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All the latest soccer news from the RTÉ Sport team - from the international sides to the SSE Airtricity League - with big name interviews and analysis from RTÉ's leading pundits.

Episode Date
Ireland 'sleepwalking' into Euro 2024 draw, U21 heartbreak
Former Ireland midfielder Keith Treacy and ex-St Pat's and Shelbourne manager Johnny McDonnell join Raf Diallo and Conor Neville to discuss the Nations League campaign after the narrow win over Armenia, as well as play-off heartbreak for the U21s and domestic matters.
Sep 28, 2022
Nathan Collins, Obafemi, U21s v Israel and FAI Cup thrills
Ex-Dundalk goalkeeper Gary Rogers and journalist David Sneyd join Raf Diallo to discuss the Ireland squad for the Nations League games, plus a focus on Nathan Collins, Robbie Brady and Michael Obafemi. They also chat about the intriguing U21 squad to face Israel in a crucial play-off, a dramatic weekend of FAI Cup QF action and Arsenal.
Sep 19, 2022
Gent v Shamrock Rovers, LOI review and Liverpool
Graham Gartland and Ollie Cahill join Raf Diallo and Ed Leahy to discuss Shamrock Rovers' Europa Conference League campaign and look ahead to the second group game against Gent. The SSE Airtricity League action is also reviewed while Ireland's Women's World Cup play-off draw and Liverpool's issues are up for discussion.
Sep 12, 2022
Denise O'Sullivan interview and Shamrock Rovers vs Djurgarden
Denise O'Sullivan speaks to Raf Diallo, Marie Crowe and Paul Corry after her goal against Slovakia fired Ireland into the second round of the World Cup play-offs. Shamrock Rovers vs Djurgarden is previewed, while there is reaction to the LOI, Tuchel's sacking and the Champions League.
Sep 07, 2022
Rovers' European challenge | Big week for Republic of Ireland | 9-0 trauma | RTÉ Soccer Podcast
Anthony Pyne is joined by Gary Rogers and Conan Byrne to review the weekend's FAI Cup action and look ahead to Ireland's pivotal World Cup qualifier against Finland.
Aug 29, 2022
Gartland and Byrne on another new era for Waterford | Man Utd-Liverpool over-reaction | RTÉ Soccer Podcast
Anthony Pyne is joined by Graham Gartland and Conan Byrne to discuss Anthony Pilley's takeover of Waterford, Damien Duff's season to date, the FAI Cup and the knee-jerk reaction to Manchester United's win over Liverpool.
Aug 24, 2022
Shamrock Rovers fly the flag, LOI review and Man United nadir
Keith Treacy and Gary Rogers join Raf Diallo and Anthony Pyne to discuss Shamrock Rovers' progress in Europe, St Pat's and Sligo's exits and review the LOI and WNL action. Plus they talk about the Irish abroad and the major stories from the Premier League weekend.
Aug 15, 2022
Hello Haaland, Irish Euro action and EPL kicks off
Conan Byrne, Miguel Delaney and David Sneyd join Raf Diallo and James McMahon this week. St Pat's and Shamrock Rovers' first leg wins are discussed, as well as the Premier League opening weekend including Erling Haaland's excellence and a focus on Bazunu, Collins and the Irish contingent.
Aug 08, 2022
Sligo and Pats march on, Premier League preview and Euro 2022 reaction
Gary Rogers and Conan Byrne join Raf Diallo and James McMahon. They preview the new Premier League season, discuss Sligo, Pat's and Shamrock Rovers' next Euro assignments and react to England winning Women's Euro 2022. Plus there is discussion on Aaron Connolly's comments, the WNL and the FAI Cup weekend.
Aug 01, 2022
Superb Sligo, Euro 2022 semis and transfers
Graham Gartland and Paul Corry join Raf Diallo to look ahead to the LOI clubs' second legs in Europe this week including Sligo Rovers against Motherwell. The Women's Euro 2022 semi-finals are also previewed and domestic fixtures and transfers from the LOI are also discussed.
Jul 25, 2022
Ireland player transfers, LOI in Europe and Euro 2022 knockouts
Keith Treacy and Conan Byrne join Raf Diallo and Rob Wright to discuss Irish players on the move including Nathan Collins, Josh Cullen and Aaron Connolly. The lads also preview Shamrock Rovers, St Pat's and Sligo Rovers' European ties and the Women's Euro 2022 knockout stage, as well as reviewing the LOI and WNL action.
Jul 18, 2022
LOI in Europe, Irish emerging talents and Women's Euro 2022
Ex-UCD and Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Paul Corry and James O'Toole join Raf Diallo to reflect on the Women's Euro 2022 group stages so far, preview the LOI teams' European second legs and discuss young talents like Ferizaj and Hakiki as well as Mandroiu's Lincoln move.
