May 31, 2016
Today's Racket is extremely excited for the Irish Squad announcement, they don't come around very often. We debate the merits of those whose places aren't nailed down. Also, we ask what exactly is Crossmaglen's problem with Kieran McGeeney, and Conor Neville is challenged with an epic #StumpConor. Follow us on twitter: @ConorNeville, @McCarthyMick, @gcooney93.
May 30, 2016
Today's Racket features audio from Joe Schmidt and Jamie Heaslip at the launch of the brand spanking new Irish rugby jersey. We also have news of why Mauricio Pochettino was at the Aviva, glory for Connacht and, more pertinently, Conor Neville. Find us on twitter: @ConorNeville, @donnymahoney, @gcooney93, @Mikeyt086.
May 28, 2016
The closing stages of the PRO 12 final, brought breathlessly to you by Galway Bay FM.
May 27, 2016
On the Racket today, we preview the Ryder Cup vice-captaincy, discuss the rugby fans who have shifted from Munster fans to Leinster fans and now moved onto Connacht, and we preview Cavan-Armagh with our Cavan correspondent. Follow @ConorNeville, @DonnyMahoney, @McCarthyMick and @MarkFarrelly131 on twitter
May 26, 2016
On today's edition of the Racket, two readers go head to head in the 'Ireland in major tournaments' quiz in association with Lifestyle Sports The winner gets tickets to the Ireland-Holland game plus a VIP experience including an open top bus tour to the stadium. Also, the championship betting handicaps for this weekend
May 25, 2016
Today's Racket is Mayo-heavy, as we tell the story of the chipper row caused by the 1996 All Ireland final, and we talk to the brilliant Mike Finnerty about the time London almost ended James Horan's managerial career before it began. We also have news of an extraordinary detente with twitter's Rob Fullstop. Find us on twitter: @ConorNeville, @donnymahoney, @gcooney93
May 24, 2016
A bumper Racket features a chat about the strange case of the Irish Olympic marathon team, and Donny's memories of Bill Cosby. We also explain why Paddy Crerand was in studio yesterday, and we talk to Oliver Kay of The Times about his book Forever Young: The Story Of Adrian Doherty. Find us on twitter: @ConorNeville, @donnymahoney, @gcooney93
May 23, 2016
The racket is back and bursting at the seams with reaction to a busy sporting weekend. We react to the partially-broadcast Irish Open, as David Feherty shames the entire nation. We have another magnificent performance by popular Minister for Propaganda, Paddy Crerand, and news of the Real Madrid star who prepared for the Champions League final by watching the Kerry Championship. All this along with another episode of the hottest slot on Internet radio, #StumpConor. Follow us all: @ballsdotie, @ConorNeville, @donnymahoney, @gcooney93.
May 20, 2016
Mick McCarthy - aka, Angry Producer Mick formerly of OTB - makes his podcast debut tonight as we talk bitter GAA rivalries and managers whose stock rose after they were fired. Follow @ConorNeville, @DonnyMahoney and @McCarthyMick on twitter
May 19, 2016
Leitrim-Roscommon, Tipp-Cork, Tyrone-Derry, Dublin-Wexford and more...
May 18, 2016
The Racket has sadly stepped out of an Opel Insignia to return to the studio, where they have found a lonely and bemused Gavin Cooney, who has been waiting to record for over a day. The lads talk more about Jurgen Klopp and also chat to Leinster and Ireland's Jordi Murphy, ahead of Leinster's showdown with Ulster on Friday night. Twitter: @ConorNeville, @donnymahoney, @gcooney93
May 17, 2016
Ahead of the Europa League final, we interviewed Liverpool legend Phil Thompson in a brand new Opel Insignia. Hear him talk about his European success with Liverpool, Bill Shankly and life with Merson and Stelling on Soccer Saturday. Find us on twitter: @ConorNeville, @donnymahoney, @Mikeyt086. Brought to you by Opel.
May 16, 2016
Today's Racket brings news of some five a side glory for Balls.ie, along with the small matter of the return of The Sunday Game. We're on twitter: @ConorNeville, @donnymahoney, @gcooney93.
May 13, 2016
We look at the betting handicaps on this weekend's championship matches.
May 12, 2016
The final week. Can't type. Too emotiomnasdnsdkjsndjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj
May 12, 2016
On the Racket, we discussed the retirement of Matthew macklin, the wonder of IFL TV and we've another #stumpconor
May 11, 2016
Today's Racket features the wrath of West Ham fans after the absurd farewell to Upton Park, along with a disgusting slight upon the character of Caleb Folan and the best #StumpConor to date. We're on twitter: @ConorNeville, @donnymahoney, @gcooney93
May 10, 2016
The racket features another lobby group highly offende by Gavin Cooney: first A League of their Own, and now the equally boring institution of Manchester United. @MarkFarrelly131 joins us for a betting preview of the Eurovision, which is a legitimate sporting event by virtue of the fact you can drink cans while gambling on it. If you have a sporting trivia question which you think can stump Conor Neville, tweet it using #StumpConor. Follow the lads on twitter: @ConorNeville, @donnymahoney, @gcooney93
May 9, 2016
The lads discuss the league final, featuring some Tony Kelly love and a John Mullane rant. Also, as Andrea Bocelli fulfilled a career goal by playing the King Power stadium, we ponder who will sing alongside Martin O'Neill if/when we win the Euros. Find us on twitter: @ballsdotie, @ConorNeville, @donnymahoney, @gcooney93
May 6, 2016
Mikey and Gavan face an ethical dilemma during the penultimate gameweek of the season.
May 6, 2016
Following Kieran McGeeney's comments on North-South relations, we spoke to Niall McCoy about the Ulster football v rest of the country debate + Sean Sheehan discusses Leicester City's return to old fashioned values
May 5, 2016
On today's Racket, we discuss Roy Keane's controversial opinions on what constitutes cool and the Tipp minor manager taking on Mammies and Daddies
May 4, 2016
On today's podcast, we are forced to ban all talk of Leicester City. We also discuss the odd rebirth of Fernando Torres, and there is another edition of #stumpconor. Excitingly, The Racket has reached adolesence, acted out and been given its own place: find us on twitter @Ballspodcasts. You can also find us individually: @ConorNeville, @donnymahoney, @gcooney93. If you have a question on 1990s Sports Trivia that you think might stump Conor Neville, tweet it to us using #stumpconor, and you might win a Balls t-shirt.
May 3, 2016
The Racket is here to bask in the 'unprobable' and glorious abberation of Leicester City's title victory, and to highlight exactly where the Offaly hurling abberation is: are they occasionally successful or a super-power currently at rock bottom? Tweet us: @ConorNeville, @donnymahoney, @gcooney93. Also, if you think you can stump Conor Neville with a question of 1990s sporting trivia, tweet @ballsdotie using the #StumpConor.