— Second Captains (@SecondCaptains) November 10, 2017
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Stuck for an early stocking filler?
2016 may be the most grim year in living memory but here’s how to end it on a high. The Second Captains Sports Annual, Volume 2 is packed full of all the stuff that made the year memorable in a positive sense…yes, mainly Robbie Brady’s goals at the Euros. Check out the video [above] for a sneak peak but be warned, you may shed a tear...
You all gave 110 per cent.
That’s all the gaffer asks.
But there could be only three selected to win a copy each of [telly’s] Second Captains Sports Annual Vol 1.
munkifisht: “Well Brian, at the end of the day it’s a book of two halves and I deserve it because I’ve listened to pretty much every Second Captains, even the bit’s I’ve no interest in. After that amount of time and investment, frittering away around 500 hours of my life, I’d think of a free annual as at least a runners up prize for participation.”
Darren: “Well Brian, at the end of the day it’s a book of two halves and I deserve it because every Christmas as a child my Granny would get me 2 annuals; The Beano and The Dandy. No matter how many hints I asked my Ma to drop to my Granny that I wanted Shoot!. The aul dear was consistent if nothing else. Every year for 10 years I got a copy of The Beano and The Dandy and no Shoot! was ever found under my tree. I think a free copy of this book would bring me back to my childhood and clear the unnecessary resentment I hold towards my since passed Granny.”
Conor: “Well Brian, at the end of the day it’s a book of two halves and I deserve it because as a sport nut who’s married to a wife who wouldn’t know one end of a rugby ball from another and would have more success explaining the current diplomatic relations between all the countries meddling in the Syrian Shenanigans than the offside rule, it’s usually easier for me to buy my own present, wrap it and stick it under the tree myself. Winning this book would save me a lot of hassle this year and give me an excuse to be all nostalgic on Christmas Day and play football in the hall using two christmas crackers for goalposts and a bunch of rolled up hats as a ball while my wife looks on disapprovingly. Plus, it looks heavy. If I have to buy it myself I’ll have to carry it home from town. No-one wants to put me through that.”
Previously: Second’s Out
Staying in tomorrow night?
Fergus McCormack writes:
6 Nations hero Johnny Sexton joins the lads on the couch [Second Captains Live] tomorrow night (RTÉ2, Wednesday 29 April, 10.00pm) to talk about winning back-to-back championships, life in France and his decision to return home to play for Leinster next season.
Second Captains Live RTÉ2, Wednesday 29 April, 10.00pm.
(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)
Episode two of season four from the Second Captains airs on RTÉ 2 tonight at 10pm.
soccer legend Liam ‘Very chippy’ Brady will give his tuppence worth on the current batch of Irish midfielders including James McCarthy. Also on the couch will be ex-Irish internationals Niall Quinn and Richard Sadlier as well as former Tipperary [hurling] ace, Eoin Kelly.
*removes Liam Brady from good wall and replaces with Lynne Cantwell*
Staying in tonight?
Off The Ball Second Captains, returns tonight at 10pm on RTÉ 2 for its fourth season.
Featuring rugby ledges Luke Fitzgerald, Sean Cronin, Nora Stapleton
token woman guest, Peter Stringer and Kieran McGeeney.
And debuting tonight will be a new feature, ‘Degrading Irish Superstars Action’. it’s like the Good Wall but even more controversial….
The cast of Second Captains as 1990s unthinking girl’s boy band Backstreet Boys (ALRIGHT!).
Fergus McCormack writes:
“The hugely popular Second Captains Live returns for its third series just in time for the November rugby internationals and some crucial Euro qualifiers with special guest Kilkenny legend Henry Shefflin plus Limerick hurler Seamus Hickey, Dublin hero Jason Sherlock, Ireland goalkeeper Emma Byrne and comedian David O’Doherty….”
RTÉ2, Wednesday 8 Ocotber at 9.30pm
Name those Second Captains and their Backstreet doppelgängers anyone?
Ok, it’s in the can – only slight issue is we may have had too much fun. Might be 10-15 mins late but… you’ve waited this long I suppose.
— Second Captains (@SecondCaptains) May 14, 2013
Kick off on Irish Times website and iTunes
at 2pm around 2.10/2.15pm.
Previously: Anything Sad In The Phoenix
Pic: David Cochrane