Jul 11, 2022
LOI clubs in Europe and Quinn's Euro 2022 Preview
Graham Gartland, Ollie Cahill and Ireland defender Louise Quinn join Raf Diallo. Louise looks ahead to Women's Euro 2022, while Graham and Ollie review the weekend's LOI and preview the start of the European qualifiers for Shamrock Rovers, Derry City and Sligo Rovers.
Jul 04, 2022
Louise Quinn Part 1 | Finland homework and Ireland WNT's progress
Republic of Ireland and Birmingham City defender Louise Quinn speaks to Raf Diallo about Monday's 9-0 win over Georgia in which she scored twice and how the upcoming Women's Euro 2022 provides a good opportunity to study their next opponents Finland who they face in a crucial penultimate 2023 FIFA World Cup qualifier in September.
Jun 29, 2022
Ireland trounce Georgia, Kerrigan to Como and LOI Review | RTÉ Soccer Podcast
Ex-UCD, Shamrock Rovers and Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Paul Corry and journalist David Sneyd join Raf Diallo and Ed Leahy to reflect on Ireland's 9-0 win in Georgia in the 2023 Women's World Cup qualifiers, react to the League of Ireland action and discuss Ireland U21 winger Liam Kerrigan joining Italian Serie B side Como from UCD.
Jun 28, 2022
Saint Bazunu, Ireland head to Georgia, Dublin derby and Dundalk
Ex-Ireland international Keith Treacy and coach & analyst Lisa Fallon join Raf Diallo and James McMahon to preview the Irish WNT's qualifier in Georgia, discuss Gavin Bazunu's Southampton move as well as Nathan Collins and Caoimhin Kelleher's futures. Plus, Keith and Lisa review the LOI action and look ahead to the next Rovers-Bohs derby.
Jun 22, 2022
Collins and Parrott's futures, Nations League lessons and U21s
Ex-Ireland striker Stephen Elliott and former Drogheda United LOI winner Graham Gartland join Raf Diallo and Conor Neville to discuss Ireland's 1-1 draw against Ukraine, Nathan Collins and Troy Parrott's futures and the Under-21s' defeat in Italy. There is also a look-ahead to the LOI fixtures and Vera Pauw discusses the WNT squad selection.
Jun 15, 2022
Kenny Cunningham's Ukraine v Ireland preview and U21's Italian job
Former Ireland defender Kenny Cunningham and RTÉ Sport online's Ed Leahy join Raf Diallo and Anthony Pyne from Lodz, Poland to preview Ukraine v Ireland, discuss the improvement against Scotland and look ahead to the U21s' potentially historic trip to Italy.
Jun 13, 2022
Ukraine preview, Armenia lessons, U21s, LOI XI of the half-season
Former Dundalk goalkeeper Gary Rogers and ex-St Patrick's Athletic manager Johnny McDonnell join Raf Diallo and Anthony Pyne to review Ireland's loss to Armenia and discuss tweaks for the Ukraine match. The U21s' progress is analysed, while they pick an LOI XI of the season so far and discuss Kerry FC's bid to join the league.
Jun 07, 2022
Ireland v Armenia preview, Connolly concerns and LOI
Former Ireland striker David Connolly and journalist David Sneyd join Raf Diallo and Anthony Pyne to preview Ireland's Nations League opener in Armenia, discuss Aaron Connolly's uncertain situation and reflect on the Champions League final, before reviewing the League of Ireland and WNL.
May 31, 2022
Armenia want 'revenge' against Ireland for 2011 | Mkhitaryan's retirement |
Armenian sports commentator and journalist Robert Gasparyan of Setanta Sports Eurasia speaks to RTÉ Sport's Raf Diallo about what Ireland can expect against Armenia in the UEFA Nations League opener on 4 June in Yerevan, and also discusses the divisions over Henrikh Mkhitaryan's international retirement.
May 30, 2022
Champions League final preview, PL final day, LOI review and the next Ireland squad
Stephen Elliott, Gary Rogers and The Independent chief football writer Miguel Delaney join Raf Diallo and James McMahon to preview the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid, look back on the LOI action and Premier League final day as well as discussing the next Ireland squad for the Nations League.
May 24, 2022
Hoops pip Derry, LOI and WNL review, and Premier League run-in | RTÉ Soccer Podcast
Karl Sheppard and Paul Corry join Raf Diallo and Anthony Pyne to review the weekend's action including Shamrock Rovers' win over Derry City, while Sheppard outlines his interest in the Athlone Town vacancy and the Premier League run-in is previewed.
