Second Captains

Second Captains

Second Captains Tuesday 31 December 2019

Second Captains New Year's Eve Special

Second Captains New Year's Eve Special

Second Captains are back with a New Years Eve special, when the search for Ireland's Greatest Non-Sportsperson Sportsperson will continue.

New Years Eve Special

Eoin, Ken and Murph were joined by former US Ambassador to the United Nations and Pulitzer-Prize winning author, Samantha Power. Samantha discusses her childhood in Ireland and the role sport played in adapting to life in the US. Did her basketball career impress Barack Obama?

About The Show

So just who officially is Ireland's Greatest Non-Sportsperson Sportsperson? Eoin McDevitt, Ken Early and Ciaran Murphy break down the sporting backgrounds of some of the most-interesting people alive. Unimportant? Perhaps. Fun? Absolutely.

The critically-acclaimed Second Captains Saturday has featured names like Gabriel Byrne, Sharon Horgan, Lenny Abrahamson, Dorothy Cross, Dara O'Briain, Gabby Logan, Senator George Mitchell and so many more. Some have played sport internationally, others have avoided sport religiously.

Throw in a particularly harsh ranking system, lots of laughs and some brilliant alternative music, and you've found the best possible way to start your weekend. 

Welcome to Second Captains and welcome to Summer Saturdays on RTE Radio 1 at 10am.

Second Captains also produce Ireland's most-popular podcast, winning the iTunes podcast of the year in 2014. It was named as one of the top ten British and Irish podcasts of all-time on theiTunes Essentials list and was chosen by The Guardian as one of their 50 best podcasts. Vice has described the SC Football podcast as "probably the best in the world". Second Captains are currently the 3rd biggest podcast in the world on Patreon. You can listen to their independent, commercial-free, member-led broadcasts at

Music Played on the Show

Nothing Compares To You

Nothing Compares To You

Sinead O’Connor


The Ocean

The Ocean

Richard Hawley




Ways to Listen

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