reporter Tom O'Connor talks about the Irish in the Premier League (as well as the Championship, League 1, League 2 and Scotland). (23:00)We have reaction from a weekend of big games in Croke Park including Mayo's victory over Dublin with Martin Carney (4:20) and Coman Goggins (9:59). Oisin talks to Meath captain Shauna Ennis (15:46) after her team booked a place in the All-Ireland Women's Final after defeating Cork. Former All-Ireland Cork forward Seanie McGrath talks to Oisin about next Sunday's All-Ireland Hurling final. (35:10)If you'd like to get in touch drop us a message on Twitter via @extratimeNews or @oisinlangan. And remember to subscribe, rate and comment on whatever platforms you listen to us on! Support the show (

Aug 16

1 hr 7 min

The first Friday Podcast is here and it is jam packed with content to kick start your day so sit back, get a cuppa and hit play. Three Irish teams faced European games opposition in the 3rd round of the Europa Conference League qualifiers in the hope of progression to the play-offs. Graham Gartland reviews Shamrock Rovers 2-0 away win (3:01) while John Flanagan talks about the Dundalk's clash against Vitesse (8:45). Oisin Langan also chats to Dundalk manager Vinny Perth (6:59). The All-Ireland semi-finals take place on the weekend and ex-Mayo manager Stephen Rochford previews the Mayo / Dublin men's clash (16:26) while All Ireland winner with Mayo Sinéad Stagg looks ahead to the Women's All Ireland semi-finals between Mayo / Dublin and Meath / Cork (34:22). With the English Premier League returning this weekend, reporter talks to Oisin about the Irish players we can look out for (46:20). As always please rate, comment and subscribe on any platform you choose to listen to the podcast! You can also contact the show on Twitter at @extratimeNews or @oisinlangan. Support the show (

Aug 13

1 hr

Our podcast returns with a new name ( Podcast), a new host (the wonderful Oisin Langan), and a new schedule that will see the show going out every Monday and Friday. On this week's show Oisin talks to reporter Tom O'Connor about the upcoming European games featuring League of Ireland sides Shamrock Rovers, Dundalk and Bohemians. (19:04) Seán Bán Breathnach chats to Oisin about Kellie Harrington's amazing gold medal victory in the lightweight division at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. (2:21) Former Kilkenny manager Nickey Brennan looks back at the weekend's Hurling semi-finals as Limerick and Cork progress to the All-Ireland finals. (9:09)With the competition to win the Women's National League hotting up, Oisin talks to Wexford Youths goalkeeper Kiev Grey on their 1-0 victory over Shelbourne on the weekend. (43:16)Support the show (

Aug 9

45 min 47 sec

Declan Marron, Macdara Ferris and Andrew Dempsey react to the Irish sides' Champions League & Europa League draws and debate the difficulties surrounding Linfield's bye in Europe because of Covid cases for their opponents FC Drita. (6.05)The lads also discuss Shamrock Rovers going further clear at the top as Kris Twardek blows Dundalk away early on, tips for Georgie Kelly to be top scorer, why Sligo now might not need their massive transfer coup and the injury crisis costing Cabinteely & Galway in the First Division.(30.06)Declan also speaks to Treaty Utd manager Dave Rooney about turning around what had been a disastrous pre-season, the side being Limerick's flagship football team and then theres a somewhat unprofessional request for Treaty jerseys or any other Treaty gear. (14.02)Support the show (

Aug 2020

45 min 45 sec

As the news breaks of Sligo v Waterford's postponed fixture tomorrow, Declan Marron speaks to Sligo's Ronan Coughlan on the teams reaction to this development, last week's resurgent win and whether Sligo fans should expect to see him on OnlyFans anytime soon. Dave Donnelly and Macdara Ferris are back to talk about the league restart, the success of WATCHLOI and reporting from empty grounds (06.57).With a round of fixtures finally in the bag, the lads discuss each of the Premier Division games (12.33).with a post match interview with Shamrock Rovers boss Stephen Bradley (22.54).There's also plenty of discussion on the First Division games with the defiance on the  ban of paid streams (51.39) and a post match interview with Drogheda manager Tim Clancy (1.00.47).Support the show (

Aug 2020

1 hr 5 min

Host Declan Marron welcomes back Macdara Ferris and Andrew Dempsey for a League of Ireland catch up before the season resumes. The lads discuss the new WATCHLOI platform as well as where each club ranks on the Premier Division subscribers table. There's also talk on how clubs handled the break and some of the major club recruitment including Sligo's coup picking up Junior Ogedi Ozekwe. Support the show (

