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The Score NI
59 minutes | Oct 15, 2021
The Score - Tweet All About It
Journalist Keith Bailie joins Michael to reflect on a difficult week for Ian Baraclough's Northern Ireland following successive defeats in Geneva and Sofia, Crusaders Strikers manager Jonny Tuffey talks about his hopes of Irish Cup glory on Friday night and we are joined by Cliftonville striker Paul O'Neill, who opens up about his time out injured, building back up to full fitness and the visit of Larne on Saturday.
60 minutes | Oct 8, 2021
The Score - Big Games, Big Names
Stuart Dallas and Ian Baraclough help us look ahead to the crucial World Cup qualifiers versus Switzerland and Bulgaria, Jim Ervin opens up about his move to Carrick Rangers and bright start under Stuart King and Eoin Bradley discusses goal form, Glenavon game and wedding preparations with Michael on this week's show.
61 minutes | Oct 1, 2021
The Score - A Week For Firsts
Each of this week's guests achieved a 'first' in the past 7 days. Michael is joined by Linfield midfielder Chris Shields, Ballymena United defender Chris Rodgers and Dungannon Swifts manager Dean Shiels to get their insight on some of the big talking points involving their clubs.
59 minutes | Sep 24, 2021
The Score - Fab 4
Michael is joined by Northern Ireland senior women's international Lauren Wade and Louise McDaniel to reflect on their two opening World Cup qualifying campaign wins. The pair will be rivals midweek as their club sides Glentoran and Cliftonville meet for a potential title decider. Also on the show are Coleraine defender Aaron Traynor and Crusaders forward Adam Lecky as we take an in-depth look at all things Irish League.
62 minutes | Sep 17, 2021
The Score - From World Cup to League Cup
Northern Ireland Women's manager Kenny Shiels speaks ahead of their World Cup qualifying opener tonight versus Luxembourg and Michael discusses Irish League matters with Larne boss Tiernan Lynch, Portadown's Matthew Tipton and Ross Redman of Ballymena United.
61 minutes | Sep 10, 2021
The Score - Win, Lose or Draw
Our guests on The Score this week have had contrasting fortunes in their most recent outings but all have high hopes for the weeks and months ahead. We hear from Glenavon captain James Singleton, Warrenpoint Town winger Luke Wade-Slater and reflect on the Switzerland game with Northern Ireland fan and Spirit of 2016 podcast host Andy Bell.
63 minutes | Sep 3, 2021
The Score - Winning Feeling
Our guests have all got that winning feeling today, having celebrated recent victories. Sports journalist Keith Bailie helps us review Northern Ireland's 4-1 success in Lithuania, Carrick Rangers manager Stuart King reflects on 3 points picked up on Tuesday whilst childhood friends Jamie Harney and Robbie McDaid put their 100% records on the line this weekend when their sides meet at Solitude.
68 minutes | Aug 27, 2021
The Score - New Season Buzz
We're back for a new season! Michael Clarke and Mark McIntosh look ahead to Northern Ireland's upcoming World Cup qualifiers, we hear from NI boss Ian Baraclough and assess how each Irish Premiership has strengthened over the summer as we get ready for the league kicking off tonight. Plus we chat to the man behind the league's official Fantasy Football game, Nathan McConnell, to find out which players you are picking for week one.
60 minutes | Jun 4, 2021
The Score - European Play-Off Final Preview
In our final episode of the season, we preview the European Play-Off final with the help of Larne's Tomas Cosgrove and Cliftonvillle's Daire O'Connor, plus Colin Hopkins joins Michael to discuss the decision to keep the Super Cup final in Belfast.
65 minutes | May 28, 2021
The Score with the Top 3
Glentoran boss Mick McDermott, Linfield assistant manager Ross Oliver and Coleraine First Team Coach Paul Owens talk to Michael about their respective seasons and Colin Hopkins gives his predictions for the final round of league fixtures.
