Off the Bench - a podcast about women in sport but not exclusively for them. Brought to you by OTB Sports.
Cliona Foley speaks to Irish Olympic rower Frances Cryan about her success at Moscow 1980.Frances competed in Russia, where she just missed a place in the single sculls final by 1600th of a second.She was only 20 at the time and actually trained with Steve Redgrave and the Americans in subsequent years yet, despite going to Dublin to get her Olympi…
On Off The Bench this week, Connacht Rugby president Ann Heneghan joins Cliona Foley to discuss her role and her hopes for the province.Heneghan is the first female president of a provincial rugby body, making history in the sport, and Cliona looks into all manner of the sport - it is well worth your time.Download the brand new OTB Sports App in th…
We are joined this week by rugby player Sorcha MacLaimhin, who tells us why her support group 'Mama Loves Sport' is so badly needed by sporty mums.Sorcha discusses why 'snapping back' - the desire to get back to a pre-pregnancy body shape - is a misplaced pressure on new mothers, and the information vacuum that sporty mums face going back to sport.…
Cliona Foley is joined by Paula Doran of Athlone Town, one of two new teams in the Women's National League (WNL).Athlone Town is the oldest town in League of Ireland, now 133 years old but this is the first season they have had a women's team in the WNL.Paula pent five years playing soccer in America, and is only back in this season. She is one of …
Former Killester and Belfast Rockets basketball player Mimi Troy joins Cliona Foley this week on Off The Bench.Mimi went to America on scholarship, but opted not to take a sports one because her mother was diagnosed with cancer just before she left.When she returned in 2016, Mimi's mother took a very bad turn and was particularly bad before the 201…
Off The Bench speaks to WGPA chairperson Maria Kinsella on return to play, as she exclusively reveals 32% of polled players do not want to return to play because of health fears.Cliona Foley discusses a range of topics with Maria, among which:'Disappointing' engagement with the LGFAThe findings of polling of their membersHave women's associations m…
On Off The Bench this week, Cliona Foley speaks to Republic of Ireland star Denise O'Sullivan, on the line from North Carolina.Denise will be among the first Irish footballers to return to competition in late June, and is already back in restricted training with the North Carolina Courage.The Courage are the reigning two in-a-row American NWSL cham…
Children's author Emma Larkin joined Cliona Foley to chat about her book 'Izzy's Magical Camogie Adventure', which is inspired by her Cork grandmother who won three camogie All-Irelands in a row.
Off The Bench this week is joined by Meathwoman Ruth Nugent, a recent winner of Ireland's Class 2 Rallysprint series!Ruth is also an active mountain biker and BMX rider, despite suffering from Crohn's Disease, and joins Cliona Foley to discuss her career.
As Irish golf clubs re-open, Leona Maguire tells Off The Bench about lock-down in Cavan, her ultra-competitive family and how her professional life could change when the LPGA resumes.Subscribe to Off The Ball's YouTube channel for more videos, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for the latest sporting news and content.…
Irish rower Aifric Keogh (@aifricsk) joined Cliona Foley to discuss her career, her future and how she is coping in lockdown!Subscribe to Off The Ball's YouTube channel for more videos, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for the latest sporting news and content.
Cliona Foley is joined by Wexford camogie legend Kate Kelly, former GAA president Liam O'Neill and 2013 All-Star Chloe Morey of Clare on Off The Bench to discuss the new camogie rules
Paul Dollery, instigator of the 'She Can' book joins Cliona Foley and Sue Murphy to discuss concussion, over-hyping and under-analysing of women's sport and why we're selling it far too cheaply.
Cliona Foley meets Irish rugby stars Nicole Cronin, Anna Caplice and Hannah O'Connor ahead of the Autumn internationals.
Off The Bench host Cliona Foley is joined by Ireland national hockey team members Nicci Daly, Sarah Hawkshaw and Lena Tice as they prepare for their next big target: Getting to the 2020 Olympics.The trio talk dual talents, religion, Scrabble and karting ahead of huge Olympic hockey qualifier on November 2nd and 3rd.…
Tipperary's Aishling Moloney, Louth's Eimear Murray and Mayo's Sarah Rowe chat to Cliona Foley
It's a Ras na mBan special on this week's Off The Bench
Cliona Foley chats to Georgia Drummy on this week's Off The Bench podcast. She won her her first pro tennis title at the ITF Future Tour event in Portugal
Ireland's referee from the Women's World Cup final - Michelle O'Neill - joined Cliona Foley to talk about her experiences at the sport's showpiece event.You can also watch the full interview on on our YouTube channel here.
