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Adrian Eames and James O'Toole are joined by Paul Corry, Graham Gartland and Johnny McDonnell to reflect on a hectic few days on the domestic front.

Nov 29

1 hr

A look ahead to the FAI Cup final between Bohemians & St. Pat's. We hear from Pat's Alan Mathews, with predictions from Gary Rogers & Mark Rossiter. Wexford Youths capt Kylie Murphy on the club's cup success. Ahead of the Premier Div play-off, Waterford's Marc Bircham has his say. Also reaction to UCD's win in the 1st Div play-off.

Nov 22

49 min 20 sec

On this week's podcast James O'Toole, Graham Gartland and Johnny McDonnell cast their eye over Ireland's World Cup qualifiers against Portugal and Luxembourg. The panel reflects on the campaign and on Stephen Kenny's future. Elsewhere we hear from Brian Maher after the U21s defeat to Italy and reaction from a fiery Dublin derby.

Nov 15

1 hr 6 min

On this week's episode Adrian Eames and James O'Toole are joined by Kenny Cunningham, who looks ahead to the challenge facing the Republic of Ireland as they take on Portugal, and Damien Duff's chances of making Shelbourne great again.

Nov 8

54 min 1 sec

Neil Farrugia joins James, Paul, and Pat to discuss Shamrock Rovers' league triumph, we preview the First Division play-offs and Northern Ireland manager Kenny Shiels talks Euro 2022 draw.

Nov 1

55 min 58 sec

Gary Rogers and Graham Gartland reflect on Bohemians' & St Pat's passage to the final, Karen Duggan expects a tough day for Vera Pauw's Ireland against Finland. Darragh Burns & Alan Mathews on Pat's win over Dundalk, with Lilywhites boss Vinny Perth commenting more on a tough season. Also hear from Ruaidhrí Higgins after Derry's loss to Drogheda.

Oct 25

52 min 51 sec

Karl Sheppard and Mark Rossiter preview the meeting of Shamrock Rovers and Bohemians and the FAI Cup semis. The Unite The Union Champions Cup is also discussed, both Karl and Mark are critical of the timing. Ireland boss Vera Pauw looks ahead to the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

Oct 17

48 min 2 sec

Pat Fenlon and Lisa Fallon join Adrian Eames and James O'Toole to look back on Ireland's win against Azerbaijan and why it's now important to build momentum.

Oct 11

49 min 28 sec

Adrian Eames and James O'Toole are joined by Gary Rogers to talk about John Caulfield's 'guinea pigs' remark about U21 call-ups for the Montenegro game, while Ireland's upcoming qualifiers are previewed and LOI contracts and player futures are up for discussion.

Oct 4

49 min 9 sec

Adrian Eames and James O'Toole are joined by Graham Gartland to discuss Shamrock Rovers' charge towards the title and Liam Scales' career prospects.

Sep 27

40 min 50 sec

Adrian Eames and James O'Toole are joined by Lee Desmond to discuss his injury plus the upcoming Pats-Shamrock Rovers top of the table clash The panel examine the Cup quarter-finals and Lisa Fallon joins to talk the Ireland women's friendly with Australia

Sep 19

49 min 59 sec

Adrian Eames and James O'Toole are joined by Graham Gartland, Gavin Hamilton and Andy Myler. Among the topics discussed are the standards of refereeing in the League of Ireland, the return of the Champions League and UCD's push for promotion.

Sep 13

55 min 20 sec

Adrian Eames is joined by Stephen Elliott and Gary Rogers to discuss Ireland's recent World Cup qualifying games with Portugal and Azerbaijan and they look ahead to the clash with Serbia.

Sep 5

46 min 47 sec

Adrian Eames and James O'Toole are joined by Stephen Elliott, Tom Kundert (PortuGOAL.net), Pat Fenlon and new Galway WFC CEO Ruth Fahy to discuss Ireland's World Cup qualifying triple-header, Cristiano Ronaldo's return to Manchester United and the weekend's FAI Cup action.

Aug 30

49 min 35 sec

Paul Corry and Karl Sheppard preview Shamrock Rovers' Europa Conference League second-leg against Flora Tallinn. We eye up possible upsets in Round 2 of the FAI Cup. After an absence of 12 years from the league, Paul Doolin chats about taking over at Athlone Town. Ahead of the Irish League kick-off the BBC's Eric White discusses some big signings

Aug 23

1 hr 3 min

James O'Toole is joined by Graham Gartland, Gary Rogers and Andrew Cheal to assess a mixed week in Europe for Irish sides, Dundalk's future, Sligo Rovers' loss of form and the opening of the English Premier League

Aug 16

1 hr 6 min

James O'Toole is joined by Gavin Hamilton and Guy Swindells to discuss Lionel Messi's press conference, while Johnny McDonnell analyses the latest domestic action.

