Second Captains

Second Captains


Sunday 27th August

Second Captains Sunday with Clare Balding

Legendary broadcaster and the hardest working person in showbiz, Clare Balding, joins us for the final show of the current series of Second Captains. We discuss gender pay gaps, the Cromwell connection, the success of women's sport and of course her own sporting achievements. Plus there's Ken from Vegas on 'the greatest combat event in history'.

Sunday 20th August

Second Captains Sunday with Tom Vaughan-Lawlor

The brilliant Tom Vaughan-Lawlor joins us to talk about his new role in The Avengers movie and more importantly, his life as a Shoot! magazine-loving, punch-eating, junior cup rugby-playing sports fan. Will he become our Greatest Non-Sportsperson Sportseprson for 2017? Well, no. But find out how he does.

Sunday 13th August

Second Captains Sunday with Dorothy Cross

This week Second Captains talk to internationally acclaimed artist and five time national swimming champion Dorothy Cross to the show to talk about her love of the ocean, the fusion of art and sport and why its so important to take risks. Plus there's Eoin's swim lesson shame, Ken's triumph of will and Trump's new low.

Sunday 6th August

Second Captains Sunday with Blindboy Boatclub of Rubberbandits

This week Second Captains are joined by Blindboy Boatclub of Rubber Bandits fame. He discusses giving Leo Varadkar advise on sound quality, growing up in a school where rugby players rule, healthy can drinking and shrill football fans. Plus there's Ireland's most ethnically diverse town, booing Justin Gatlin and Patti Smith on Sam Shepard.

Sunday 30th July

Second Captains Sunday with Adam Hills

Joining us this week on Second Captains Sunday is Australian stand-up comedian and presenter of The Last Leg Adam Hills. We talked to Adam about covering the Paralympic Games, eye-gouging donkeys and getting trash-talked by Mats Wilander.

Sunday 23rd July

Second Captains Sunday with Nicky Byrne

This week Second Captains talk to Nicky Byrne about his career as a footballer, and the time he almost made it in the Premier League with Leeds United. Plus there's Richie Sadlier on their time together with Ireland underage sides, and how a career in pop was viewed in the football world at that time.

Sunday 16th July

Second Captains Sunday with Pat Shortt

Second Captains welcome comedian, actor, model and hurling coach Pat Shortt into studio to discuss method acting, bad hips, Father Ted and Garage. We also look at his impressive sporting CV and ask him how he made it as a human punchbag. Plus there's Orange Fest, city breaks in July and the Roger Federer logo.

Sunday 9th July

Second Captains Sunday with Maeve Higgins

First episode of the second series of Second Captains Sunday with comedian, writer and broadcaster Maeve Higgins in New York city. Plus Uncle Jim Carney talks us through the Great GAA Armed Robbery Of 1977.

Monday 1st May

Second Captains

On the programme today as a Bank Holiday special we featured the Second Captains' in studio. They were celebrating the 20th anniversary of Ken Doherty's win in the World Snooker Championships and also Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry.

Kathrine Switzer

Kathrine Switzer is an American television commentator and marathon runner. In 1967, she became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry. An official attacked her on the course, grabbing for her race numbers and screaming and cursing at her before being body blocked by her boyfriend. The incident was broadcast worldwide

Ken Doherty

It's 20 years since Ken Doherty won the World Snooker Championship when he beat Stephen Hendry in the final in Sheffield. He reminisces with the Second Captains about that great day and the celebrations when he returned home

Saturday 31st December

Second Captains New Year's Eve Special

James Vincent McMorrow had an exceptional 2016, with the launch of his 3rd album, which went straight to no. 1. He joins Eoin, Ken and Murph in studio to discuss his sporting life. He plays out the show with a special version of Prince's 'Purple Rain'. We have the brilliant David O'Doherty to put a hilarious full stop on a tough year for us all

Sunday 21st August

Sunday 21st August

Today the lads go back to the Tokyo Games of 1964 to hear the amazing story of the Irish runner Jim Hogan who didn’t medal, but did become a heroic figure in the childhood of the shows main guest, author and columnist Fintan O’Toole. The lads also catch up with Olympic Silver medallist Annalise Murphy and Natalya Coyle.

Sunday 14th August

Second Captains Sunday

With guests Dara O'Briain and Natalya Coyle

Sunday 7th August

Second Captains Sunday

Peter Coonan, Andy Lee and Sonia O'Sullivan join the Second Captains today

Sunday 31st July

Second Captains Sunday

Des Bishop

Sunday 24th July

Second Captains

Oscar-nominated director Lenny Abrahamson joined the lads in studio to talk about his thrilling 2016 so far.

Sunday 17th July

Second Captains Sunday, 17th July

David O'Doherty

Sunday 10th July

Gabby Logan

The second captains are joined by BBC presenter (and former Rose of Tralee contestant) Gabby Logan.

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