In our last episode of 2016, Donny, Mick and Cian predict their Super Bowl teams after Week 15. We talk about the playoff picture in both conferences and talk about the second coach to lose his job in the last week, former Jags coach Gus Bradley. Also, Donny's controversial Fantasy League Commissioner scandal takes another twist.
There's just 3 weeks left in the regular season and Donny and Mick are joined as always by Cian Fahey to talk about the playoff picture, a possible quarterback controversy in Dallas and about Jeff Fisher getting fired just days before he was going to become the "losingest" coach in NFL history. And speaking of controversy, Donny's embracing the post truth era when it comes to his Fantasy League.
Balls.ie's Gavan Casey is joined again by former Leinster and Ireland hooker Shane Byrne to discuss brilliant weekends for Leinster, Munster and Ulster, and to look ahead to another huge European weekend. We also test out the Balls team's rugby knowledge with a famous try quiz. Brought to you by Laya Healthcare, official health and welness partner to Leinster Rugby #BehindTheTeam
If you bench your quarterback to show him who's boss, you better hope the backup doesn't throw an interception with the first play of the game. We talk about Cam's benching, the lads are depressed about Gronk's injury and we talk to Cian Fahey about dress codes and the NFL getting seriously exciting as we approach the playoffs.
The first episode of our new rugby podcast with Laya Healthcare. Balls.ie's Gavan Casey chats to Leinster legend Shane Byrne about Pat Lam, Leinster's trip to Northampton, the bright future for Leinster and Ireland's backrows and centres, and the progress made by Leo Cullen in year two.
Sky made a change to their Thanksgiving coverage and Mick wasn't happy. Thankfully there was some exciting Football to talk about with Cian Fahey, including the impressive Raiders and Cowboys, and the stuttering Patriots.
An Liathroid Oir, the GAA's version of the Ballon D'Or announced it's inaugural winners today, Brian Fenton in football and Seamus Callanan in hurling. Both join the podcast to discuss their victory and their incredible seasons. We also break down how the voting went among the inter county captains and managers as well as the GAA journalists from every county who were polled.
Thanksgiving is here which also means enjoyable Thursday football at a reasonable hour. We talk to Cian Fahey about his new found superstardom and discuss the Kirk Cousins hype train, the Jared Goff tragedy, and trust issues with the Oakland Raiders, as well as lots more. And we're on the back of a rare successful week of picks by Mick and Donny. Listen to it all come apart for a very tricky Week 12.
Tony Romo has handed over the baton to Dak Prescott and we feel a bit better about the NFL, if not the world. We talk about the Packers just being plain bad, and discuss the Gronk/Earl Thomas punctured lung love-in. Also, fantasy talk and some more picks for Week 11..
The great T.O. joins us on this week's show to talk about receivers' celebrations and the No Fun League. Also, we react with shock to President Trump, Brady/Belichick political activism and Cian Fahey gives us his playoff teams after half a season.
Mick and Donny are joined by Cian Fahey to talk about the return of good games, the Raiders record penalty haul and the shock trade of Jamie Collins. The lads also discuss Mick's trip to Wembley and talk about sectarian whiskey.
Mick, Donny and Cian Fahey discuss the week that was in the NFL. Ratings are down and the games are baaaad. Or are we overreacting? There's "Britain's" Jay Ajayi to talk about, Arian Foster's legacy and another NFL domestic abuse scandal. All that plus Fantasy and Mick's Picks, and Mick is off to Wembley.
The Jets season has fallen apart so it's time for a QB change. Bill Belichick is mad at tablets, OBJ is a nut, and let's calm down on the Aaron Rodgers decline talk. All that plus Fantasy chat and Mick's Picks
Week 6 is here and The Cowboys are 4-1! Mick, Donny and Cian Fahey discuss the big issues of the week including Brady's return, if Prescott can keep the starting job and if it's time to take the Falcons seriously. All that plus Fantasy, Mick's Picks and The No-Fun League.
After 4 weeks of the NFL season, nobody expected the Raiders, Ravens, Falcons and Rams to be sitting at 3-1. Mick and Donny chat to Cian Fahey to see if any of these teams are for real. Meanwhile, both teams from last year's NFC Championship game appear to be falling apart. The lads also talk Fantasy, Mick's Picks and the return of Touchdown Tom
4-time All-Ireland winner Cian O'Sullivan chats to Anthony Moyles about the Dublin celebrations, what changed from the first game and his role at centre-back after Dublin claimed their third All-Ireland title in four year. We also look back on the final, the Mayo goalkeeping controversy and the we try our best not to talk about the Black Card. All that, and the Hard Shoulder XV - the unbeatable team of Hard Shoulder guests in 2016.
Cian Fahey joins us to look back on a Week 3 dominated by Carsons - the good (Wentz) and the bad (Palmer). Mick and Donny also discuss American Football in Austria, dumb uniform laws, bad fantasy luck, and Mick's terrible Picks.
Anthony Moyles is joined by Dublin's Ray Cosgrove and Mayo's John Casey to preview the All-Ireland Final replay, discuss what we can learn from the last day, how Mayo were the better team last week, and if Dublin "can be that bad again".
Mick, Donny and Cian Fahey look back on a Week 2 which saw injuries galore, some statement wins, and some awful football teams. We also preview Week 3, do some Mick's Picks, and talk Fantasy.
Ahead of this weekend's eagerly anticipated ladies final between Dublin and Cork, Gavan Casey and Cormac O'Malley are joined by Mayo legend Cora Staunton and author of 'Relentless' Mary White to discuss the biggest day in Irish ladies sport.
Bumper All-Ireland Final edition of The Hard Shoulder with Ciaran Whelan, David Brady and Darran O'Sullivan
Mick and Donny are joined by Cian to discuss surprises of Week 1 including Trevor Siemien, Carson Wentz and The Patriots! The lads also make their picks for Week 2, discuss Fantasy, talk about idiot announcers and discuss what JPP could have attached to his club hand.
Last Thursday night in Copper Face Jacks, Balls.ie and Guinness were in Coppers for the Ultimate GAA Quiz. Listen to the highlights below plus hear from Diarmuid Gizzy Lyng and Bernard Flynn on the year in GAA.
A very special Episode 4 of the Balls.ie MMA Show as vlogger, fighter and Conor McGregor cornerman Owen Roddy is in studio for a big chat about UFC 202, meeting Scharwzenegger and much more!
Welcome to the Balls.ie NFL Show. Mick and Donny are joined by Cian Fahey to preview the season and they predict a few games as well.