May 16, 2022
Shels' great week, Hoops succession planning and Mandroiu | RTÉ Soccer Podcast
Graham Gartland and Ollie Cahill join Raf Diallo and James O'Toole to talk about Shelbourne's great week amid wins for the WNL and LOI sides and the Tolka Park news and what's next for the venue. They also discuss Shamrock Rovers and Derry City ahead of their head-to-head as well as Danny Mandroiu's form 12 months since his first Ireland call-up.
May 10, 2022
Bradley's Lincoln links, Derry delight and Irish in League 1 | RTÉ Soccer Podcast
Johnny McDonnell and Gary Rogers join Raf Diallo and Conor Neville to talk about the weekend's LOI and WNL results, Stephen Bradley being linked with the Lincoln job, the Champions League semis are previewed and the Irish at promoted Wigan and Rotherham are discussed.
May 03, 2022
Byrne's form, Long looks to summer and Derry fly high | RTÉ Soccer Podcast
Graham Gartland and RTÉ soccer correspondent Tony O'Donoghue join Raf Diallo to discuss the weekend's LOI and WNL action including Shamrock Rovers' derby win over Bohs, Jack Byrne's Ireland chances as well as Liverpool, Man City and Stephen Ward's career as the ex-Ireland defender retires.
Apr 25, 2022
RTE Soccer Podcast
Ed Leahy is joined by former St Patrick's Athletic midfielder Conan Byrne, football writer David Sneyd and RTE Sport's James McMahon to look back on the footballing week, focusing on the Easter bank holiday double-header in the League of Ireland.
Apr 19, 2022
Lisa Fallon & Conan Byrne on Sweden v Ireland, LOI bad blood and City-Liverpool | RTÉ Soccer Podcast
Presenting from Gothenburg ahead of the Republic of Ireland's World Cup qualifier against Sweden, Anthony Pyne is joined by Lisa Fallon and Conan Byrne to look ahead to a daunting task for Vera Pauw's side. They reflect on the latest LOI action, including Stephen O'Donnell's fractious return to Richmond Park on Friday night.
Apr 11, 2022
World Cup draw, Katie McCabe, LOI review and City v Liverpool |RTÉ Soccer Podcast
Graham Gartland and Paul Corry join Raf Diallo and James McMahon to talk about the weekend's LOI, the World Cup draw and preview Man City v Liverpool. Ireland captain Katie McCabe also chats to Raf as the Sweden qualifier closes in. Plus, Matt Doherty and Chiedozie Ogbene's memorable Sunday is discussed.
Apr 04, 2022
Stephen Elliott on Parrott, Ogbene and Ireland friendlies | RTÉ Soccer Podcast
Former Ireland striker Stephen Elliott joins Raf Diallo and Anthony Pyne to review the Belgium and Lithuania games, discussing Troy Parrott, Chiedozie Ogbene and the squad depth as well as the Ireland U21s, WNT squad selection, LOI and World Cup draw. Peter Branigan also chats to UCD's Liam Kerrigan.
Mar 30, 2022
Lee Desmond is California dreaming at Sacramento | RTÉ Soccer Podcast
Former St Patrick's Athletic defender Lee Desmond speaks to Raf Diallo on the RTÉ Soccer Podcast as he begins life at USL club Sacramento Republic.
Mar 27, 2022
Stephen Kelly on Ireland and Obafemi, Sheppard's LOI review
Former Ireland and Spurs defender Stephen Kelly joins Raf Diallo to discuss the approach for the upcoming friendlies against Belgium and Lithuania as well as the Michael Obafemi situation. Karl Sheppard and RTÉ Sport's Peter Branigan review the weekend's SSE Airtricity League action.
Mar 21, 2022
Kenny's next Ireland squad, LOI and O'Gorman and Larkin chat
Ex-Dundalk goalkeeper Gary Rogers, former Cork City man Neal Horgan and journalist David Sneyd join Raf Diallo to talk the next Ireland squad and react to the two rounds of LOI action. Ireland WNT duo Aine O'Gorman and Abbie Larkin also chat club and international matters.
Mar 15, 2022
Pat's bounce back, Dublin derby preview, WNL and Man United misery
Ollie Cahill and Graham Gartland join Raf Diallo and Ed Leahy to look back on the weekend's domestic action, plus a preview of the upcoming Dublin derby. We also review the WNL opening weekend and discuss a miserable derby for Man United.
Mar 07, 2022
Jack Byrne's Monday magic, Fallon's WNL tips and LOI analysis
Lisa Fallon and Paul Corry join Raf Diallo and James McMahon to preview the new Women's National League season, react to Monday's SSE Airtricity League matches including Jack Byrne magic and a rogue sprinkler, and discuss Ireland captain Katie McCabe's FA Cup wonder goal.
