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    The John Murray Show and Saturday Night Show are jointly running a music competition - click here for full details.  Emerging musicians are invited to send in their music to the John Murray Show by email.The John Murray Show decides on a shortlist of the 20 best acts.A panel of experts will reduce the field from 20 to six.

    These six are all played (pre-recorded) on the John Murray Show in a semi-final on Friday, May 16, where the top three are decided by a panel on that show.

    The final three then play live in Studio 8 in the John Murray Show final on Thursday, May 29.The overall winner plays again on the Saturday Night Show on Saturday, May 31. Please ensure the soloist and/or band members are available for these key dates.

    The John Murray Show Monday 22 April 2013

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    The John Murray Show

    A lively mix of topical stories, human interest and lifestyle features with John Murray

    Shane Ross, Finian McGrath's 3-event Betting Accumulator

    THE 3 EVENTS ARE....

    1) Sunday 5th May 2013 - Kilkenny v Tipperary, hurling league final: Shane is backing Killkenny @ 8/11 Finian is backing Tipperary @ 5/4

    2) 2000 Guineas Finian is backing Dawn Approach @ 11/8 Shane is backing Cristoforo Colombo @ 10/1

    3) British and Irish Lions Tour to be named captain Finian is backing Brian O’Driscoll @ 7/2 Shane is backing Paul O’Connell @ 5/1

    If all three of Finian’s come in, you’ll get €120 back on a fiver bet. If you put €5 on Shane’s three, and they come in, you’ll win approximately €570

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    Oliver's sketch - government & rejection of Croke Park Agreement

    This morning we find out what the Taoiseach (aka Oliver Callan) plans to do following the dramatic rejection of the Croke Park Agreement by public service unions.

    Oliver Callan is live on stage at the Fairways Hotel, Dundalk, Saturday, May 4th.  www.ticketmaster.ie

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    Shane & Finian's bet

    There is an ongoing gambling competition on Twitter which caught our eye between a somewhat unlikely pair, TDs Finian McGrath & Shane Ross on how they're taking money off each other, backing on soccer & other results!

    The 3-Event Betting Accumulator

    THE 3 EVENTS ARE 1. Sunday 5th May 2013 - Kilkenny v Tipperary, hurling league final: Shane is backing Killkenny @ 8/11 Finian is backing Tipperary @ 5/4

    2. 2000 Guineas Finian is backing Dawn Approach @ 11/8 Shane is backing Cristoforo Colombo @ 10/1

    3. British and Irish Lions Tour to be named captain Finian is backing Brian O’Driscoll @ 7/2 Shane is backing Paul O’Connell @ 5/1

    If all three of Finian’s come in, you’ll get €120 back on a fiver bet. If you put €5 on Shane’s three, and they come in, you’ll win approximately €570

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    Sporting Underdogs

    Last week we launched a search for this year's John Murray Show Sporting Underdog Teams. This morning joining Shay on the line is Pete Gillooly, to talk about his local GAA club, St Josephs (The Joe's) from county Roscommon.

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