Archive for December, 2011

Talking Rugby with Dave O’Grady.

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William, Doc, Alan and Tadhg join Dave to discuss the interprovincial results in the Pro12. We talk Eddie O’Sullivan’s possible new job and Scott Johnson, who will leave the Ospreys to join Andy Robinson at Scotland. Our main issue this week surrounds the IRFU’s new regulations around Non Irish Eligible Players, rules that will be in place from the 2013/14 season.

Coming up:

0:00 – Leinster’s win over Ulster’s youngsters. William laments the Ulster selection policy that effectively conceded the game before a ball was kicked, but he praises the young lads’ resiliance.

11:30 – Bar a great send-off for John Hayes, Munster vs Connacht didn’t produce many memorable moments. We talk at length about Niall O’Connor and a certain Munster player that frustrates the life out of Alan!

18:40 – The lads take a look back on John Hayes’ fantastic career and how much we’ll miss the Munster & Ireland ‘ligind’.

27:15 – William and Doc look ahead to the 2nd week of the festive interpros: Ulster vs Munster & Connacht vs Leinster.

29:00 – Eddie O’Sullivan has been in the media saying he would like the Ospreys job. We discuss if he would be a good fit.

35:00 – Scott Johnson is leaving Ospreys at the end of the season to become an assistant coach with Scotland. However is this guy a spoofer? The discussion also moves to the state of the game in Scotland.

42:10 – Our main discussion this week revolves around the new ‘IRFU Player Contract Policy’. The various dictats and stipulations of the new regulation are dissected. William is passionately opposed to many aspects of the announced changes.

– Will the provinces suffer, and should they suffer so that the national team can have more depth?
– Connacht have been excluded from the changes, where does it leave them?
– Will the rules be rigidly or loosely applied?
– Can these rules show fairness towards all of Munster, Ulster and Leinster?

1:02:20 – We end the show with Doc and Alan’s thoughts on their preferred outright bets for next year.

 

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Talking Rugby with Dave O’Grady.

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Ciarán, William and Pedro join Dave to look back on the Irish provinces’ games last weekend. The lads look at how the Heineken Cup pools are shaping up after 4 rounds and predict who should qualify for the knockout stages, as it’s the time where permutations can be assessed.

Ulster have done the job home and away to Aironi, Leinster found their best form in the Aviva against Bath while Munster ground out another win and Connacht still can’t catch a break!

In a special feature this week, Doc also joins us to discuss his Christmas wishes in rugby, along with Pedro and William.

Coming up on the show:

00:00 – Munster’s win over Scarlets yet once again an average performance (Pool 1).

13:00 – Ulster’s 2nd bonus point over Aironi and what new signing John Afoa has brought to the table. (Pool 4)

18:00 – Leinster’s stunning win over Bath. Jonny Sexton in the form of his life in blue colours along with the emergence of the formerly maligned Devin Toner. (Pool 3)

28:00 – Same old story for Connacht, another plucky loser tag! In France, Harlequins stun Toulouse in a tale of 2 All Black flyhalves. (Pool 6)

33:50 – “A pool characterised by mediocrity”. Possibly the poorest pool for a long time in the competition, as Cardiff & Edinburgh lead the way but fail to impress. (Pool 3)

35:50 – Ospreys’ efforts to rid themselves of their star culture hasn’t paid dividends, as Saracens do the double over the Welsh region. (Pool 5)

37:20 – A look ahead to the Stephen’s Day interpros in the RaboDirect Pro12 and the chance they present to up and coming youngsters.

42:00 – Talking Rugby’s Christmas wishes, which include coaching changes at provincial level, the re-employment of certain national coaches, a new head at NAMA and using the intellect of a school child to fix the scrum!

Finally we’d like to wish all our listeners a merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year!

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Talking Rugby with Dave O’Grady.

