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68 minutes | Dec 4, 2022
Rory McIlroy: The Chosen One, Messi's moral quandary, a new kind of England | Davenport & Casey
Joe Molloy was joined by his Golf Weekly compatriot Fionn Davenport and journalist Gavan Casey on this weekend's Sunday Paper Review. (02:00) The Chosen One: Part 2 of Rory McIlroy with Paul Kimmage. (32:00) Why everyone wants Lionel Messi to win the World Cup (except Joe). (44:00) A new kind of England team. (55:00) "It's done, it's over, Eddie Jones needs to go!" (01:03:00) Fury vs Chisora III: 'Even Fury looked uncomfortable - it should have been stopped earlier.'
76 minutes | Nov 27, 2022
'Tarnished' Messi, Brolly takes aim at Keane, a portrait of Rory McIlroy | Fanning & O'Donovan
Joe Molloy was joined by journalist Dion Fanning and two-time All-Ireland winner Sarah O'Donovan on this weekend's Sunday Paper Review. (04:00) The light and shade of Lionel Messi's final years. (25:00) Joe Brolly questions Roy Keane's peacemaking credentials. (39:00) 2022 World Cup: 'The biggest carbon emitter ever outside of war.' (52:00) Rory McIlroy sits down with Paul Kimmage (again).
77 minutes | Nov 20, 2022
Doubts about Farrell's Ireland, Ronaldo's fading star, Infantino's FIFA stranglehold | Martin & Curtis
John Duggan is joined by journalists Tommy Martin (Virgin Media, Irish Examiner) and Roy Curtis (Sunday World) for this weekend's Sunday Paper Review. (03:30) Gianni Infantino and all that's wrong with the Qatar World Cup. (27:00) Sven, Capello & Roy: Wayne Rooney's England memories. (34:00) Messi, Ronaldo & the World Cup's footballing storylines. (53:00) Are Andy Farrell's Ireland really the world's best? (01:08:00) Michael Murphy: Donegal's hero departs the stage
66 minutes | Nov 13, 2022
Sickening Carbery hit, Mythical Clifford, GAA clubs in crisis, O'Neill's bitter book | O'Carroll & McKeon
Joe Molloy is joined by journalists Sinead O'Carroll (The Journal) and Conor McKeon (Irish Independent) for this weekend's Sunday Paper Review. (03:00) Sickening Carbery hit overshadows underwhelming win. (16:50) 'Something about this story leaves me very uncomfortable.' (25:00) David Clifford's legend grows ever greater. (35:00) Pat Spillane and the GAA's battle with rural depopulation. (42:00) An eye-opening assessment of Martin O'Neill's new book. (48:00) Damien Duff: Ireland's next senior manager? (53:00) World Cup fever has yet to take hold.
72 minutes | Nov 6, 2022
Gary Neville exposed, Ireland beat the 'Boks, Martin O'Neill settles scores | Sunday Paper Review
Joe Molloy is joined by journalists Cliona Foley and Rúaidhrí O'Connor for this weekend's edition of the Sunday Paper Review. (03:00) Ireland beat the Springboks and spark mixed feelings in rugby pundits. (25:00) Martin O'Neill's new book looks to settle some scores. (33:00) Gary Neville's Qatar logic is torn to shreds. (50:00) Andriy Shevchenko and the ongoing war in Ukraine. (01:00:00) 'A drunk mind speaks a sober heart.'
67 minutes | Oct 30, 2022
Katie Taylor to fight in Croke Park, GAA TV rights and the potential of Irish women's rugby | SPR with Cunningham and Cummiskey
Joe Molloy was joined by Kieran Cunningham and Gavin Cummiskey to have a look at today's Sunday newspapers and discuss the latest headlines.
76 minutes | Oct 23, 2022
Ronaldo's dilemma, Katie Taylor's endgame, Brolly & Roddy | Casey & Keegan
Joe Molloy is joined by journalist Gavin Casey and Cobh Ramblers manager Shane Keegan on this weekend's edition of the Sunday Paper Review. (04:00) Stephen Kenny comes out swinging. (10:00) Cristiano Ronaldo struggles with the passing of time. (29:30) Zaur Antia: Ireland's boxing mastermind / Katie Taylor's endgame. (46:00) Joe Brolly gives Roddy Collins two thumbs up. (56:00) 'We're up to 9th now in Europe in terms of obesity.' (01:02:00) The GAA and a relationship with violence.