Jul 2020

39 min 27 sec

It's the Italia 90 final and it's a beautiful disgrace of a game.Holders Argentina having looked down and out many times in this tournament arrive riddled by suspensions with West Germany hungry for revenge after the World Cup 86 final defeat.We're treated to some top class spoiling tactics, Motty going potty as the Argentinians assault the referee and the "Left Adventurer" Andy Brehme has his finest hour. And there's a full inquest into the conflicting teams of the tournament without a notable holding midfielder. If you enjoyed this series of 25 shows please subscribe, rate the podcast on iTunes and look out for our weekly podcast resuming in the upcoming weeks. (You can also get in touch with the panel -  @Decmarron @100IrishGames @YeSecondPost)Support the show (

Jul 2020

24 min 3 sec

Is there any point in this game or this podcast?The panel debate the legitimacy of third place playoffs, whether these two teams were the 3rd & 4th best in the tournament and what legacy this tournament left for the hosts. Despite some changes to the line ups this game still means quite a lot particularly  to Shillaci and Linekar still chasing the golden ball as well as to Peter Shilton, presumably just to torture the sub keepers. And for some bizarre reason there's a Toto - Smithwicks crossover to play us out. Support the show (

Jul 2020

27 min 57 sec

A fascinating semi final here with two sides as eager for revenge on Argentina and Maradona as they are to get to the final. A tactically shaky England face questions are needing to change the system to see off Cameroon while a nervous Franz Beckenbaur admits West Germany are relieved to see the familiar (predictable?) English instead of the African side. This semi has it all. Tears, big looping deflections and calls for "penalty competition" to be changed to the Puc fada. Plus back in Ireland there's talk of a Jack v Eamo showdown, Brendan Grace is cracking Frank Sinatra up and we invent a new term for goal scoring fullbacks.Support the show (

Jul 2020

26 min 42 sec

We're into the semi finals! Diego Maradonna is playing mind games and calling on his Napoli brethren to turn their back on the homeland. This has minimal effect in terms of Italian defectors Wit does cause quite the stir. So too does Vicini reverting to type and dropping Baggio once again. Plus Big Jack's gone 'a' fishin, Bobby's too busy representing Europe in a UN relief game to tag along and why has Liam Brady's got a jaundiced view of Italians?Support the show (

Jul 2020

23 min 9 sec

Today we find out who will join Argentina & Italy in the semi finals. Rudi Voller returns with a saliva-free perm for the Germans to take on a somewhat header-obsessed Czechoslovakia side. And in an all time Italia 90 classic, England with reckless abandon of their defensive game have binned Steve McMahon for Platty which should mean plenty of openings for a truly entertaining Cameroon side. There's more Milla skipping & wiggling, Oman-Biyaak's outrageous gymnastics and some top theatrics from the Mexican referee. And back in Ireland there are absolute scenes for Jack & the lads' homecoming as Haughey pulls what we now know as a 'Shane Ross' and RTÉ have created a giant crystal World Cup replica. Support the show (

Jul 2020

20 min 13 sec

It's the quarter finals of Italia 90!We kick off  with Argentina v Yugoslavia in which is our first Ireland-less peno shoot out of the tournament but will we see Diego or Maradonna? Ireland buoyed by an audience with the Pope and some garish  90's tracksuits go to Rome to take on Italy. There's analysis of THAT Bonner save, the reason why Sheedy is actually to blame and whether a big man - bigger man combo could have done the trick. Support the show (

Jun 2020

38 min 54 sec

It's the final games in the round of the last sixteen!Spain captain Emilio Butragueno is being outshone by his nickname-less teammates as they come up against Yugoslvia who are looking to Dragan Stojkovic for inspiration in a game of phenomenal goals and contagious offside appeals.England march on without captain Bryan Robson and without many goals to their name. They come up against the free scoring Belgian side featuring Enzo Scifo who's being mooted for player of the tournament.It's probably not an ideal time for Paul Gascoigne to wear himself out playing Tennis with some American holidayers.There's also a Diamond Lights break, cross country taxi's for Irish fans and for our panel it's time to talk about whether or not Golden Goal (not introduced until 96) was worthwhile.Support the show (

Jun 2020

32 min 14 sec

Let's face it, it doesn't get more fun than day seventeen of Italia 90. Do we need to say anything more than "You are Alf, Bill"?In the sweltering heat in Genoa, Ireland's pressing game is well and truly tested against the "brainless" Hagi and Romania. There's Aldo's first World Cup meltdown, O'Leary's redemption and Big Jack has three days to organise an audience with the Pope.Italy meanwhile are starting to enjoy themselves now that Toto & Baggio are running the show. The hosts take on Uruguay who are looking a little unsure of themselves without Ruben Sosa. Back in Ireland the players' families are mobbed by partying fans.Coincidentally the Point Theatre hosts Ireland's first ever all night rave party and if you did miss Alf or Home & Away,Support the show (

