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OTB Highlights

OffTheBall, OTB Sports
48 episodes
Subscribe to 'OTB Highlights' for the very best podcasts from Off The Ball and OTB Sports. You'll get a selection of the very best and most interesting interviews and features from the world of sports. There's your daily dose from the OTB Brief, snippets from OTB AM and the best interviews from the Off The Ball show. For more specific content or other podcasts from OTB - it's worth checking out OTB Football, OTB Rugby, OTB AM and much more!

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Eric Donovan | Removing boxing's quitting stigma | 'That's where the real courage is'

Irish boxer Eric Donovan joins Joe Molloy on the line after his European Union super-featherweight title shot scheduled for this weekend had to be postponed. We also ask Eric for his thoughts on the criticism of boxers "quitting" on the stool, after Canelo Alvarez's TKO defeat of Billy Joe Saunders…

The OTB Brief | Manchester City crowned champions, Waterford forfeit fixture

Welcome to The OTB Brief, everything you need to know about sport, first thing every morning, with John Duggan of OTB Sports. We bring you the latest news from sport and what's happening today. There are also details of today's OTB Sports Radio schedule - subscribe to The OTB Brief for your first s…

The OTB Brief | Fulham relegated, Dublin players escape fines

Welcome to The OTB Brief, everything you need to know about sport, first thing every morning, with John Duggan of OTB Sports. We bring you the latest news from sport and what's happening today. There are also details of today's OTB Sports Radio schedule - subscribe to The OTB Brief for your first s…

Rory's return, Cavani's influence and Tadhg Furlong's new deal

Joe Molloy, Nathan Murphy and Richie McCormack look at all the biggest sports stories from across the weekend on the Newsround. We look at the return of GAA at long last, the news of equal pay for female players, Rory McIlroy's big win at Quail Hollow and Sam Allardyce getting relegated for the fir…

Rory glory, Man United Limbo, Antrim rising, Laker drama | Performance Rankings feat. Neil McManus

We kick off every week with the OTB AM Gillette Performance Rankings, rating the Good, Bad and Grand from the sporting weekend. OTB AM is live with Gillette | #MadeOfWhatMatters

THE OTB BRIEF | McIlroy ends wait for victory, WBA relegated, and Antrim stun Clare

Welcome to The OTB Brief, everything you need to know about sport, first thing every morning, with John Duggan of OTB Sports. We bring you the latest news from sport and what's happening today. There are also details of today's OTB Sports Radio schedule - subscribe to The OTB Brief for your first s…

Panel: Art of marathon running | Sonia O'Sullivan, John Treacy, Lizzie Lee

A fascinating discussion ensued on our Saturday Panel this week on the art of marathon running - as Sonia O'Sullivan, John Treacy and Lizzie Lee joined John Duggan. They discussed their best and worst marathon memories, tips for running 26.2 miles, Olympic experiences, and also the importance of ph…

Friday Night Racing | Philip Rothwell

Philip Rothwell joins Friday Night Racing to chat about his successful week at Punchestown where he saddled three winners. @Horse Racing Ireland​ #EVERYRACINGMOMENT

Crappy Quiz | Young guns eye struggling Quiz vet'

It's Adrian Barry vs Enda Coll vs Shane Hannon in this week's quiz of sporting factoids. OTB AM with Gillette | #MadeOfWhatMatters

The OTB Brief | United through, Arsenal out, Lions squad reaction

Welcome to The OTB Brief, everything you need to know about sport, first thing every morning, with John Duggan of OTB Sports. We bring you the latest news from sport and what's happening today. There are also details of today's OTB Sports Radio schedule - subscribe to The OTB Brief for your first s…

Brian O'Driscoll | Why Sexton and Ryan missed out on Lions | Conan and Aki surprises

Nathan Murphy is joined by Brian O’Driscoll as we recap the British and Irish Lions squad announcement. Warren Gatland has picked 8 Irish players in his squad of 37, with Johnny Sexton and James Ryan both left out. Rugby with @vodafoneireland #TeamOfUs

The Newsround | Lions squad fallout, Olympic vaccines and Europa League semi finals

Nathan Murphy is joined by Richie McCormack and Joe Molloy for Thursday night’s newsround, as we recap the big calls in Warren Gatland’s Lions squad. Meanwhile, it’s been confirmed that all athletes will be vaccinated before the Olympic games, and the Europa League semi final team news is confirmed…

Shaun Murphy Interview | Crucible run, Dublin life, bullies, cue on the Luas

The 2021 World Snooker Championship runner-up (and 2005 champion) Shaun Murphy joined Shane Hannon for a wide-ranging interview after his Crucible run. They talked his Irish DNA and living in Dublin, his optimism for snooker talent in Ireland, memories of 2005, being bullied in school, and how he a…