76 minutes | Oct 16, 2022
FAI leaks, Dylan Hartley's human side, rugby's radical need for change | Reddan & O'Brien
Joe Molloy is joined by former Irish rugby international Eoin Reddan and journalist Brendan O'Brien on this weekend's Sunday Paper Review. (03:40) Leaky FAI board making Stephen Kenny's life more difficult. (10:30) Dylan Hartley (34:00) Neil Francis has a radical plan to clean up rugby. (42:00) 'Up the 'Ra' outrage will follow Ireland's history-makers to Australia. (01:02:49.443) Pep Guardiola and the remarkable resurgence of Granit Xhaka.
76 minutes | Oct 9, 2022
Klopp's Liverpool crossroads, boxing in 'big trouble', tough EURO '24 draw | O'Donovan & Cunningham
Joe Molloy is joined by two-time All-Ireland winner Sarah O'Donovan and Chief Sports Writer of the Irish Daily Star Kieran Cunningham on the Sunday Paper Review. (7:00) 'I can see positives in Ireland's EURO 2024 draw.' (13:00) Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool and the seven-year itch. (26:00) A proposed solution to the GAA's issue with match officials. (35:00) 'It has been a terrible year for boxing - the sport's in big trouble.' (51:00) New York to Galway: the remarkable journey of Damien Browne.
79 minutes | Oct 2, 2022
SPR | Paul O'Donovan out-rows fame, remembering Brian Mullins, why fans care more than players | Gary O'Toole & Michael Verney
Joe Molloy is joined by Irish Olympic swimmer Gary O'Toole and journalist Michael Verney for this weekend's edition of the Sunday Paper Review. (03:30) Remembering the late, great Brian Mullins. (16:30) Paul O'Donovan and the expectations of fame. (30:00) 'Footballers don't take football as seriously as fans - it's messed up.' (39:00) Paul Kimmage tells the remarkable story of Jimmy Dunne. (49:30) Concussion: Player welfare in the NFL and rugby. (01:02:00) GAA journalism and the hunt for stories in club season.
77 minutes | Sep 25, 2022
SPR | Boring TV analysis, Brolly meets Gough, Lawro's BBC exit claims & Kenny's Ireland woe
Joe Molloy was joined in studio by Vincent Hogan and Gerry Thornley for this weekend's edition of the Sunday Paper Review. (00:03:22) Is Stephen Kenny getting enough out of this Ireland team? (00:17:25) Lawrenson on his BBC exit: 'I was axed for being 65 and a white male.' (00:23:20) Has the standard of TV sports analysis suffered an 'inexorable decline'? (00:32:40) Joe Brolly & David Gough: Eavesdropping on an intimate conversation; The human cost of a World Cup in Qatar. (00:49:20) The alleged plot to extort money from Paul Pogba. (00:56:10) Alleged racism against indigenous players in the AFL. (01:04:00) Munster's Ben Healy & Graham Rowntree grant increasingly rare one-on-one interviews. (01:10:35) Can Lionel Messi finally win the World Cup?
80 minutes | Sep 18, 2022
SUNDAY PAPER REVIEW | Beckham's media masterstroke | Doping's losing battle with fans | Is Rooney the real deal?
Joe Molloy was joined in studio by Dion Fanning and Bernard Jackman for this weekend's edition of the Sunday Paper Review. (00:00:38) A run through Sunday's back pages. (00:03:21) Wayne Rooney and his journey in football management. (00:24:41) Queen Elizabeth's passing and 'gesture politics' in sport. (00:35:00) David Beckham: A master at work. (00:43:38) Club rugby begins anew, farcical challenge posed by Emerging Ireland tour. (00:56:27) Why do all sports not face the same scrutiny when it comes to doping?
