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Between the Stripes LOI podcast
94 minutes | Sep 28, 2022
S6 Ep32: S6EP32 - A podcast built on moaning
Kieran & Gary are back from Glasgow and they've plenty of moaning to do on this week's pod. Stephen Kenny's future as Ireland boss is discussed as is the latest action from the LOI Premier and First Divisions as well as the Women's FAI Cup. The lads also ask why Irish Football isn't benefitting from the betting levy after both Horse Racing and Greyhound racing received increased funding in yesterday's budget.
93 minutes | Sep 19, 2022
S6 Ep31: S6EP31 with Enda Curran
Earlier than normal due to our upcoming trip to Glasgow, Between the Stripes LOI podcast is back to review a dramatic weekend in the FAI Cup. Treaty United's hat-trick hero from the win over UCD, Enda Curran joins us for an extended interview. The lads reflect on a rare bad week for Shamrock Rovers, hammered in Europe and out of the cup, where do they need to improve going forward? We touch on the boos for Bohs, Phoenix Patterson's brilliance, and crowd trouble in Galway and elsewhere. We look ahead to this week's games and chat Scotland v Ireland too, all in all it's the perfect way to start your week! Enjoy! Sponsored by QuinnAv.ie
107 minutes | Sep 14, 2022
S6 Ep30: S6EP30 with Gary Cronin, Stephen O'Donnell & Sean Brennan!
This week's show features an extended interview with Longford Town manager Gary Cronin after De Town secured a play-off place with 5 games remaining in the First Division season. Cronin discusses some of the negativity surrounding his appointment, calls for him to quit earlier in the season, and THAT defeat to Athlone. We also hear from Dundalk boss Stephen O'Donnell who did not agree with Kieran's comments on the Dundalk high-line following the shock defeat to UCD, while a man who played a big hand in gunning down Dundalk on Friday, Sean Brennan also chats to us on this week's pod. There's bundles of other juicy chat and discussion as well as reviews of the weekend's action and a look ahead to the FAI Cup quarter-finals and Shamrock Rovers games in Europe. As ever, it's not to be missed!
120 minutes | Sep 6, 2022
S6 Ep29: S6EP29 with James Doona & Jon Brier!
He's back ladies & gentlemen! The League of Ireland's favourite Yorkshireman, Jon Brier is back on this week's podcast alongside Kieran Burke & Gary Reilly. Cork City winger, James Doona tells us about past regrets, challenges he's faced on and off the pitch at Cork City and why he hopes his rewards are coming soon. The lads reflect on Bohs win in the Dublin derby and ponder the Gypsies next move and if we now have a title race on our hands. Roddy Collins comments on Bohs "politics" is covered while speaking of politics, the FAI v Sligo Rovers suspension case is covered at length. All this and much more on another cracking edition of the League of Ireland's most in-depth podcast!
116 minutes | Aug 30, 2022
S6 Ep28: S6EP28 - The Long Goodbye
On this week's show, Kieran & Gary react to the breaking news of Keith Long's departure from Bohemians. The lads are joined by Jordan from the Bohemians One Up Top Podcast to reflect on Long's time in charge at Dalymount Park, how we reached this point and what may happen next at Bohs. Elsewhere, we reflect on round two in the FAI Cup and the subsequent quarter-finals draw, there's lots of discussion on Dundalk's high-line, the race for Europe, the newly launched #NoRefNoGame campaign, and much more. There are also post-match interviews with Andy Lyons and Darragh Markey following Shamrock Rovers extra-time FAI Cup win in Drogheda. As ever, the lads preview & predict this weekend's games across both divisions too on another action-packed podcast!
111 minutes | Aug 24, 2022
S6 Ep27: S6EP27 with Marc Bircham & friends
It's one of our biggest and best shows of the season so far as Marc Bircham joins us all the way from Italy to tackle reports linking him with the recent Waterford takeover. Meanwhile, the treasurer of the new 1985 Seagulls Bray Wanderers Supporters Group, Ronan Holland tells us why after 20 years of supporting Bray he can no longer bring himself to attend games and why he hopes the new supporters club can help fix broken relations. With it being FAI Cup weekend, we speak to Chris McNulty from Bonagee United ahead of their glamour tie at home to "Damien Duff's Shelbourne" (Trademark). If three brilliant interviews weren't enough we've got loads of juicy talking points from across the league as well!