Mar 01, 2022
Caoimhin's cup final and eye-catching LOI results | RTÉ Soccer Podcast
In the first of two podcasts this week, Raf Diallo and James McMahon discuss Caoimhin Kelleher's key role as Liverpool won the Carabao Cup final and discuss Friday's SSE Airtricity League action including big wins for Derry City and Sligo Rovers.
Feb 28, 2022
Zach Elbouzedi interview, Sheppard & Rogers on LOI opening weekend | RTÉ Soccer Podcast
Karl Sheppard and Gary Rogers join Raf Diallo and Ed Leahy to review the opening weekend of action in the SSE Airtricity League. AIK and ex-Ireland U21 winger Zach Elbouzedi speaks in-depth to Raf about life in Sweden and his aim to get into Stephen Kenny's squad, and Ed discusses Vera Pauw's Ireland in the Pinatar Cup.
Feb 21, 2022
The 2022 LOI season preview and predictions | RTÉ Soccer Podcast
Former league and FAI Cup winner Graham Gartland joins Raf Diallo, James O'Toole and Anthony Pyne to look ahead to the new SSE Airtricity League Premier and First Division seasons with a team by team look at the top flight.
Feb 16, 2022
Caldwell living Man United dream | Barry, Keane and strategic plans | RTÉ Soccer Podcast
Diane Caldwell speaks to Raf Diallo about her dream move to Manchester United and Ireland's qualifying campaign. Conor Neville discusses Anthony Barry's exit, Roy Keane not going to Sunderland, the FAI's strategic plan, the LOI launch and the joint Euro 2028 bid.
Feb 10, 2022
Irish youngsters' alternative pathways | Hendrick, McGrath and Caldwell on the move | RTÉ Soccer Podcast
Journalist Michael Walker speaks to Raf Diallo about his recent article in The Athletic, 'Brexit denies Irish youngsters a clear path to English football – but they have new options'. Anthony Pyne and Ed Leahy also join Raf to talk Irish transfers including Jeff Hendrick, Jamie McGrath, Diane Caldwell and Cathal Heffernan to AC Milan.
Feb 02, 2022
Refereeing, retirement and VAR with Alan Kelly | Abankwah to Udinese | The RTÉ Soccer Podcast
Ex-LOI referee Alan Kelly chats to Raf Diallo about his decision to retire from refereeing after 27 years, life in the MLS, his new role, the VAR process and what could be done to stamp out abuse towards referees. Anthony Pyne also joins Raf to talk Ireland's March friendlies, Connor Ronan's form and James Abankwah to Udinese.
Jan 27, 2022
Dawson Devoy and the January transfer window | Courtney Brosnan interview | RTÉ Soccer Podcast
Raf Diallo chats to Republic of Ireland and Everton goalkeeper Courtney Brosnan, while Mikey Stafford is joined by Conor Neville, Anthony Pyne and Jim McMahon to discuss the potential move of Dawson Devoy to MK Dons and Shamrock Rovers punishment for fireworks incident in Waterford.
Jan 20, 2022
Ireland's goalkeeper battle with Shane Supple | Eoin Doyle to Pats | RTÉ Soccer Podcast
Former Ipswich and Bohemians goalkeeper Shane Supple chats to Anthony Pyne about the Ireland goalkeeping battle between Gavin Bazunu, Caoimhin Kelleher and Mark Travers. Raf Diallo is also joined by Anthony, Ed Leahy and James McMahon to discuss the Irish players that shone in the FA Cup third round and the latest LOI transfers.
Jan 13, 2022
Roberto Lopes | AFCON adventure and Shamrock Rovers | RTÉ Soccer Podcast
Shamrock Rovers and Cape Verde defender Roberto Lopes joins Raf Diallo as he looks forward to taking part in the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations, while he also discusses life with Rovers. Conor Neville and Anthony Pyne also join Raf to talk Caoimhin Kelleher and Aaron Connolly.
Jan 04, 2022
Josh Cullen on Ireland and Anderlecht | RTÉ Soccer Podcast
Republic of Ireland midfielder Josh Cullen speaks to Raf Diallo about his season with Anderlecht and his part in an upturn in form for Stephen Kenny's Boys In Green. And Raf is joined by Anthony Pyne to discuss what January may have in store for Aaron Connolly and Adam Idah as well as the players who have swapped St Pat's for Dundalk.