Off The Bench's Cliona Foley is joined by Irish elite boxing team members Grainne Walsh, Aoife O'Rourke and Michaela Walsh. They discussed their success at the European Games.
Cliona Foley, Marie Crowe and Sue Murphy discuss the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup as the group stage wraps up.The full podcast will also be available to watch on YouTube.
Cliona Foley is joined by ex-Ireland midfielder Ruth Fahey and current Ireland and Wexford striker Rianna Jarrett to preview the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup team by team
The latest Off the Bench episode is an exclusive interview with Tullamore native Susan Moran - the only Irish woman to ever play in the women's NBA.
Off The Bench host Cliona Foley chats to squash player Orla Doherty about her Masters mission, being bi-polar and playing Electric Picnic
Why one club wants a seat at Rugby's top table!When is an AIL Rugby team not 'senior? When they're female!Railway Union RFC Chairperson Shirley Corcoran explains the situation to Cliona Foley on Off The Bench.
Cliona Foley is joined on Off The Bench by Maria Crowe and Sinead Farrell to discuss the latest stories and issues in women's sport.Topics include record crowds in women's soccer match and the case of Tayla Harris.
Off The Bench host Cliona Foley is joined by Rowing Ireland CEO Michelle Carpenter and Basketball Ireland Elite Performance Committee member Suzanne Maguire to discuss the issue of women in coachingCliona also speaks to Chelsea Ladies senior head coach Emma HayesYou can find the interview with Emma Hayes at the 27:00 mark…
Cliona Foley is joined by three people involved in Roller Derby in Ireland on the latest Off The Bench podcast. You can follow the show on Twitter: @OffTheBenchOTB
Cliona Foley talks to Irish hockey star Ayeisha McFerren about her journey to the 2018 World Cup final and life away from the pitch.
Cliona Foley is joined by Rosemary Smith and Patricia Denning talk about their careers in motor racing
Cliona Foley, Sue Murphy and Sinead O'Carroll discuss the latest issues in women's sport at home and abroad
Sarah Rowe (Mayo), Aisling Moloney (Tipp) and Rebecca Delee (Limerick) join Cliona Foley at the 2018 Ploughing Championships to talk about the All Ireland final
Our special panel presented by Cliona Foley along with Nicci Daly, Shauna Keogh, Mary O’Connor and Marie Crowe #SupportHerSport
Cliona Foley is joined by Wexford footballer Bernie Breen, Grainne Conefrey of Orreco and Tracey Leonard, Galway footballer
Cliona Foley is joined by Sinead Farrell and Oisin Langan to discuss next steps for Irish hockey after the World Cup silver success and ask why no female Tour de France
Cliona Foley speaks to three of the Irish women's hockey team who are playing in the World Cup in London Nikki Daly (Loreto HC), Katie Mullan (UCD) and Roisin Upton (Cork
Author Ivan Morris tells Cliona Foley about groundbreakers, equality battles and a 125 year legacy in his new book: 'A History of Women's Golf in Ireland'
Cliona Foley chats to Irish basketball player Edel Thornton as Ireland prepare to host the FIBA Championship for smaller countries
Cliona Foley is joined by Sue Murphy and Stephen Doyle on this week's Off The Bench Podcast
Sanctuary Runners co-founder Graham Clifford tells Cliona Foley about the sports-based initiative that is bringing local people and those in direct provision together
Cliona Foley is joined by Mayo keeper Ashling Tarpey, Shelbourne footballer Seana Cooke and Cavan's Sinead Greene. It's with thanks to Lidl, proud sponsors of the LGFA
Marie Crowe and Sue Murphy joins Cliona Foley to discuss the latest issues in women's sports on Off The Bench
Susan Carty speaks to Cliona Foley about how she helped over 100 female players who played in Test matches between 1993 and 2006 to receive an international cap
As Man United apply to launch a senior women's Super League team, Cliona Foley speaks to the BBC's Tom Garry. Sinead Farrell and Emma Duffy also drop in for a discussion
The Littlewoods Ireland National Camogie Leagues Semi-Finals take place this Sunday. Cliona Foley chats to Ashling Thompson, Sarah Dervan, Sarah Carey & Shelley Farrell