The Big Red Bench


Latest Episodes from The Big Red Bench


11th of Apr 2021
Sunday April 11th
Kieran O’Donovan, the Southern Star sports editor joins us to discuss Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy winning gold at the European Rowing Championships. Former Ireland international Fiona Hayes talks us through the big Six Nations win over Wales. Cork City goalkeeper Mark McNulty on City’s start to the season, and the Focus Ireland Big Rebel Sleep Out. And we talk to a young Corkman, Flobater Fares who’s planning to run from Cork to Galway for the Irish Cancer Society, and his brother Abanoub on helping Flobetar prepare for the 200km trek.

4th of Apr 2021
Sunday April 4th
Rugby analyst and Munster legend Moss Finn on the Reds’ defeat to Toulose, where the province go from here and the impact the retiring Billy Holland and CJ Stander had on the team. Stuart Ashton on Cobh Ramblers’ defeat to UCD. Cork’s John Murphy on making the Walker Cup team.

28th of Mar 2021
Sunday 28th March
Former Cork City striker Graham Cummins discusses Ireland’s disastrous defeat to Luxembourg, and Cork City’s win over Cobh Ramblers. Munster legend Moss Finn on the Reds’ defeat to Leinster in the Pro 14 Final. Pa Lehane and Liam Og Griffin from SBG Cork City talk to us as Pa prepares to turn pro.

14th of Mar 2021
Sunday March 14th
Moss Finn on Ireland’s narrow win over Scotland. The second part of our interview with Phil Healy as she looks ahead to the Olympics. Cork City chairman Declan Carey on the challenges of preparing for a new season in a pandemic. Cork GAA PRO Joseph Blake on the Rebels Bounty draw success. And Cork/s Darren O’Gorman looks ahead to his Cage Warriors bout next week.

7th of Mar 2021
Sunday March 7th
Phil Healy on her fourth place finish at the Euro Indoors. The second part of our Gary O’Donovan interview. Dave O’Leary looks ahead to the season with Cobh Ramblers. Billy Holland on why he’s calling it a day at the end of the season.

28th of Feb 2021
Sunday February 28th
Tom Savage from ThreeRedKings.com on Ireland’s win over Italy, and Joey Carbery’s return to action with Munster. Davin O’Neill on becoming the Cobh Wanderers boss. Adam O’Reilly on signing for Waterford. And new FAI CEO Jonathan Hill on the League of Ireland

21st of Feb 2021
Sunday 21st February
Colin Healy on Cork City’s first pre season game against St Pat’s, and Colm O’Sullivan talks us through the game. Saoirse Noonan on signing for Shelbourne, her international aspirations and stepping back from the Cork Footballers. Eimear Considine on the Women’s Six Nations.

14th of Feb 2021
Sunday February 14th
Reaction from Ireland’s defeat to France, and Moss Finn provides analysis. Cork’s Aaron Hill talks about his snooker career and looks ahead to this week’s Welsh Open. Steven Beattie talks signing back for City and looks ahead to the new campaign.

7th of Feb 2021
Sunday February 7th
Tomás O’Leary analyses Ireland’s defeat to Wales in the Six Nations Cork Admirals head coach Alan Lomasney previews the Superbowl Ruairí Deane reflects on Cork’s 2020 and looks ahead to 2021

31st of Jan 2021
Sunday January 31st
Roy O’Donovan on scoring his 50th A-League goal and becoming an Australian Citizen. Jaze Kabia on life with Livingston. Pamela Frizelle of the Camogie Association on PR-Óg. Andy Farrell and Johnny Sexton on the Six Nations.

24th of Jan 2021
Sunday January 24th 2021
Gavan Casey of the42.ie on Munster’s defeat to Leinster. Sean Sheehan of SevereMMA.com reports on Conor McGregor’s defeat to Dustin Poirier. Lucca Allen on racing in Japan.

17th of Jan 2021
Sunday January 17th 2021
Valerie updates on Bríd Stack’s injury. Colm speaks to Cork City boss Colin Healy. Higher Education PRO Ciaran Flynn on third level competitions not taking place this academic year. IMMAA chairman Tim Murphy on their battle to be recognised.