Dec 29, 2021
Head Coach Eamon Zayed's American Dream in Colorado | RTÉ Soccer Podcast
This week Mikey Stafford and Anthony Pyne reflect on an intriguing opening weekend of SSE Airtricity League Premier Division fixtures, plus the potential impact Ian Morris could have at Waterford FC. And the well-travelled Eamon Zayed chats about his latest adventure with new USL League One team Northern Colorado Hailstorm.
Dec 22, 2021
Jacqui's Christmas Sporting Selection Box
Join Jacqui Hurley as she welcomes six of Ireland's most successful sportswomen to compete in a light-hearted quiz, all about a superb 2021 for women's sport. Featuring Rachael Blackmore, Eve McCrystal, Mary-Kate Lynch, Aine O'Gorman, Leona Maguire and Eimear Lambe.
Dec 22, 2021
RTÉ Soccer Podcast: Jack Byrne on APOEL, Rovers return, Ireland and Aguero memories
Republic of Ireland midfielder Jack Byrne chats to Raf Diallo and Conor Neville about returning to Shamrock Rovers, APOEL in Cyprus, what he has made of Stephen Kenny's Ireland from afar and memories of interacting with Sergio Aguero as a Manchester City academy player.
Dec 16, 2021
RTÉ Soccer Podcast: Managerial merry-go-round and LOI transfers
On this week's RTÉ Soccer Podcast James O'Toole and guests discuss the player and managerial merry-go-round, Derry City's statement of intent in the transfer market and the row between the FAI and League of Ireland clubs on the delayed start of the Under-14 2022 season.
Dec 08, 2021
The Saints go marching on to cup glory
Adrian Eames and James O'Toole are joined by Paul Corry, Graham Gartland and Johnny McDonnell to reflect on a hectic few days on the domestic front.
Nov 29, 2021
Countdown to Bohs-Pat's at the Aviva
A look ahead to the FAI Cup final between Bohemians & St. Pat's. We hear from Pat's Alan Mathews, with predictions from Gary Rogers & Mark Rossiter. Wexford Youths capt Kylie Murphy on the club's cup success. Ahead of the Premier Div play-off, Waterford's Marc Bircham has his say. Also reaction to UCD's win in the 1st Div play-off.
Nov 22, 2021
Ireland's green shoots continue to grow
On this week's podcast James O'Toole, Graham Gartland and Johnny McDonnell cast their eye over Ireland's World Cup qualifiers against Portugal and Luxembourg. The panel reflects on the campaign and on Stephen Kenny's future. Elsewhere we hear from Brian Maher after the U21s defeat to Italy and reaction from a fiery Dublin derby.
Nov 15, 2021
Cunningham talks up the Duff effect
On this week's episode Adrian Eames and James O'Toole are joined by Kenny Cunningham, who looks ahead to the challenge facing the Republic of Ireland as they take on Portugal, and Damien Duff's chances of making Shelbourne great again.
Nov 08, 2021
RTÉ Soccer Podcast: Rovers' title triumph and race for Europe/promotion
Neil Farrugia joins James, Paul, and Pat to discuss Shamrock Rovers' league triumph, we preview the First Division play-offs and Northern Ireland manager Kenny Shiels talks Euro 2022 draw.
Nov 01, 2021
First Cup final meeting for Bohs and Pat's
Gary Rogers and Graham Gartland reflect on Bohemians' & St Pat's passage to the final, Karen Duggan expects a tough day for Vera Pauw's Ireland against Finland. Darragh Burns & Alan Mathews on Pat's win over Dundalk, with Lilywhites boss Vinny Perth commenting more on a tough season. Also hear from Ruaidhrí Higgins after Derry's loss to Drogheda.
Oct 25, 2021
Crucial Dublin derby, intriguing FAI Cup semis
Karl Sheppard and Mark Rossiter preview the meeting of Shamrock Rovers and Bohemians and the FAI Cup semis. The Unite The Union Champions Cup is also discussed, both Karl and Mark are critical of the timing. Ireland boss Vera Pauw looks ahead to the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
Oct 17, 2021
Dissecting win over Azerbaijan
Pat Fenlon and Lisa Fallon join Adrian Eames and James O'Toole to look back on Ireland's win against Azerbaijan and why it's now important to build momentum.
Oct 11, 2021
RTÉ Soccer Podcast: Ireland preview and Caulfield's U21 'guinea pigs' comments
Adrian Eames and James O'Toole are joined by Gary Rogers to talk about John Caulfield's 'guinea pigs' remark about U21 call-ups for the Montenegro game, while Ireland's upcoming qualifiers are previewed and LOI contracts and player futures are up for discussion.
Oct 04, 2021
Liam Scales for Ireland?
Adrian Eames and James O'Toole are joined by Graham Gartland to discuss Shamrock Rovers' charge towards the title and Liam Scales' career prospects.