79 minutes | Sep 11, 2022
SUNDAY PAPER REVIEW | Patrick Reed bares his soul... and namechecks McIlroy | Why Chelsea wanted new wave Graham Potter | URC comes under fire
Joe Molloy was joined by 2010 All-Ireland winner Clíodhna O'Connor and journalist Conor McKeon on this weekend's edition of the Sunday Paper Review. The curious case of professional golf's 'black hat' Patrick Reed sparked the first talking-point on today's papers after the 2018 Masters winner conducted his first major interview since joining the Saudi-backed LIV tour. As the United Rugby Championship announced a sponsorship deal with state-owned Qatar Airways, the guys examined what has been a fairly negative reaction to the news among a selection of today's rugby writers. Has sport and its superstars become too homogenized? We explored the recent proliferation of behind-the-scenes sports documentaries and the service they provide.
73 minutes | Sep 4, 2022
SUNDAY PAPER REVIEW | GAA's 'cultural issue' with referee abuse | How to cover doping in journalism? | Rooney's revelations on United/Arsenal | Has VAR stolen football's joy?
John Duggan was joined by the former Dublin footballer Mick O'Keeffe and journalist Brendan O'Brien on this weekend's edition of the Sunday Paper Review. Does the GAA have a 'cultural issue' with the abuse of referees? John, Mick and Brendan explored the most recent instances of match officials being targeted and considered what must happen to eradicate this kind of behaviour. Following an article written in the Sunday Independent by Paul Kimmage about the coverage of certain sports with relation to doping, the lads considered how often and how deeply the issue and theme of doping should arise. Furthermore, the lads lamented the lack of coverage given over to the Republic of Ireland Women's National Team after their midweek defeat of Finland, enjoyed what Wayne Rooney had to say of his Manchester United vs Arsenal memories, and a whole lot more.
54 minutes | Aug 28, 2022
SUNDAY PAPER REVIEW | Brolly & O'Rourke envision new Gaelic Football | GAA's managerial merry-go-round in full swing | Golf at a crossroads
Will O'Callaghan was joined by Colm Keys of the Irish Independent and Gavin Cooney of The 42 on this week's edition of the Sunday Paper Review. Joe Brolly and Colm O'Rourke brought us their vision of Gaelic Football as they feel it should be - and there was plenty for our two guests to talk about. There's also plenty to talk about in the world of professional golf, and we take a look at the significant number of GAA pundits taking a dip back into inter-county management.
62 minutes | Aug 21, 2022
SUNDAY PAPER REVIEW | Mageean wins silver | GAA & the split season | Cliona Foley & Kieran Cunningham
Joe Molloy is joined by Cliona Foley & Kieran Cunningham for this week’s edition of The Sunday Paper Review, as we go through all the biggest stories from this morning’s back pages and beyond.
68 minutes | Aug 14, 2022
SUNDAY PAPER REVIEW | Brentford batter Man United | Keane & Sheringham spat | GAA split season | Kieran Shannon & Timmy McCarthy
Joe Molloy is joined by basketball commentator Timmy McCarthy & the Irish Examiner’s Kieran Shannon for this week’s edition of The Sunday Paper Review.
72 minutes | Jul 31, 2022
SUNDAY PAPER REVIEW | The problem with promoting Gaelic games | How real is the AFLW threat? | Liverpool draw first blood
Stephen Doyle was joined by journalists Gavin Cooney and Kieran Cunningham for the latest edition of the Sunday Paper Review on Off The Ball.
74 minutes | Jul 10, 2022
SUNDAY PAPER REVIEW | Michael Lyster & Gavin Cummiskey on Pat Spillane, JP McManus & much more
Joe Molloy was joined by broadcaster Michael Lyster and journalist Gavin Cummiskey on this week's edition of the Sunday Paper Review. Among other major talking points, the lads discussed Pat Spillane's impending exit from The Sunday Game and Michael's memories of working with the Kerry legend.
84 minutes | Jul 3, 2022
SUNDAY PAPER REVIEW | Ireland’s loss to New Zealand | All-Ireland semi-finals | Timmy McCarthy & Ryle Nugent
Joe Molloy is joined by Timmy McCarthy & Ryle Nugent for this week’s edition of The Sunday Paper Review.
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