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Pulling The Cork

Brendan Ahern and Danny Gillis

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Brendan Ahern and Danny Gillis give the listeners their take on the world through the New England lens. Each week Brendan and Danny cover a new subject including Frauds, Conspiracy theories and Annoying People! All the while the boys give the Boston slant on each and every subject. The show is real....uncensored and here to stay! Join in and become a Corker!!
 
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In 1934 South Australian policeman Bill McKinnon is sent to investigate a murder and make arrests in the so-called "dead heart" of the country. After some of his Aboriginal prisoners escape, he tracks one of the unarmed men to a sacred rock formation called Uluru, traps him in a cave, and shoots and kills him. My guest is University of Sydney histo…
 
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Carlow senior football manager, Niall Carew, saw almost every match in the county's senior football championship and went to as many junior and intermediate games as time would allow him. From this, he has assembled a squad of nearly 50 players. He is optimistic about what 2023 will bring . He says he and the players have learned from 2022 and will…
 
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Linda has given part of her life to the development of camogie in Leinster, Ireland but particularly in her native Carlow. When Carlow and Myshall won their respective junior premier and intermediate all-Ireland titles at Croke Park in 2016 and 2017, she may not have been on the pitch but her work in promoting and developing the game in Carlow had …
 
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