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Updated December 2019
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Emotional times here at LOI Weekly HQ as it’s the concluding episode of season three, with an appropriately high-profile guest to close out our 40th episode of 2019. Dundalk head coach Vinny Perth joins us in studio for an in-depth chat about a trophy filled season, European lessons and disappointments & a cheeky hint about upcoming development ...…
 
After ending Shamrock Rovers 32 year wait in the FAI Cup, we were joined by their manager Stephen Bradley & the clubs sporting director Stephen McPhail in studio to give their accounts on how it all unfolded. As well as discussing the game, tactics & regrouping after Dundalk’s last second equalizer, ‘Bradser’ discussed how he once hated footbal ...…
 
It's FAI Cup final fever in the House of Eir as Dan and Johnny discuss at length their predictions and aspirations for Sunday's decider. Dan hears from Dundalk's Dan Cleary and Shamrock Rovers' Sean Kavanagh before we throw open the Whatsapp lines to a collection of regular guests from across the season who send in their predictions for the big ...…
 
It’s the PFAI awards special with Stephen McGuinness in studio to reveal the identity of the Premier Division team of the year and the player of the year shortlists. Nominees Sean Gannon and Dano Mandroiu are in studio and we also hear from St Pat’s boss Stephen O’DonnellBy LOIWeekly
 
It's a Shels Special this week! Well kind of! We hear all about "Life after football!". Does it exist? who's fault is it anyway if it does? We give free reign to Johnny this week as he decides if Shane Dawson is a worthy successor to the Swiss Skyped Six Day absentee Dan McDonnell, who's in hiding from a Swiss chambermaid over a fifteen minute ...…
 
With the title race wrapped up and the relegation battle devoid of drama, we covered a few bases this week. Ireland U19 boss Tom Mohan joins us to discuss an interesting squad selection, but finds that Georgia bound Johnny really only has Galway on his mind. Dan reminisces with St Patrick's Athletic board member Alan Mathews about his days on t ...…
 
1985 Ahoy! Bus pass carrying Pat Devlin cranks the podcast DeLorean up to 88mph and revisits the roots of all evil in the upside down world of Opel sponsored candlelit stadia. The big number 5 from Donaghmede, Lee Desmond, lights his own candle for the under performing Saints and the 'signing on' generation of pre Brexit, post Delaney semi pros ...…
 
Dundalk are Premier Division champions once again & we hear from their Head Coach John Gill on his journey & on the pressures of success at Dundalk. Paul Corry joins Johnny in studio as does Dan via Skype to discuss Dundalk’s dominance, their treble chase & Johnny’s famous declaration. Sligo Rovers Canadian winger Kris Twardek also joined the s ...…
 
Luke Byrne joins us, not quite fresh from promotion celebrations but happy to reflect on a morale boosting year at Shelbourne. We also hear from his manager Ian Morris and check in on two other bosses experiencing a different range of emotions right now - Limerick’s Tommy Barrett and Waterford’s Alan Reynolds. Cup draws, cup wins and the now cu ...…
 
After a massive week in Irish football & a week full of famous debuts, Eir Sport reporter & lifelong Shels fan Shane Dawson makes his debut on Episode 31. Shane joined Johnny in studio as Dan dials in from his so called ‘holiday’ to discuss the buzz around the U21’s, the FAI Cup semi final draw & Dundalk’s pursuit of the elusive treble. We also ...…
 
Former UCD boss Collie O’Neill & St Pat’s Director of Football Ger O’Brien joined the lads in studio to discuss the recent upheaval that has affected both of them. Collie expands on the reasons behind his departure from UCD and discussed where the club stands going forward. Ger outlines his position at St Pat’s after Harry Kenny’s abrupt exit a ...…
 
Paul Doolin is our studio guest, discussing his career and future in light of four managers losing their jobs in the space of just over one week in the League of Ireland. He talks about being snubbed for jobs, his belief that the game is populated by spoofers and also reflects on his time as Irish u19 boss - including his reasons for excluding ...…
 
We go FAI Cup crazy this week, with Drogheda United goalkeeper/goalkeeping coach Paul Skinner coming in to talk about his strange days at Celtic and the art of goalkeeping coaching, ahead of their trip to Tallaght on Friday. Also on Friday Cork City make the trip to Eamonn Deacy Park to face Galway United, whose manager Alan Murphy attempts to ...…
 
Johnny is on tour again but we have another Johnny on tap as Johnny McDonnell joins us along with LOI legend and Shamrock Rovers U19 boss Stephen Rice to reflect on Dundalk’s European exit and discuss what our top teams need to do to reach the next level.By LOIWeekly
 