Sep 27, 2021
RTÉ Soccer podcast: Cup drama, Pats-Hoops looms
Adrian Eames and James O'Toole are joined by Lee Desmond to discuss his injury plus the upcoming Pats-Shamrock Rovers top of the table clash The panel examine the Cup quarter-finals and Lisa Fallon joins to talk the Ireland women's friendly with Australia
Sep 19, 2021
RTÉ Soccer Podcast: Domestic referees in the spotlight
Adrian Eames and James O'Toole are joined by Graham Gartland, Gavin Hamilton and Andy Myler. Among the topics discussed are the standards of refereeing in the League of Ireland, the return of the Champions League and UCD's push for promotion.
Sep 13, 2021
RTÉ Soccer Podcast: Pressure grows on Stephen Kenny and Ireland
Adrian Eames is joined by Stephen Elliott and Gary Rogers to discuss Ireland's recent World Cup qualifying games with Portugal and Azerbaijan and they look ahead to the clash with Serbia.
Sep 05, 2021
RTÉ Soccer Podcast: Ronaldo's United return adds spice to Portugal-Ireland clash
Adrian Eames and James O'Toole are joined by Stephen Elliott, Tom Kundert (PortuGOAL.net), Pat Fenlon and new Galway WFC CEO Ruth Fahy to discuss Ireland's World Cup qualifying triple-header, Cristiano Ronaldo's return to Manchester United and the weekend's FAI Cup action.
Aug 30, 2021
Hoops face two-goal deficit in quest for more European riches
Paul Corry and Karl Sheppard preview Shamrock Rovers' Europa Conference League second-leg against Flora Tallinn. We eye up possible upsets in Round 2 of the FAI Cup. After an absence of 12 years from the league, Paul Doolin chats about taking over at Athlone Town. Ahead of the Irish League kick-off the BBC's Eric White discusses some big signings
Aug 23, 2021
RTÉ Soccer Podcast: Assessing a mixed week in Europe
James O'Toole is joined by Graham Gartland, Gary Rogers and Andrew Cheal to assess a mixed week in Europe for Irish sides, Dundalk's future, Sligo Rovers' loss of form and the opening of the English Premier League
Aug 16, 2021
Messi drama, Scales' future & Irish clubs in Europe
James O'Toole is joined by Gavin Hamilton and Guy Swindells to discuss Lionel Messi's press conference, while Johnny McDonnell analyses the latest domestic action.
Aug 09, 2021
Scouting the LOI sides' European opponents
On this week's RTÉ Soccer Podcast with Adrian Eames, James O'Toole scouts Shamrock Rovers, Bohemians and Dundalk's UEFA Europa Conference League opponents. Gary Rogers and Graham Gartland also give their thoughts and share their experiences of playing in Europe.
Aug 02, 2021
Dawson Devoy – Should he stay or should he go?
On this week's edition, Adrian Eames and James O'Toole are joined by Paul Corry, Graham Cummins and Glen McAuley where Dawson Devoy’s future is discussed and there are European previews. Glen McAuley talks about THAT goal on Friday night and his time in Liverpool, while Pat Costello has a feature on the newly formed Treaty United.
Jul 26, 2021
Conference call again for Dundalk and Bohemians
On this week's edition, Graham Gartland and Shane Supple look ahead to Dundalk and Bohemians' next assignments in the Europa Conference League. Also an assessment of the Premier Division title race and Aine O'Gorman on Peamount United's form and the WNL season so far.
Jul 19, 2021
RTE Soccer Podcast: Heartbreak for England, LOI in Europe week two
Stephen Elliott, Mark Rossiter and Guy Swindells join us this week. They discuss the Euro 2020 final between Italy v England and question Gareth Southgate's tactics and penalty takers. Mark looks through the League of Ireland teams in European action and also the war of words between Dundalk's Vinny Perth and Derry's Ruaidhri Higgins
Jul 12, 2021
Euro 2020 Podcast: Liam Brady looks ahead to an intriguing final with divided loyalties
Liam Brady joins Mikey Stafford to reflect on a dramatic night in Wembley. Brady, who spent the bulk of his career in England and Italy, tries to unpick who he wants to win while looking ahead to an intriguing final.
Jul 08, 2021
Euro 2020 latest, LOI sides set for European adventure
On this week's podcast the panel discuss the upcoming semi-finals in the Euro's and England chances of glory, look ahead to a European focus for some League of Ireland clubs and Shelbourne's Women's manager Noel King on going top of the Women's National League.
