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Ahead of Saturday's special congress Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill are joined by Kieran Shannon and Tomas Ó Sé to discuss the pros and cons of the league-based senior football championship structure, known as Proposal B.

Oct 20

49 min 6 sec

Limerick prevailed in the All-Ireland final with an eye-catching, record scoreline of 3-32 against Cork. Mikey Stafford is joined by Anthony Daly and former inter-county referee Barry Kelly to look at five potential rule changes proposed by Rory O'Neill, who was not on hand to defend his masterplan.

Sep 23

55 min 57 sec

Rory O'Neill and Mikey Stafford welcome back Ciaran Whelan and Dessie Dolan to reflect on Tyrone's All-Ireland triumph. The Red Hand are a young and dedicated team that could inspire the next wave of Ulster champions, as Mayo deal with another heartbreak, Kerry in managerial turmoil and Dublin need to reimagine their attacking play.

Sep 16

35 min 26 sec

Keith Higgins, Enda McGinley and Aoife Sheehan join Damian Lawlor to preview the All-Ireland senior football and camogie finals.

Sep 10

26 min 52 sec

Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill are joined by Dessie Dolan and Ciaran Whelan to look ahead to Saturday's showdown between Mayo and Tyrone, where a high energy, 80 minutes of chaos is expected. Later in the show, Elaine Aylward and Ursula Jacob are on hand to preview Sunday's camogie decider between Cork and Galway.

Sep 9

1 hr 13 min

Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill are joined by Mayo legend Cora Staunton and Damian Lawlor, presenter of The Championship on RTÉ Radio 1, to look ahead to Sunday's All-Ireland Senior Ladies Football final between Dublin and Meath. There are reflections on Tyrone's defeat of Kerry and Tomas Ó Sé's move into coaching with Offaly.

Sep 2

41 min 46 sec

Steven Poacher dissects Niall Morgan’s role and the Tyrone kickout ahead of their All-Ireland semi-final against Kerry. Neil Ewing recalls Sligo’s Covid distractions. Shane Dowling summarises Limerick’s sensational hurling final, Keith Higgins focuses on the Kerry footballers while Aoife Sheehan previews the All Ireland Camogie semi finals

Aug 27

27 min 9 sec

After a 13-day delay, Kerry will face Tyrone in the All-Ireland SFC semi-final. Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill are joined by Kevin McStay and Eamonn Fitzmaurice to discuss the impact Tyrone's Covid outbreak will have had on preparations, the advantage Tyrone have in goal, as well as the late blooming of Paudie Clifford.

Aug 26

55 min 53 sec

This week, Sunday Game producer Rory O'Neill is joined by Jackie Tyrrell, Brendan Cummins and Marty Morrissey to preview this year's very first All-Ireland SHC between Cork and Limerick.

Aug 18

47 min 40 sec

On this week's show presented by Damian Lawlor, Sean Boylan, Roscommon chairman Brian Carroll, Keith Higgins and Shane Dowling ?reflect on the latest hurling and football news while also looking ahead to the weekend's action.

Aug 13

26 min 36 sec

Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill are joined by Ciaran Whelan and Kevin McStay to look ahead to the All-Ireland SFC semi-final between Dublin and Mayo, and discuss the postponement of the Kerry-Tyrone game due to Covid-19 cases in the Ulster champions' squad.

Aug 10

55 min 50 sec

Henry Shefflin and Shane Dowling join Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill to preview the All-Ireland hurling semi-finals, Limerick v Waterford and Kilkenny v Cork.

Aug 4

39 min 6 sec

On this week's Championship programme with Damian Lawlor Liam Dunne joins Damian discusses Davy Fitzgerald stepping down as Wexford hurling manager. The tactics board with Shane Dowling and Keith Higgins, plus interview with Waterford's Stephen Bennett.

Jul 30

27 min 27 sec

As we were recording this week's show, news broke of Joe Canning's retirement. Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill get the immediate reaction of Brendan Cummins and Anthony Daly to the end of the inter-county career of 'one of the greatest players I have ever seen'.

Jul 28

1 hr 11 min

On this week's Championship programme with Damian Lawlor, Shane Dowling looks ahead to the weekend’s hurling qualifiers, plus Cork All-Ireland winner Paul Kerrigan and Galway’s Michael Meehan on provincial finals.

Jul 23

27 min 36 sec

Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill are joined by Michael Foley of The Sunday Times, Pat Spillane and Brendan Cummins to preview the weekend's matches. In football Spillane can't see how Cork can beat Kerry, while in hurling Cummins believes Cork's dire need for a result should be enough to see them past Clare.