121 minutes | Aug 16, 2022
S6 Ep26: S6EP26 with Gayle Hope of HungarianFootball.com
Ahead of Shamrock Rovers Europa League play-off tie with Ferencváros, we're joined by former referee and Hungarian league expert Gayle Hope of HungarianFootball.com. Gayle tells us all about the Hoops European opponents, what traveling supporters can expect, the current standard of refereeing in Europe, and much more in a fascinating chat. Meanwhile, Kieran and Gary reflect on a busy week with the lads taking in a number of games around the country including Pats controversial Euro exit to CSKA Sofia and everything that followed. Hot topics this week include the potential latest UK-based takeover of Waterford FC, a far from "resplendent" Bray Wanderers, Rovers v Dundalk this coming Sunday, and the turbulent nature of the First Division title race. All this and more on this week's show!
102 minutes | Aug 10, 2022
S6 Ep25: S6EP25 with Harps Chairman Ian Harkin & Jordan Adeyemo!
Recorded just minutes after Shamrock Rovers guaranteed themselves a place in a UEFA Group stage it's fair to say the lads are in good form on this week's pod. However, there are many serious subjects to be discussed including: Should LOI clubs share their Euro prize money? RTE's approach to the league, the Shels/Pats postponement debacle, Dundalk v Derry brewing as a nice long-term rivalry, Harps v UCD and much more! This week's guests are Finn Harps chairman, Ian Harkin who discusses the club's latest efforts to secure a new stadium, and in-form Longford Town striker Jordan Adeyemo.
89 minutes | Aug 3, 2022
S6 Ep24: S6EP24 with Ian Ryan
European & Cup fever has hit BTS towers (quite literally) as an under-the-weather Kieran Burke drags himself out of the scratcher for this week's show. Kieran & Gaz talk all things Shamrock Rovers, Sligo Rovers & St.Patrick's Athletic in terms of Europe while there's also a review of the opening round of the FAI Cup, is there a gulf in class between LOI and the non-leagues? Wexford FC manager, Ian Ryan joins us following his side's FAI Cup giant-killing of Sligo Rovers while there's a complete look ahead to this weekend's games in BOTH DIVISIONS. Finally, the lads round off the show with a discussion on Women's Football and how we can try and benefit from England's success here in Ireland.
113 minutes | Jul 27, 2022
S6 Ep23: S6EP23 with Shane Keegan
Europe, the league, and the FAI Cup, we've got it all covered on this week's show! Cobh Ramblers manager Shane Keegan joins us after his first win in charge of the Rams while there's a debate on the "new FAI" and if they are delivering. Get stuck in!
136 minutes | Jul 20, 2022
S6 Ep22: S6EP22 with Brian Maher & Liam Kerrigan
Irish under-21 international teammates, Brian Maher & Liam Kerrigan join us on this week's show. Maher reflects on his first season between the sticks at Derry City, their recent European exit, and Ireland's crucial U21 play-off against Israel in September. Meanwhile, Liam Kerrigan tells us all about his move to Serie B side Como and the potential for a midfield partnership with a certain Cesc Fabregas. Kieran & Gary reflect on the latest European & Domestic matters as well as covering all the latest hot topics including the mass exodus of talent from the league for small transfer fees, the relegation dogfight between Harps and UCD, Longford's shocking derby defeat to Athlone and why Ireland's win over the All-Blacks is not the nations greatest ever sporting success.
79 minutes | Jul 13, 2022
S6 Ep21: S6EP21
We've got a nice bite-sized edition of the pod for you this week as the lads reflect on a positive start to the European campaign by the Irish sides as well as reviewing last weekends Premier and First Division results. There's discussion on Dawson Devoy's move to MK Dons and where it leaves Bohs and is the "ball burst" for Finn Harps? As ever, there's plenty of predictions and chatter on this weekend's matches and much more so tune in and don't forget to hit the subscribe/follow button!
141 minutes | Jul 6, 2022
S6 Ep20: S6EP20 with Andy Burton!
This week's pod is one of our most content-filled episodes ever as Kieran and Gary examine the spike in overseas transfers for LOI players by speaking to the founder of Gen-Z Football & Media Agency, Andy Burton. The former Sky Sports Reporter also discusses his time as Technical Director at Dundalk under Peak6. There's both domestic and European discussion as the lads review Shamrock Rovers fine display against Hibernians and look ahead to Sligo Rovers and Derry City's European campaigns.