Jul 05, 2021
Euro 2020 Podcast: The dust settles on a memorable round of 16 and Duggan on rise of female pundits
Mikey Stafford is joined by Karen Duggan to reflect on the round of 16 at Euro 2020, which has seen the defending European champions and the World Cup holders depart. Mikey asks Karen about the rise of the female pundit and why this tournament seems like a pivotal moment for women in the television studios and commentary boxes.
Jun 30, 2021
Euro 2020 latest and Shields says goodbye at Dundalk
Guy Swindells and Raphael Honigstein join Adrian Eames to look at England v Germany in Euro 2020 and the remaining last 16 ties. Karl Sheppard is also with us as Chris Shields says goodbye at Dundalk. We hear from the now Linfield man after his emotional send-off in Oriel Park.
Jun 28, 2021
RTÉ Soccer Podcast: Harry Kane under the spotlight & LOI latest news
Ronnie Whelan is of the opinion that England should drop striker Harry Kane for their match against the Czech Republic. We hear from Vinny Perth, who has returned to Dundalk as manager the panel give their thoughts. On the Save Tolka Park campaign, both Pat Fenlon and Tony Sheridan share their memories of playing in Tolka Park.
Jun 21, 2021
Euro2020 Podcast: Hamann on Kane concerns, Germany predicament
Didi Hamann reviews Belgium and Netherlands' wins over Denmark and Austria, looks ahead to England selection issues against Scotland and discusses Germany's predicament.
Jun 17, 2021
Euro 2020 Podcast: Houghton on why a slow start is not a bad start
Ray Houghton reflects on the opening round of matches at Euro 2020
Jun 16, 2021
RTÉ Soccer Podcast: Reflections on Eriksen from Copenhagen and LOI returns
Damien O'Meara and James O'Toole are joined by Danish journalist Troel BagerThogersen, to talk about Christian Eriksen's collapse and the events that unfolded on Saturday evening in Copenhagen. Lukas Vrabilk discusses Slovakia's chances, while we have plenty on the SSE Airtricity League, which returned from its summer break.
Jun 14, 2021
RTÉ Soccer podcast: Irish positives after Hungary draw
The panel discuss the positives from the Republic of Ireland's performance against Hungary and hear from manager Stephen Kenny and Adam Idah.
Jun 09, 2021
Kenny's Ireland seek win in Andorra and Chelsea the champions
Adrian Eames, James O'Toole, Paul Corry and Andrew Cheal look ahead to Ireland's friendly in Andorra, review the weekend's domestic LOI and WNL action, react to Chelsea's Champions League final win and discuss Brentford's promotion to the Premier League.
May 31, 2021
Sligo hit summit as Hoops finally falter
Paul Corry, James O'Toole and Dominic McGuinness join Adrian Eames to reflect on Sligo Rovers going top of the league, Shamrock Rovers suffering back-to-back defeats and Dundalk plunging further into crisis. We also reflect on the Irish Under-21 squad and look ahead to European finals for both involving Manchester clubs this week
May 25, 2021
Still awaiting clarity on next Dundalk manager
Adrian Eames and James O'Toole are joined by Gary Rodgers, who is very critical of the standard of refereeing this season in the LOI and is looking for more clarity on the Dundalk managerial situation. Ian Ryan talks about his new role as Wexford Youths boss. Journalist Rob Tanner from the Athletic on Leicester City's FA Cup win.
May 17, 2021
What's going on at Waterford?
Adrian Eames and James O'Toole discuss the future of Waterford FC with former player and coach David Breen, who says he's looking for clarity from the club owner Simon Power, while Wexford Youths' Kylie Murphy reflects on her team's start to the SSE Airtricity Women's National League.
May 10, 2021
Harps hero Foley reflects on derby joy
Adrian Eames and James O'Toole chat to Pat Fenlon and Adam Foley. Kara Kelly gets the views of Saoirse Noonan on the Republic of Ireland's World Cup draw, while the panel pays tribute to the late Alan McLoughlin.
May 04, 2021
RTÉ Soccer Podcast: Dublin derby reaction and impressive Treaty start
Reaction to Shamrock Rovers v Bohemians and a discussion on Ruaidhrí Higgins in the hot seat at Derry City.
Apr 26, 2021
Super League breakaway, Dundalk situation and WNL reaction
Ex-Dundalk team manager John Gill discusses the situation at the club, Adrian Carberry on his Athlone's great start plus European Soccer League controversy discussion with Martin Ziegler of the London Times and WNL reaction.
Apr 19, 2021
Calls for change as Dundalk crisis deepens
Paul Corry and Raffaele Cretaro are our guests this week. Paul calls for changes in management at Dundalk after their latest defeat, while former Sligo Rovers and Finn Harps man Cretaro looks ahead to their game on Saturday as they ride high in the top three.
