Second Captains

Second Captains

Second Captains Saturday 31 August 2019

Second Captains Saturday

Second Captains Saturday

Eoin, Murph and Ken break down the sporting backgrounds of some of the most-interesting people alive. Who will be Second Captains' Greatest Non-Sportsperson Sportsperson of 2019?

Colm Tóibín - Second Captains Saturday

Shortlisted for the Booker prize three times, won the International Dublin Literary Prize for 'The Master' and the Costa Book Award for Brooklyn, was Eamon Dunphy's bodyguard at Italia 90, wrote about Maradona's life of "samba y caramba" and hates tv, twitter, romance novels and dynamic tennis. This is a fun chat with the brilliant Colm Tóibín

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

So Long, Marianne

So Long, Marianne

Cohen, Leonard


Rock The Machine

Rock The Machine

Lisa O'Neill





Ways to Listen

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