Louise Quinn and Jenny Murphy | Up Close and Personal

Former-rivals, former-teammates and international starts in two different codes, Louise Quinn and Jenny Murphy are the latest duo to take part in our Up Close & Personal series with Gillette | #MadeOfWhatMatters​

Line Of Duty | Handmaid's Tale | Sue Murphy's OTB TV Picks

Sue Murphy joined Ger and Eoin on OTBAM for this week's TV Picks, including The Handmaid's Tale and Line of Duty.   Sponsored by Gillette | #MadeOfWhatMatters

The OTB Brief | Chelsea into CL Final, Lions Squad to be named

Welcome to The OTB Brief, everything you need to know about sport, first thing every morning, with John Duggan of OTB Sports. We bring you the latest news from sport and what's happening today. There are also details of today's OTB Sports Radio schedule - subscribe to The OTB Brief for your first s…

The Newsround | Revenge of the referees, PSG petulance and golf's Super League

Joe Molloy is joined by Richie McCormack and Adrian Barry as we run through all of Wednesday's big sports news. The Newsround with @gilletteuk | #MadeOfWhatMatters

Irish relay team Olympics bound | Chris O’Donnell and Sharlene Mawdsley | OTBAM

After helping the Irish mixed relay team qualify for the Olympics, Chris O’Donnell and Sharlene Mawdsley, joined Ger and Eoin on OTBAM.  Sponsored by Gillette | #MadeOfWhatMatters

The OTB Brief | Man City reach CL final, Alan McLoughlin tributes

Welcome to The OTB Brief, everything you need to know about sport, first thing every morning, with John Duggan of OTB Sports. We bring you the latest news from sport and what's happening today. There are also details of today's OTB Sports Radio schedule - subscribe to The OTB Brief for your first s…

RIP Alan McLoughlin: Andy Townsend, Packie Bonner & Ray Houghton remember an Ireland legend | Man City topple PSG with …

Andy Townsend, Packie Bonner & Ray Houghton join Joe to pay tribute to the late Alan McLoughlin. Pat Nevin also joins us to chat Champions League and the MUFC protest. @PaddyPower

Micheál Martin | Return of fans | Sports funding | PE in schools

An Taoiseach Micheál Martin sat down with Joe Molloy on Off The Ball to discuss sport in Ireland as we come out of the pandemic.

The Newsround | City v PSG | Alan McLoughlin RIP

Dave McIntyre and Richie McCormack joined Joe Molloy to discuss this evening's sports news headlines  Sponsored by Gillette | #MadeOfWhatMatters | #OTBNR

Brian O'Driscoll | Leinster knocked off by O'Gara's La Rochelle | Lions picks

Former Ireland captain Brian O'Driscoll joined Joe Molloy to discuss La Rochelle's win over Leinster in the Heineken Champions Cup semis and potential Irish inclusions in the Lions' squad.  Sponsored by Vodafone | #TeamOfUs

Dadcast | The Dad's make a big commitment

No Ger this week but Nathan, Dave, and Adrian are back this week with more tales from their misadventures in parenting. This week see the kids back to sport and the terrible twos! Email them your problems - a problem shared is top-quality content after all! Dadcast@offtheball.com Enjoy!

The OTB Brief | Selby's fourth world title, PL reaction, and new LOI record for Shamrock Rovers

Welcome to The OTB Brief, everything you need to know about sport, first thing every morning, with Neil Treacy of OTB Sports. We bring you the latest news from sport and what's happening today. There are also details of today's OTB Sports Radio schedule - subscribe to The OTB Brief for your first s…

Football Saturday | Sledging, Champions League, Aguero to Liverpool?

Stephen Elliott and Johnny Ward joined John Duggan on OTB Football Saturday this afternoon, and we talked good results for Man City and Chelsea in the Champions League this week. We also talked sledging in football, young managers in the League of Ireland, Cavani's brilliance, and Timo Werner's lac…

NFL Draft 2021 | Sam Monson

Ger Gilroy joined by NFL reporter Sam Monson of the PFF NFL pod to discuss last night's 2021 NFL Draft which saw Trevor Lawrence picked as the number one draft to Jacksonville Jaguars

FRIDAY NIGHT RACING | John 'Shark' Hanlon

Trainer John 'Shark' Hanlon joins Ger Gilroy and Johnny Ward to chat about how his nickname came about, Punchestown and much more @Horse Racing Ireland​ #EveryRacingMoment

Hector | Trevor Giles love, Glazers out, underage GAA return to play | OTB AM

Hector Ó hEochagáin joined this morning's OTB AM. OTB AM is live every morning from 07:30am in association with Gillette | #MadeOfWhatMatters