OTB's Saturday Panel
OTB's Saturday Panel
Om OTB's Saturday Panel
Subscribe to The Saturday Panel on OTB Sports, where John Duggan and guests get stuck into the burning topics of the week. Live on Off The Ball from 1pm every Saturday, or subscribe to get the podcast!
Ex-Dublin footballer Pillar Caffrey, Donegal All-Ireland winner Eamon McGee & ex-Louth captain Paddy Keenan join John Duggan to preview the Leinster Football final between Dublin & Louth, and the Ulster decider between Derry & Armagh. With AIB GAA | #TheToughest
OTB’s John Duggan is joined by former Limerick hurling manager TJ Ryan, All Ireland winner with Kilkenny Aidan “Taggy” Fogarty and Irish Independent GAA writer Michael Verney to look at the latest action in the Munster and Leinster hurling championships including Limerick’s loss to Clare, and a vital clash in Croke Park between Wexford and Dublin. Hurling on Off The Ball with Bord Gáis Energy GAA - proud sponsors of the Senior Hurling Championship and the Legends Tour Series taking place in Croke Park.
Double All Ireland champion with Clare Jamesie O’Connor, 7 time winner with Kilkenny Brian Hogan and the Irish Independent’s Michael Verney join OTB’s John Duggan to look ahead to the Leinster and Munster hurling championships with Galway vs Wexford, Waterford v Limerick and Clare v Tipperary all down for decision this weekend. The panel discussed who can stop the Limerick juggernaut, what impact will the return of TJ Reid have on Kilkenny and if Davy Fitzgerald can bring Waterford a step further than in his first reign.
Double All Ireland winning manager with Galway John O’Mahony, former Dublin boss Paul “Pillar” Caffrey and former dual star with Westmeath Alan Mangan join OTB’s John Duggan to look ahead to the All Ireland Football Championship with the provincial competitions getting underway this weekend. The lads discuss how Mayo can build on their League win as they aim for the big one, what Stephen Cluxton’s return means for Dublin’s chances and which side are best placed to be the surprise package this season. Gaelic Football with AIB | #TheToughest
OTB's John Duggan is joined by Irish Independent GAA writer Colm Keys, All Ireland winner with Kilkenny Aidan "Taggy" Fogarty and former Louth manager Colin Kelly to dive into a monster weekend of National league action with semi final clashes in hurling and final day that's sure to be full of drama in the football. The lads will discuss who needs the league title the most in hurling, what has brought Louth to the brink of three successive promotions and which teams are best placed with the Championship just around the corner.
OTB’s John Duggan is joined by All Ireland winner with Cork Sarah O’Donovan and the Irish Independent’s Conor McKeon to discuss some of the biggest stories in the world of sport from during the week.The panel will cast their eyes over a champions league mauling for Liverpool, Manchester United downing Barcelona, the fiasco surrounding the Camogie All Stars trip and Ireland finally being comfortable with the favourites tag in rugby
Professional boxers Jason Quigley and Emmet Brennan join OTB's John Duggan and Kevin Byrne of the Irish Sun to look at the latest developments in Irish boxing. The lads discuss the decision to boycott the world championships, the struggles to survive as a pro and Jason's return to the ring at the National Stadium in April.
OTB's John Duggan was joined by Derry GAA legends Enda Gormley, Tony Scullion and Conleith Gilligan to look ahead to the All Ireland Senior Club Football Final between Glen and Kilmacud Crokes. The lads also looked at the recent rise in Ulster hurling and football and discussed possible discipline issues in the club game.
OTB's John Duggan was joined by the documentarian Ross Whitaker to discuss some of the best sports documentaries of 2022. Ross chatted about his own career, how to get the best out of your subjects, why A Year 'Til Sunday was a major inspiration and how he put together a special on Ireland's win over the All Blacks in just six weeks.
OTB's John Duggan was joined by sportswriter Malachy Clerkin of the Irish Times to discuss the best sports books of the year. The lads chat about what makes a good sports book, which sports lend themselves to the best storytelling and which ones you need to drop into the Christmas stocking in 2022. Some of the books discussed include: - The Rodfather: Inside the Beautiful (Ugly, Ridiculous, Hilarious) Game by Roddy Collins and Paul Howard - Two Brothers: The Life and Times of Bobby and Jackie Charlton by Jonathan Wilson - Limerick: A Biography in Nine Lives by Arthur O'Dea - The Gemma O'Connor Story: Why Not A Warrior? by Gemma O'Connor and Sinead Farrell - Ian McKinley: Second Sight: Rugby and Redemption by Ian McKinley and Gerry Thornley
OTB's John Duggan is joined by some legends of the Gaelic Games world as former All Ireland winner with St Brigids Shane Curran, Leinster title winner with Graigue-Ballycallan Eddie Brennan and Kilmacud Crokes man Johnny Magee look ahead to the provincial deciders down for decision this weekend. Will Kilmacud do a famous double, do you need to lose one to win one, are Tourlestrane going to be the first team from Sligo to win Connacht in almost 40 years? Club GAA coverage with thanks to AIB.
OTB's John Duggan was joined by current AFLW players Brid Stack and Aisling McCarthy along with player laision and coach Mike Currane to look at the final of the AFLW Season with three Irish women involved. Orla O'Dwyer's Brisbane Lions take on Melbourne Demons, the home of Sinead Goldrick and Blaithin Mackin. The panel discuss making the move Down Under, the differences between AFLW and the LGFA and what Irish sports can learn from the Aussies.
Former Republic of Ireland stars Mark Lawrenson and Mark Kinsella join John Duggan to look back on previous World Cup triumphs for Ireland and give their views ahead of tomorrow's kick off of this year's festival of football in Qatar. Brought to you with thanks to Carry Out, Ireland’s largest independent off licence.
Referee abuse, silent sidelines and pushy parents were all topics up for discussion on The Saturday Panel. John Duggan was joined by GAA referee Kevin O'Donnell, coach, founder of the 'Silent Sidelines' initiative Antonio Mantero and sports psychologist Keith Begley.
Cora Staunton, Mickey Quinn and Ciarán Byrne joined John Duggan on The Saturday Panel to discuss Geelong Cats' AFL Grand Final victory. They also discussed their own Aussie Rules journeys, homesickness, and how Gaelic football skills compare to the oval ball.
Making a provincial or international debut is unquestionably one of the biggest moments in any rugby players' career - we discussed the magic of making your bow on The Saturday Panel. We also took a look ahead to the URC campaign and analysed where each of the Irish provinces is at. John Duggan was joined by former Ireland internationals and provincial stars Mike McCarthy, Fiona Hayes, and Gavin Duffy. @VodafoneIreland | #TeamOfUs
We delved into the topic of pregnancy in sport on The Saturday Panel - talking the dos and don'ts during the nine months, and how having a child impacts performance and fitness for both elite athletes and all expectant mothers. John Duggan was joined by former Olympic walker and world gold medalist Olive Loughnane, Kerry senior footballer Louise Galvin, and pelvic health physiotherapist Helen Keeble.
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