Aug 9

57 min 12 sec

On this week's RTÉ Soccer Podcast with Adrian Eames, James O'Toole scouts Shamrock Rovers, Bohemians and Dundalk's UEFA Europa Conference League opponents. Gary Rogers and Graham Gartland also give their thoughts and share their experiences of playing in Europe.

Aug 2

49 min 41 sec

On this week's edition, Adrian Eames and James O'Toole are joined by Paul Corry, Graham Cummins and Glen McAuley where Dawson Devoy’s future is discussed and there are European previews. Glen McAuley talks about THAT goal on Friday night and his time in Liverpool, while Pat Costello has a feature on the newly formed Treaty United.

Jul 26

55 min 27 sec

On this week's edition, Graham Gartland and Shane Supple look ahead to Dundalk and Bohemians' next assignments in the Europa Conference League. Also an assessment of the Premier Division title race and Aine O'Gorman on Peamount United's form and the WNL season so far.

Jul 19

53 min 16 sec

Stephen Elliott, Mark Rossiter and Guy Swindells join us this week. They discuss the Euro 2020 final between Italy v England and question Gareth Southgate's tactics and penalty takers. Mark looks through the League of Ireland teams in European action and also the war of words between Dundalk's Vinny Perth and Derry's Ruaidhri Higgins

Jul 12

49 min 4 sec

Liam Brady joins Mikey Stafford to reflect on a dramatic night in Wembley. Brady, who spent the bulk of his career in England and Italy, tries to unpick who he wants to win while looking ahead to an intriguing final.

Jul 8

15 min 25 sec

On this week's podcast the panel discuss the upcoming semi-finals in the Euro's and England chances of glory, look ahead to a European focus for some League of Ireland clubs and Shelbourne's Women's manager Noel King on going top of the Women's National League.

Jul 5

49 min 9 sec

Mikey Stafford is joined by Karen Duggan to reflect on the round of 16 at Euro 2020, which has seen the defending European champions and the World Cup holders depart. Mikey asks Karen about the rise of the female pundit and why this tournament seems like a pivotal moment for women in the television studios and commentary boxes.

Jun 30

27 min 3 sec

Guy Swindells and Raphael Honigstein join Adrian Eames to look at England v Germany in Euro 2020 and the remaining last 16 ties. Karl Sheppard is also with us as Chris Shields says goodbye at Dundalk. We hear from the now Linfield man after his emotional send-off in Oriel Park.

Jun 28

48 min 35 sec

Ronnie Whelan is of the opinion that England should drop striker Harry Kane for their match against the Czech Republic. We hear from Vinny Perth, who has returned to Dundalk as manager the panel give their thoughts. On the Save Tolka Park campaign, both Pat Fenlon and Tony Sheridan share their memories of playing in Tolka Park.

Jun 21

47 min 10 sec

Didi Hamann reviews Belgium and Netherlands' wins over Denmark and Austria, looks ahead to England selection issues against Scotland and discusses Germany's predicament.

Jun 17

19 min 32 sec

Ray Houghton reflects on the opening round of matches at Euro 2020

Jun 16

19 min 25 sec

Damien O'Meara and James O'Toole are joined by Danish journalist Troel BagerThogersen, to talk about Christian Eriksen's collapse and the events that unfolded on Saturday evening in Copenhagen. Lukas Vrabilk discusses Slovakia's chances, while we have plenty on the SSE Airtricity League, which returned from its summer break.

Jun 14

1 hr 2 min

The panel discuss the positives from the Republic of Ireland's performance against Hungary and hear from manager Stephen Kenny and Adam Idah.

Jun 9

46 min 9 sec

Adrian Eames, James O'Toole, Paul Corry and Andrew Cheal look ahead to Ireland's friendly in Andorra, review the weekend's domestic LOI and WNL action, react to Chelsea's Champions League final win and discuss Brentford's promotion to the Premier League.

May 31

50 min 14 sec

Paul Corry, James O'Toole and Dominic McGuinness join Adrian Eames to reflect on Sligo Rovers going top of the league, Shamrock Rovers suffering back-to-back defeats and Dundalk plunging further into crisis. We also reflect on the Irish Under-21 squad and look ahead to European finals for both involving Manchester clubs this week

May 25

53 min 11 sec

Adrian Eames and James O'Toole are joined by Gary Rodgers, who is very critical of the standard of refereeing this season in the LOI and is looking for more clarity on the Dundalk managerial situation. Ian Ryan talks about his new role as Wexford Youths boss. Journalist Rob Tanner from the Athletic on Leicester City's FA Cup win.