Jul 22

1 hr 2 min

Ahead of the championship weekend, Damian Lawlor is joined by former Hurler Of The Year, the eight-time All-Ireland winner Eoin Larkin. Offaly footballer Niall McNamee reflects on his longevity and the health of the Leinster Championship, while Shane Dowling and Keith Higgins break down some of the tactical aspects of the weekend's games.

Jul 16

26 min 58 sec

Mikey Stafford and Rory O’Neill are joined by Dessie Dolan and Conor Neville of RTÉ Online to look at the GAA’s three proposals to restructure the championship. In hurling, Brendan Cummins joins the lads to preview a huge weekend of hurling.

Jul 13

1 hr 18 min

Damian Lawlor looks ahead to the weekend's action with Shane Dowling and Keith Higgins. Stephen Poacher defends Roscommon's style and Enda McGinley on fate of smaller counties.

Jul 9

26 min 16 sec

On a bumper episode, Mikey Stafford and Rory O’Neill are joined by Oisín McConville, Cora Staunton, Derek McGrath and former inter-county referee Barry Kelly. In football, Oisín and Cora weigh-in on Stephen Cluxton’s 'stepping away’. In hurling, Derek and Barry reflect on that sin-binning in the Gaelic Grounds.

Jul 7

1 hr 42 min

Damian Lawlor hears from Longford County Board chairman Albert Cooney on the boost gained by the phased return of fans to games.

Jul 3

26 min 1 sec

Jackie Tyrrell, Eamonn Fitzmaurice and Damian Lawlor join Mikey Stafford and Rory O’Neill. Jackie and the lads try to describe James Duggan’s wonder score for the Laois Under 20s, while Eamonn pays tribute to Armagh coach Kieran Donaghy’s willingness to expand his breadth of experience and tips him as a future Kerry manager.

Jun 30

1 hr 36 min

Damian Lawlor is joined by Keith Higgins and Shane Dowling to reflect on the week's big stories while also looking ahead to the weekend's action. Dan Shanahan reflects on one his his great days with Waterford while Ciaran Sheehan opens up on his retirement from his inter-county career with Cork.

Jun 25

26 min 15 sec

Kevin McStay and Michael Foley join Mikey Stafford and Rory O’Neill to preview the All-Ireland football championship – a tournament where 29 games are played and Kerry and Dublin meet in the final, currently being the accepted wisdom.

Jun 23

55 min 45 sec

The Munster and Leinster Hurling Championships begin this weekend, and Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill are joined by Brendan Cummins and Conor McKeon for a preview pod.

Jun 23

52 min 17 sec

Ciaran Whelan and Anthony Daly join Mikey Stafford and Rory O’Neill to reflect on the unique Allianz Football and Hurling leagues. As speculation grows that Stephen Cluxton has played his last game for Dublin they reflect on his incredible impact. The two lads also assess whether the GAA and its players are doing enough to promote the games.

Jun 17

39 min 17 sec

Mikey Stafford is joined by Henry Shefflin, Dessie Dolan and Malachy Clerkin. Henry weighs in on the recent criticism of hurling - saying the lack of regulation of sliotars and hurls is an issue. Dessie previews a massive weekend in the Allianz Football League, with almost every team fighting for relegation or promotion.

Jun 9

1 hr 7 min

Eamonn Fitzmaurice, Derek McGrath and Damian Lawlor join Mikey and Rory on this week's show. After Naomi Osaka's stance on press conferences at the French Open, Eamonn discusses his own dealings with the media. Derek has hope for Wexford after Sunday's heavy defeat to Kilkenny, as everyone raves about Cats supremo TJ Reid.

Jun 2

1 hr 15 min

Tomas Ó Sé and Oisín McConville join Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill to discuss the Covid mess between Wexford and Clare, the return of fans in the North and the weekend's games. The two lads also mourn for the lost art of defending, as new rules highlight the skills that have been lost after a decade or more of blanket defences.

May 26

59 min 32 sec

Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill are joined by Colm Keys, Shane Dowling and Pat Spillane to discuss, among other things, John Kiely's retracted diving comments, Wexford's Covid outbreak, David Clifford's brilliance, a potential golden age of football and Pat identifies 'the filthiest game I ever played in'.

May 19

1 hr 12 min

Mikey Stafford is joined by Kevin McStay, Wexford manager Shane Roche and RTÉ GAA reporter Damian Lawlor to look ahead to the Allianz Football League.. Also, Mikey chats to Kilkenny camogie star Katie Power ahead of the new Littlewoods National League about her own return from injury, the fixtures row and the good news on government grants.

May 12

54 min 57 sec

After a fallow spring, the GAA season kicks into gear this weekend with the Allianz Hurling League. Mikey Stafford is joined by Jackie Tyrrell, Ursula Jacob and Denis Walsh of The Sunday Times to preview the truncated competition and ask what certain counties will be looking to take from it.