Apr 12, 2021
RTÉ Soccer podcast: Dundalk difficulty and Sligo surge
A review the weekend's League of Ireland and WNL results and insights from guests Vinny Perth, Karl Sheppard and Finn Harps board member Paul McLoone.
Apr 05, 2021
Ireland's Luxembourg setback and LOI and WNL review
On this week's RTÉ Soccer Podcast with Adrian Eames and James O'Toole, the panel reflect on a disastrous night for Ireland against Luxembourg, with Keith Treacy and Ray Houghton sharing their views. We also review the weekend's SSE Airtricity League Premier Division matches plus the opening weekend First Division and WNL games.
Mar 29, 2021
Opening weekend review and Ireland head for Serbia
This week Paul Corry, Karl Sheppard and Lisa Fallon are our guests. Adrian Eames and the panel review the opening weekend of the SSE Airtricity League, plus reaction They also look ahead to the Republic of Ireland's World Cup opener on Wednesday away to Serbia in Belgrade Adrian also speaks to soccer writer Lukas Vrablik
Mar 22, 2021
Who will be champions in 2021?
Adrian Eames and James O'Toole are joined by Gary Rogers and Karl Sheppard to preview the 2021 SSE Airtricity League Premier Division campaign.
Mar 14, 2021
The history of Soccer Republic
With the news that Soccer Republic won't be returning to televisionscreens this year, we look back on over a decade of the highlights progamme for Irish football.  Adrian Eames and James O'Toole are joined by a number of guests connected to the programme. They include Con Murphy, Tony O'Donoghue, Johnny McDonnell, Dave Barry and Alan Cawley. 
Mar 08, 2021
Declan Devine and Declan McBennett ahead of the new season
Derry City manager Declan Devine offers his thoughts of preseason preparations, Athlone boss Adrian Carberry on his side's new signing's and RTÉ Group Head of Sport Declan McBennett on RTÉ's plans for the season as a broadcaster of the league.
Feb 27, 2021
Rogers on new scouting role and Caulfield's Galway prep
Gary Rogers joins Adrian Eames and James O'Toole on the RTÉ Soccer Podcast to discuss his new role as full-time Irish scout for GestiFute. John Caulfield chats about Galway United's preparations for the new season plus the make-up of the First Division. The lads also discuss the abuse faced by James McClean.
Feb 20, 2021
RTÉ Soccer Podcast: Mountney talks working with Kenny and marching on with Saints
Adrian Eames, James O'Toole and Paul Corry are joined by Mayo's finest, St Patrick's Athletic new signing John Mountney. John speaks about his time with Dundalk and success under now Ireland manager Stephen Kenny, looking forward to the start of the new season at Saints and the family pub in Bohola.
Feb 13, 2021
Keely’s Dundalk reservations
Treaty United manager Tommy Barrett is looking for clarity from the FAI following the release of the First Division fixtures while Dermot Keely, who is enjoying life in Lanzarote, is not very optimistic about Dundalk's chances of league success this season and is especially critical of the club allowing Sean Gannon join rivals Shamrock Rovers.
Feb 08, 2021
RTE Soccer Podcast: Anticipation building for new LOI season
With the fixtures for the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division due to be released on Monday Adrian Eames, James O'Toole, Johnny McDonnell and Ollie Cahill discuss the excitement and anticipation plus the PFAI survey on return to training / playing protocols.
Jan 30, 2021
RTÉ Soccer Podcast: Lampard sacked, Longford reach for the sky
Guy Swindells joins us hours after Frank Lampard was sacked by Chelsea Adrian Eames and James O'Toole host this week's pod, with Conan Byrne also with us. Longford Town Manager Daire Doyle fills us in on pre-season preparations Lisa Fallon also features on her new appointment with Galway United
Jan 25, 2021
Sheppard reflects on career-ending arthritis
Karl Sheppard talks about the arthritis that has cut his career short, while Eoin Hand discusses the upheaval within the FAI.
Jan 18, 2021
Two-week suspension of Irish League
Glenavon's Conan Byrne on the suspension on play in the Danske Bank Premiership due to Covid-19 and why he believes all players in the league should be tested. Dane Massey talks about his switch to Drogheda United and his time with Dundalk, while former Irish international Marie Curtin reflects on her football career.
Jan 12, 2021
Depth Chat | Padraig Amond on FA Cup goals, Newport life and emerging from Carlow
Irish striker Padraig Amond talks to RTÉ Sport about his impressive goal streak in the FA Cup, life at Newport County, the benefits of having played in Portugal and developing as a footballer from Carlow.
Jan 07, 2021