10th of Jan 2021
Sunday January 10th
Liam Kearney on becoming the head of the Cork City Academy. Eric Donovan looks ahead to 2021. Valerie and Ruairi preview the year from a Cork sporting perspective. And Ruairi pays tribute to his late Grandfather, Owen McCarthy.

15th of Dec 2020
Ladies Football Podcast December 15th
In this bumper, one hour special, Ger McCarthy previews the All Ireland final between Cork and Dublin, and speaks to 0.44 Boss Ephie Fitzgerald 16.14 Doireann O’Sullivan 25.38 Orla Finn 33.00 Laura O’Mahony 41.00 Roisin Phelan 46.45 Orlagh Farmer 56.28 PRO Peter O’Leary The very best of luck to the Rebels from everyone here at Cork’s RedFM

13th of Dec 2020
Sunday December 13th
Reaction from Limerick as they beat Waterford in the All Ireland Final, and Valerie reports liver from Croke Park. Bobbie O’Dwyer previews Cork’s minor football clash with Kerry. Ciara O’Sullivan looks ahead to Cork’s All Ireland Final against Dublin. And reaction from All Ireland Camogie Champions Kilkenny.

12th of Dec 2020
Saturday 12th December
Reaction from the FAI Cup Final as Cork City are beaten by Peamount United, and Andrew Horgan provides analysis. Reaction from the Cork Minor’s defeat to Limerick, and the Cork Under 20s victory over Limerick Ahead of the JOe McDonagh Cup final The Big Red Bench;’s own Aidan Leahy talks about the rise of Kerry Hurling. And we hear from Waterford and Limerick ahead of the All Ireland final, while Valerie Wheeler is in Croke Park and previews the Camogie final.

10th of Dec 2020
Ladies Football Podcast 10th December
Ger McCarthy previews the All Ireland Final between Cork and Dublin with 1.46 Coach Paddy O’Shea 6.35 Martina O’Brien 15.56 Ciara O’Sullivan 25.15 Saoirse Noonan Ger also speaks to former Tipperary boss Shane Ronayne about his decision to step down – that’s at 34.43

6th of Dec 2020
Sunday 6th December
Ger McCarthy reports from a bitterly cold Croke Park, discusses Cork’s win over Galway in the TG4 All Ireland Ladies Football Championship semi final, the upcoming final with Dublin, and the debacle beforehand that saw the game switched from Parnell Park to Croke Park at the very last minute. Ger also speaks to Doireann O”Sullivan and Melissa Duggan. We hear from Cork City Women’s boss Ronán Collins ahead of the FAI Cup final with Peamount United. The man who first suggested that Caoimhín Kelleher should become a goalkeeper Stephen Bermingham discusses his Champions Legue debut, his career progression and the current cessation of underage football nationwide.

3rd of Dec 2020
Ladies Football Podcast – Cork v Galway Preview
Ger McCarthy is back with the latest edition of the Ladies Football Podcast with a huge preview of the TG4 All Ireland Ladies Football Championship Semi Final between Cork and Galway. 0.00 Intro 0.53 Cork boss Ephie Fitzgerald 8.29 Cork coach Paddy O’Shea 14.10 Cork coach Dominic Gallagher 18.12 Galway manager Tim Rabbitt 27.42 Galway vice captain Charlotte Cooney 34.33 Cork’s Roisín Phelan 40.16 Cork’s Ashling Hutchings 47.15 Cork’s Sadhbh O’Leary 52.35 The42.ie’s Emma Duffy previews the game

29th of Nov 2020
Sunday November 29th
Valerie Wheeler is live in Croke Park to discuss Limerick’s win over Galway. Reaction from Ireland’s win over Georgia from Andy Farrell. Cork referee Pat Kelly tells us what it was like to referee Diego Maradona. Denise O’Sullivan on Ireland’s clash with Germany. Cork City legend Declan Daly on his 5k fundraiser for the Mercy Hospital Foundation


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