May 5

38 min 37 sec

Adrian Eames and James O'Toole discuss the weekend's Premier Division action with Pat Fenlon. Joining them is the league's top goalscorer Adam Foley of Finn Harps who scored the winner against Derry City to earn his team a first ever league win at the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium. The lads also pay tribute to the late Alan McLoughlin.

May 4

57 min 23 sec

Shane Dowling and Ciaran Whelan join Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill this week as the GAA world awaits word on when club training can return. The lads discuss how the hurling and football leagues could be very different animals this year. They also reflect on their contrasting retirements and the wrench it is to leave the inter-county scene.

Apr 29

56 min 41 sec

As inter-county teams return to training this week, Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill are joined by Anthony Daly and Tomas Ó Sé to recall some pre-season war stories and discuss the level of commitment now required.

Apr 22

48 min 5 sec

Back after the winter hiatus, Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill are joined by Pat Spillane and Brendan Cummins, with the lads in philosophical mood. They ponder the elimination of risk from game plans in both football and hurling, as well as the continuing growth of the power of the inter-county manager, as evidenced by the recent level 5 breaches.

Apr 15

1 hr 4 min

Carlow footballer Paul Broderick tells us about failed attempts to dye his hair like Mayo legend Ciarán McDonald's, his admiration for the steely Meath team of the 90s and shares his thoughts on the Tailteann Cup.

Mar 25

14 min 37 sec

The Antrim star tells us about being inspired by the Saffrons heroes of '89, Sambo McNaughton's unusual method of dropping players, and his favourite Munster forwards.

Mar 25

15 min 12 sec

Tipperary captain and All-Star Conor Sweeney reveals his Gaelic football idols and looks back on a momentous season for the Munster champions.

Mar 12

14 min 19 sec

Padraic Collins reveals who his inspirations were in both football and hurling and discusses the Clare footballers' ambitions for the season ahead.

Mar 7

12 min 51 sec

SATURDAY SPORT| Marty Morrissey chats to Larry McCarthy about his hopes for his term as GAA president and what his priorities will be

Feb 27

14 min 9 sec

The panel look ahead to the latest renewal in Mayo's modern day quest to beat the Dubs

Dec 2020

1 hr 8 min

Brendan Cummins and former Limerick camogie star Aoife Sheehan look ahead to a massive weekend of action. Brendan looks at the puckout strategies of Limerick and Waterford and how they could influence the senior hurling final. Aoife heaps praise on the Galway defence, which will be key to defending their camogie title against Kilkenny.

Dec 2020

58 min

Journalist Kieran Shannon and Kerry legend Pat Spillane join Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill to preview Dublin v Cavan and Mayo v Tipperary. Can Cavan at least give Dublin something new to think about? Can Tipperary give us another shock in this year of years and down Mayo, or will James Horan's blend of youth and experience reach another final?

Dec 2020

54 min 31 sec

Retired Westmeath footballer John Connellan penned an open letter on the threat posed to the GAA by the funding model that has sparked the resurgence in the capital. Connellan, Kevin McStay, Conor McKeon, Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill discuss how to protect the competitiveness of the GAA nationally.

Nov 2020

1 hr 7 min

Ahead of a huge weekend of hurling and camogie action, Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill are joined by former Limerick camogie star Aoife Sheehan and Anthony Daly to preview the Waterford-Kilkenny and Limerick-Galway semi-finals in the hurling, and the last four encounters between Cork and Kilkenny and Tipperary and Galway in the camogie.

Nov 2020

48 min 45 sec

After this weekend there will be just eight teams left in the All-Ireland championships. Kevin McStay and Anthony Daly join Mikey Stafford, Rory O'Neill and Colm Keys of the Irish Independent to look ahead to the action.

Nov 2020

1 hr 19 min

As doubt surrounds Mickey Harte's future as Tyrone manager, Eamonn Fitzmaurice and Malachy Clerkin join Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill to discuss his legacy, the fallout in Kerry and the weekend's games. Michael Duignan previews a massive weekend of hurling.

Nov 2020

1 hr 15 min

As Sligo become the first team to forfeit a Championship game due to Covid-19, Tomas Ó Sé joins Mikey Stafford, Rory O'Neill and Kieran Shannon to discuss the situation and his own response to it, which has caused some furore in itself. Elsewhere Brendan Cummins looks at the two first round qualifiers as hurling's back door swings open.

Nov 2020

1 hr 6 min

It's a huge weekend of Championship action and to discuss it all Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill are joined by Colm Keys of the Irish Independent, Oisin McConville and Derek McGrath.

Oct 2020

1 hr 13 min