98 minutes | Jun 29, 2022
S6 Ep19: S6EP19 with Cobh Ramblers chairman Bill O'Leary
Following on from the appointment of Shane Keegan as Cobh Ramblers manager, we're joined by Rams chairman Bill O'Leary to discuss all things Ramblers from parting ways with Darren Murphy to appointing Keegan, off-field success this season, dealing with crowd trouble, ambitions for the future and much more in a wide-ranging interview. The lads also discuss Louis Britton's shock move to Cork City which has Waterford fans up in arms while the very future of the Blues is debated after reports broke last week that the Munster club may be up for sale. Other hot topics this week include Tim Clancy underperforming at Pats, Caulfield's tactics holding back Galway United, Bohs losing yet another Derby, more trouble at the Carlise Grounds and much more. Nobody covers both divisions quite like Between the Stripes LOI podcast so get stuck in and subscribe to the show!
149 minutes | Jun 22, 2022
S6 Ep18: S6EP18 with Raff Cretaro & Karl Chambers!
After a week away supporting the Boys in Green in Poland, Burko & Gaz are back with another edition of the show. On this week's pod, we catch up with LOI legend Raff Cretaro who gives his thoughts on the appointment of former teammate John Russell as Sligo Rovers manager, the struggles of his former side Finn Harps this season, and the rapid loss of form by Derry City, where Raff was on the coaching ticket last season. Longford Town FC's longest-serving current player, Karl Chambers chats with us following his stunning late equaliser versus Cork City. While other topics on this week's show include: Dundalk title challengers? Referees, Higgins under pressure? Cobh's hunt for a new boss, Bray's horror show season continues, European & FAI Cup draws, and much more.
96 minutes | Jun 7, 2022
S6 Ep17: S6EP17 with Kenny's Kids & Gary Cronin
The League of Ireland First Division returns on Friday night after the summer break so Kieran & Gary look ahead to this weekend's matches as well as speaking to Longford Town manager Gary Cronin as he prepares to take on his old side Bray Wanderers. With it being a busy international window in the Nations League, Ronan Calvert from "Kenny's Kids" joins us to look back on the nightmare in Armenia before looking ahead to the Dublin double header this week against Ukraine and Scotland. The lads also cover the breaking Kerry FC story and what it may mean for the LOI as well as tackling all the other latest hot topics across LOI and Irish Football! There's something for everyone on this week's show so be sure to listen, share and subscribe!
133 minutes | May 31, 2022
S6 Ep16: S6EP16 Mid-season report!
As the League of Ireland enters its mid-season break, the BTS team is hard at work on this week's show handing down their report cards for all 19 clubs and their performances so far this season. Who's top of their class and who's barely getting by? Tune in to find out.
130 minutes | May 26, 2022
S6 Ep15: S6EP15 with Stephen Bradley & Sam Long
Slightly later in the week than usual but well worth the wait, S6EP15 of Between the Stripes LOI podcast is here and features interviews with Shamrock Rovers gaffer Stephen Bradley and Drogheda United's on-loan Lincoln City keeper Sam Long. Among this week's hot topics are Liam Buckley's departure from Sligo, Ian Ryan's decision to stay at Wexford, poor refereeing standards, the FAI, and sadly once again, crowd behavior. Friday and Monday's Premier Division games are reviewed while as ever, we've got every base in the First Division covered too. An enjoyable listen as ever so what are you waiting for, get stuck in now!
96 minutes | May 17, 2022
S6 Ep14: S6EP14 - Twitter Live Space!
We're back with another live edition of the pod this week as Kieran and Gaz are joined by callers from St.Pat's, Bohs, and Finn Harps while there are plenty of listeners' tweets discussed on the show. Among the topics for discussion this week: Is the title race over? Crowd trouble Can UCD stay up? Is style of play important? The First Division & much more!
115 minutes | May 11, 2022
S6 Ep13: S6EP13 with Georgie Kelly
Biding his time upon leaving Bohs, mixing his studies with playing professional football, scoring the promotion-winning goal to the Championship, playing with the lovable Ogbenne, NFT's.......It's all up for discussion as we sit down with Rotherham striker Georgie Kelly on this weeks show. As ever, Kieran & Gary get stuck into the latest results while asking "why is Liam Buckley not under more pressure?" The lads also reflect on the latest hot topics such as Bradley's decision to stay put while also looking ahead to and predicting the outcome of this weekend's matches. All this and more on another bumper edition of Between the Stripes LOI podcast!
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