 

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 On the show this week:

1) Review of Irish teams performances in last weeks HEC games

2) Roundup of other games and look forward to next week

3) Discussion on Jonny Wilkinsons career and retirement

4) Interesting insight into French teams attitude to HEC, from Thomond2006, who lived in the south of France recently

5) Bet of the week

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Talking GAA with Dave O’Grady

Former Leitrim footballer Colin Regan was the special guest on the Talking GAA show this week. Dave was also joined by GAA fans across the country.

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Our Cork natives, Donal and Graham joined Kerryman Eoin along with Armagh’s Damian to discuss a wide range of topics this week.

On the show.

Off the Booze and On the Ball.

Injuries in the GAA.

The future for colleges tournaments.

Player burnout.

Is the GAA becoming a total young man’s games?

Dr Crokes play Crossmaglen in the All Ireland club football semi final.

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Pedro, Doc and William join Dave for a look at the Irish provinces and our flagship issue this week is a comprehensive look at injuries in rugby.

Coming up:
0:00 – Munster’s poor show at Osprey and a look ahead to their key trip to Scarlets in the Heineken. Peter Stringer’s loan deal to Saracens and Doug Howlett’s serious injury also get a mention.

13:20 – Leinster’s trouncing of Cardiff and a preview of Bath hosting Leinster in Europe. Is Leinster’s current style of play the best around?

23:30 – Was Ulster’s win over Scarlets an upward graft? Is there an answer to Ulster’s lack of creativity?

29:30 – Connacht’s slump continues with a home loss to Treviso but do have a chance against Gloucester?

34:00 – Other big games coming up in the Heineken Cup with Pedro and Doc’s bets of the week.

38:10 – William, a senior lecturer in anatomy, physiology and clinical health studies, heads up our special on injuries. He gives a great insight in various aspects of injury. Issues discussed include:

– The intrinsic and extrinsic factors that contribute to injury.
– What protection should players wear?
– The importance of warming up and warming down. How warming up prepares muscles for intensive activity.
– How powerful modern players are.
– The difficulty of joint and connective tissue damage.
– The worrying trend of concussion, what it is, its symptoms, what repeated occurences can mean in later life and what research in the NFL has discovered about the relationship between concussion and brain injuries.

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The YBIG Footie Show with Dave O’Grady

Sky News journalist Enda Brady tells the YBIG Footie Show that the Irish players are targetting a quarter-final spot as a minimum at next summer’s Euro 2012 finals and they are relishing Friday’s draw in Kiev.

Enda was the special guest on the YBIG Footie Show this week.

There were two Irish fans also making their debuts on the show. Thomas from Cork and Conor from Armagh, who is currently living in Leeds.

Barry Orr from Betfair.com also joined Dave on the show this week.

Topics discussed:

Trap signs a new contract, but what do we think about the criticism of his style of play.

The lads also mull over their favourable Euro 2012 draw and assess Ireland’s chances of making th quarter finals.

New additions to the Irish squad for Euro 2012?

The World Cup Qualifier draw, how difficult will it be?

Euro 2012 betting with Barry Orr from Betfair.com

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Talking Rugby with Dave O’Grady

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Leinsterman ‘Doc’ from http://www.thinkbetprofit.com joins regulars Alan and William along with Dave to review the performances of the Irish provinces last weekend and the outlook of the Pro12 table as it stands.

We also discuss our choices for the Ireland team and if the Barbarians has a place in modern rugby.

Coming up:

Start – 10:20 – Munster’s youngsters shine against Edinburgh.

10:20 – 18:50 – Leinster toughing it out in Treviso.

18:50 – 28:20 – Ulster’s “dross” against Glasgow.

28:20 – 35:00 – Connacht’s disappointing loss to Ospreys

35:00 – 41:30 – Pro12: State of the Nation.

41:30 – 50:15 – Who should play for Ireland come Six Nations?

50:15 – 55:30 – Is there a point to the Barbarians anymore?

and we end with Pedro’s apology to Rob Andrew!

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