64 minutes | May 21, 2021
The Score - Final Fiasco
Michael Clarke and Mark McIntosh attempt to make sense of a controversial couple of days in Irish League football with uncertainty surrounding the Irish Cup final. We hear from Larne manager Tiernan Lynch, Linfield captain Jamie Mulgrew plus we learn about Portadown's link-up with Premier League side Burnley. Ports boss Matthew Tipton and Burnley COO Matt Williams are also on the show.
63 minutes | May 14, 2021
The Score with Matthew Snoddy and Tiernan Lynch
Glenavon midfielder Matthew Snoddy talks to Michael about his hopes to nail down a play-off place, feeling at home at Mourneview and aspirations moving forward. Larne boss Tiernan Lynch also has his eyes on Europe; we get his views on reaching the Irish Cup semi-final and their league clash with Linfield this weekend plus Colin Hopkins joins us to discuss the return of spectators which finally is back on the cards.
62 minutes | May 7, 2021
The Score - Cup Underdogs
We're gearing up for Irish Cup action on The Score with Bangor boss Lee Feeney and Loughgall manager Dean Smith ahead of their respective matches against Carrick Rangers and Warrenpoint Town. Plus Colin Hopkins returns to preview the rest of the ties.
58 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
The Score with Ciaran McGurgan and Declan Caddell
Annagh United boss Ciaran McGurgan reflects on their return to competitive action in the Irish Cup at Windsor Park and discusses how his side have coped in a challenging year. We also chat to Crusaders midfielder Declan Caddell about his side's win over Coleraine, Larne on Saturday and Paul Heatley being given his testimonial season, plus Colin Hopkins returns with his Danske Bank Premiership predictions for the weekend.
61 minutes | Apr 23, 2021
The Score with Keith Bailie and Matthew Tipton
From the failed European Super League to the ever-improving Irish League, we've got you covered as special guests Keith Bailie and Matthew Tipton join Michael on this week's show, plus Colin Hopkins is back once again with his Danske Bank Premiership predictions.
51 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
The Score with Simone and Ruaridhrí
Michael is joined by Northern Ireland striker Simone Magill to reflect on their incredible qualification for Euro 2022 after back-to-back wins over Ukraine, Glentoran goal scorer Ruaridhrí Donnelly discusses his long range header that has gone viral and his team's double-header with Coleraine plus Colin Hopkins gives us his Irish Premiership predictions.
65 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
The Score with Rory Hale and Sean Ward
This week our guests are from two teams battling to finish as high as possible, with an eye on Europe and aspirations of finishing the campaign in the top half of the split. We hear from Cliftonville's Rory Hale, Glenavon's Sean Ward and get predictions for this weekend's action from Colin Hopkins, including his thoughts on Northern Ireland women's Euro 2022 play-off double-header against Ukraine.
59 minutes | Apr 2, 2021
The Score with Niall Quinn & Josh Kelly
This week Michael talks to Linfield's Niall Quinn about his recent contract extension, his versatility having moved into midfield in recent times and the title race which continues to excite. We also hear from Ballymena United's Josh Kelly who clears up confusion over his goal at Dungannon, reflects on their ongoing unbeaten run and looks ahead to the big game tonight against Crusaders. Plus Colin Hopkins offers up his Irish Premiership predictions and shares his thoughts after Northern Ireland drew a blank against Bulgaria.
70 minutes | Mar 26, 2021
The Score - No Parma Hammering
Michael Clarke is joined by Keith Bailie to discuss the pros and cons of Northern Ireland's performance in Parma and assess their chances ahead of Wednesday's meeting with Bulgaria at Windsor Park. The pair also discuss developments with grassroots football and the Irish Cup. Plus Colin Hopkins returns with his take on all of this weekend's Danske Bank Premiership action.
60 minutes | Mar 12, 2021
The Score with Albert Watson and Conor McCloskey
Larne defender Albert Watson and February Player of the Month Conor McCloskey of Glenavon join Michael on this week's show, plus Colin Hopkins gives us his weekly Irish Premiership score predictions.
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