Jun 2020

34 min 44 sec

This may well be the most controversial day in World Cup history. Our panel wades through the drugging and the spitting in two massive knockout games on day sixteen of Italia 90. It's the Superclasicas De Las Americas on the World Cup stage. Argentina are just about surviving while filling Mardaonna with any injections to get him through games. Bludgeoning Brazil meanwhile are still looking for that extra something but probably should have checked the water.An extremely ill-tempered rivalry between Netherlands and West Germany spills over onto Voller's mullet and we discover how German butter helped Rudi and Rijkaard bury the hatchet. And we hear how Dermot Morgan upset Eamon Dunphy, the English camp gets a faith healer and we check in with the Irish camp with one day to go before Ireland's first World Cup knockout game against Romania. Support the show (

Jun 2020

25 min 15 sec

After sitting uneasy through the first rest day yesterday we're into the exciting knockout stages with two of the big underdogs of the tournament in action. Having stunned the world in the group stages, Cameroon are in uncharted waters. They've got to get past a Colombia who despite under-performing have picked up many admirers for the unorthodox style of their players. We may well get another excuse to play that Roger Milla Pepe Kalle track. Meanwhile the part timers of Costa Rica come up against a pretty inconsistent  Czechoslovakia in a game badly affected by 15,000 missing Swedish fans and Costa Rica's injured goalkeeper. There's rumours on Jack Charlton's job, Niall Quinn stocking shelves in Superquinn and inspired by Costa Rica's theatrical movie on Italia 90, there's speculation on who would be cast for Irish featureSupport the show (

Jun 2020

20 min 22 sec

Good Golly it's a bumper Italia 90 podcast today with four games wrapping up the last two groups.After the vulture and Luisito "thrashed things out" Spain are looking in much better nick, they face a Belgium side being forced into a few changes. Meanwhile Uruguay & South Korea are trying to salvage what's been a pretty disappointing tournament for them so far. Group F is still very much up for grabs as Jack Charlton makes some notable changes which might just do the trick for Ireland. Despite Ronald Koeman's crippling Aldridge fears, the Dutch bring their A-game in a clash for the "connoisseurs to savour". While England will need to find the 'Wright man' to break down the resolute Egyptian defence. There's also scenes on O'Connell street with a reasonable amount of arrests, the Zodiac is up to his old tricks and Little Richard is sent some lovin.Support the show (

Jun 2020

39 min 30 sec

It's the day of reckoning for Scotland and Jim Leighton who are looking for a big result to keep them in the tournament. They take on Brazil who are essentially a sexier Ireland. And we finally get an answer on whether Muller or Mo Johnston are the world's number 1 striker... (it's neither). Meanwhile underdog's Costa Rica  are up against a disappointing Sweden side in a game which inspires some Roy Keane-esc disgust in goalkeepers from one of our panel.There's further reactions to the Dunphy - Jack Charlton fallout and similar levels of vitriol from Dublin street traders to the new one pound coin. Support the show (

Jun 2020

15 min 58 sec

Groups D & A conclude today! Already qualified West Germany take the foot off the gas but come up against an uncharacteristically defensive  Colombia in a very busy afternoon for a Northern Irish referee. Yugoslavia, suspiciously missing Srecko Katanec,  face United Arab Emirates in front of virtually nobody in a game featuring the answer to many a quiz question.There's also boring Austria lacking trickery up against USA who may be still be figuring out the rules, featuring a footnote on poor ol Bob Gansler.And, finally caving to pressure, Italy include their two most prolific and valuable strikers for their final group game to Czechoslovakia. You can finally look forward to some Robbie Baggio talk.There's also the Kerry People vs Eamo Dunphy and some news of Big Jack trialing three at the back!Support the show (

Jun 2020

23 min 23 sec

Group B comes to a head today with surprise package Cameroon sitting pretty on top of the group..The Soviets will be hoping that 28 year old Roger Milla and co will ease off the gas and results elsewhere go their way in what could be their last ever World Cup game. And it's a battle of the mercurial talents in Maradonna v Hagi as struggling Argentina take on Romania, with John Giles mooting a brain transplant for the latter in the RTÉ studio. Meanwhile the fallout of Ireland v Egypt continues and Irish cinema's put it up to Italia 90 with a healthy selection of 90s classics and also one of the Look Who's Talking sequels.Support the show (

Jun 2020

21 min 20 sec

Day ten throws up the infamous Ireland v Egypt clash but is it as bad as everyone says? There's Egyptian sailors, an appalling Chris Morris tackle and the villainess origin story of Eamon Dunphy. Meanwhile "The Vulture" and his cohorts in the Spain squad have a chance to pick up their first win against South Korea, which leads to sublime hat tricks and tales of squeezed testicles.There's also the enigmatic Enzo Scifo leading Belgium on against Uruguay and blood rituals in Ballybofey.Support the show (

Jun 2020

29 min 17 sec