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Lance Armstrong argues chats to Off The Ball’s anchorman Ger Gilroy, on Denis FM Newstalk tonight from 7pm.


Listen here.


Retired rugby legend and career-long Brian O’Driscoll wingman Gordon Darcy, throwing some shade Paul Kimmage’s way in light of Dan Carter’s supposed sanctioned steroid use at Racing Metro.


A brief musical and football commentary tracking Leicester City’s rise and rise to become champions of English football.

Richie McCormack writes:

From the League Cup wins to League One – to the Premier League title. I give you, the Off The Ball montage…..

Everybody loves an underdog, in fairness.

Leicester City win the premier league: How the world viewed the victory (BBC News)


Brian O’Driscoll is joining Newstalk.

Commenting on the move, Brian O’Driscoll said:

“Making the decision to join the Off the Ball team was an easy one for me – it’s the nation’s leading sports show and best radio station and following a break this summer I’ll be more than ready for it come September…”


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Dayum, girl.

The Off The Ball team on ‘gardening’ leave.

Rakes and hoes.

Who knew?





“They weren’t as good as they thought they were” went one bogus argument. In fact, I’ve always felt Off The Ball was driven by the deep neurosis that they weren’t good enough which, naturally, propelled them towards brilliance.
They were Burt Bacharach doing 32 takes of Alfie in search of that “little bit of magic”.


Radio Bean-Counters Switched Off To Diamond In Their Midst (Dion Fanning, Sunday Independent)

Previously: Anything Sad In The Phoenix?

Life After Newstalk

“They Help Make Radio Great”

(Pic: Business&leadership)

OTBGer Gilroy paid tribute to the Off The Ball crew, including Eoin McDevitt, pictured interviewing Ireland’s soccer manager Giovanni Trapattoni above, after their resignation from the Newstalk show this afternoon. Just after the show started at 7pm, he said:

 “All right, a very good evening to you.You’re welcome to tonight’s Off The Ball. First things first. We didn’t really expect to be here tonight but we are. That’s because the lads made a pitch to start the show every night at 6pm. Station management couldn’t accommodate that and the lads have decided to resign.
“All I really want to say about this now is that we’re going to miss our friends: Ken, Eoin, Mark, Simon and Murph are an amazing group of people to work with. They’ve helped change how sport is talked about in Ireland forever. They make great radio and they help make radio great. We’re all going to miss them and we wish them the very best of luck in the future.”

Earlier This Changes Everything

(Pic: Worldirish)



Sick as.

Off The Ball To Go Ahead Tonight Without Early, McDevitt, Hick, Producer Guy And Cuchlie Fella (Balls.ie)