May 17

53 min 12 sec

Adrian Eames and James O'Toole discuss the future of Waterford FC with former player and coach David Breen, who says he's looking for clarity from the club owner Simon Power, while Wexford Youths' Kylie Murphy reflects on her team's start to the SSE Airtricity Women's National League.

May 10

50 min 55 sec

Adrian Eames and James O'Toole chat to Pat Fenlon and Adam Foley. Kara Kelly gets the views of Saoirse Noonan on the Republic of Ireland's World Cup draw, while the panel pays tribute to the late Alan McLoughlin.

May 4

57 min 23 sec

Reaction to Shamrock Rovers v Bohemians and a discussion on Ruaidhrí Higgins in the hot seat at Derry City.

Apr 26

54 min 32 sec

Ex-Dundalk team manager John Gill discusses the situation at the club, Adrian Carberry on his Athlone's great start plus European Soccer League controversy discussion with Martin Ziegler of the London Times and WNL reaction.

Apr 19

50 min 9 sec

Paul Corry and Raffaele Cretaro are our guests this week. Paul calls for changes in management at Dundalk after their latest defeat, while former Sligo Rovers and Finn Harps man Cretaro looks ahead to their game on Saturday as they ride high in the top three.

Apr 12

50 min 38 sec

A review the weekend's League of Ireland and WNL results and insights from guests Vinny Perth, Karl Sheppard and Finn Harps board member Paul McLoone.

Apr 5

1 hr 7 min

On this week's RTÉ Soccer Podcast with Adrian Eames and James O'Toole, the panel reflect on a disastrous night for Ireland against Luxembourg, with Keith Treacy and Ray Houghton sharing their views. We also review the weekend's SSE Airtricity League Premier Division matches plus the opening weekend First Division and WNL games.

Mar 29

1 hr

This week Paul Corry, Karl Sheppard and Lisa Fallon are our guests. Adrian Eames and the panel review the opening weekend of the SSE Airtricity League, plus reaction They also look ahead to the Republic of Ireland's World Cup opener on Wednesday away to Serbia in Belgrade Adrian also speaks to soccer writer Lukas Vrablik

Mar 22

47 min 51 sec

Adrian Eames and James O'Toole are joined by Gary Rogers and Karl Sheppard to preview the 2021 SSE Airtricity League Premier Division campaign.

Mar 14

51 min 49 sec

With the news that Soccer Republic won't be returning to televisionscreens this year, we look back on over a decade of the highlights progamme for Irish football.  Adrian Eames and James O'Toole are joined by a number of guests connected to the programme. They include Con Murphy, Tony O'Donoghue, Johnny McDonnell, Dave Barry and Alan Cawley. 

Mar 8

55 min 1 sec

Derry City manager Declan Devine offers his thoughts of preseason preparations, Athlone boss Adrian Carberry on his side's new signing's and RTÉ Group Head of Sport Declan McBennett on RTÉ's plans for the season as a broadcaster of the league.

Feb 27

1 hr 1 min

Gary Rogers joins Adrian Eames and James O'Toole on the RTÉ Soccer Podcast to discuss his new role as full-time Irish scout for GestiFute. John Caulfield chats about Galway United's preparations for the new season plus the make-up of the First Division. The lads also discuss the abuse faced by James McClean.

Feb 20

45 min 9 sec

Adrian Eames, James O'Toole and Paul Corry are joined by Mayo's finest, St Patrick's Athletic new signing John Mountney. John speaks about his time with Dundalk and success under now Ireland manager Stephen Kenny, looking forward to the start of the new season at Saints and the family pub in Bohola.

Feb 13

45 min 13 sec

Treaty United manager Tommy Barrett is looking for clarity from the FAI following the release of the First Division fixtures while Dermot Keely, who is enjoying life in Lanzarote, is not very optimistic about Dundalk's chances of league success this season and is especially critical of the club allowing Sean Gannon join rivals Shamrock Rovers.

Feb 8

51 min 42 sec

With the fixtures for the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division due to be released on Monday Adrian Eames, James O'Toole, Johnny McDonnell and Ollie Cahill discuss the excitement and anticipation plus the PFAI survey on return to training / playing protocols.

Jan 30

53 min 27 sec

Guy Swindells joins us hours after Frank Lampard was sacked by Chelsea Adrian Eames and James O'Toole host this week's pod, with Conan Byrne also with us. Longford Town Manager Daire Doyle fills us in on pre-season preparations Lisa Fallon also features on her new appointment with Galway United

Jan 25

48 min 11 sec

Karl Sheppard talks about the arthritis that has cut his career short, while Eoin Hand discusses the upheaval within the FAI.

Jan 18

44 min 17 sec