Johnny and Dan are back on home soil this week, but we go to Bratislava to get the view on the ground from Dundalk’s man in Slovakia Donal Greene ahead of another big European night. Shane Supple dials in to discuss where the league stands in Europe and to look ahead to Friday night’s Dublin derby at Dalymount. Keith Cowan speaks to us about th ...…
 
This week's pod comes to you 5000km from home as Dan and Johnny are in Baku ahead of Dundalk's big Champions League tie with Qarabag tomorrow. The lads talk local customs, travelling & Ringsend matters with Sean Gannon and Daniel Kelly. Local journalist Oqtay Atayev gives us the Azerbaijani perspective on the game and two of Dundalk's local pre ...…
 
Episode 24 is here and as Johnny takes his monthly holiday, Dan is joined in studio by former Galway manager Shane Keegan and has his say on the Baku or Ballybrit debate. LOI stalwart John Sullivan was also in studio with St.Josephs Boys & Bray Wanderers Academy Director Will Clarke to discuss the U19’s success in Armenia, the skills of Tom Moh ...…
 
The second week of Europe is here and as usual that means Dan is somewhere else on the continent, this week its Latvia and from their capital Riga, Dan gives his thoughts as well chatting to Robbie Benson (in a busy Dublin Airport) about what lies ahead for Dundalk on Wednesday. With Dan away Aidan Fitzmaurice is back in the hot seat with Johnn ...…
 
European week has arrived and Mark Rossiter joins the lads to run through the games and take us on an entertaining journey back through the highs and lows of his own career - from the compassion of Mick McCarthy at Sunderland to the unique approach of Stephen Kenny at Dundalk and the business life he was developing on the side. Latvian journali ...…
 
It's our 100th episode and we mark the occasion with the presence of two former Irish internationals, Kevin Kilbane and Irish 21s assistant Keith Andrews. The lads talk coaching standards, League of Ireland standards, Stephen Kenny, Sam Allardyce, Gary or Phil and Liam or Noel. We've also two tickets to give away -- it is, after all, our 100th ...…
 
Andy Boyle is in studio after his return to Dundalk to discuss the challenge of trying to prove yourself in a different football environment. He talks us through the highs and lows of life in England and Scotland and explains his reasons for coming back to a club that has changed quite a bit since his departure. Talk of a cross-border league ha ...…
 
We're quick off the block this week in reaction to the Champions League and Europa League draws, with Paul Corry – who curiously never played European football – coming in to chat about the draws and reaction to the Bohs-Rovers game over the weekend. As well as discussing that man Mandroiu, Corry discusses how life is going post-footballl but t ...…
 
We were joined by two advertisements for the UCD production line on this week's pod. Shelbourne's Ciaran Kilduff discusses his move home from the US and reflects on his career in the league while offering some insights into life under Stephen Kenny and the European doors it opened. Current UCD winger Neil Farrugia should be with Kenny in Toulon ...…
 
LOI WEEKLY S03 EP17 with Oscar BrennanIt's a quiet time in the League of Ireland Premier Division, with games cancelled due to Toulon, but Oscar Brennan comes in to discuss the First Division with his new club Shelbourne now top after beating Longford on Friday. Oscar has some strong views on coaching standards in Ireland at all levels, while h ...…
 
It's a union of central defenders this week as Dundalk's multiple league winner Brian Gartland comes into the studio, joined on Skype by Bermuda captain and Sligo Rovers fans' favourite Dante Leverock, who is slowly recovering from a painful trip to Dalymount Park last Friday. Dante tells us about life in Sligo, his plans to help Bermuda create ...…
 
With Dan away on International duty, Johnny was in studio to mind the house. Dan did dial in from the Ireland camp in Portugal as the league season enters the halfway stage. Bray Wanderers boss Gary Cronin, fresh from the win over Galway, comes into studio while the man with 'BOSS' on his t-shirt, Jack Byrne, lives up to the moniker. In a packe ...…
 
We went a different direction by going Stateside this week with ex LOI all-rounder Kieran Foley, who has made his way in the business world and was central to the growth of the Caribbean Cricket League, outlining his vision for football in Ireland. He is part of Niall Quinn’s group that is plotting a new vision. We also review and preview the l ...…
 
Longford assistant Daire Doyle joined the lads in studio to talk about his football career, a journey which took him from talented team-mates in Tallaght and Coventry to the pint and payment culture of the English non-league and then back home to build towards his new life as a coach working with Neale Fenn. Neal Horgan also dials in to discuss ...…
 
Following the news this morning of John Caulfield's departure from Cork City, Dan & Johnny give their quick reaction on the end of his incredibly successful reign with Cork & what lies ahead for the club.By LOIWeekly
 
Yes we are a day early, but Punchestown Is calling. After another eventful 72 hours Dan & Johnny delve into two more busy rounds of the L.O.I, although Johnny isn’t that busy in truth. Luke Byrne was in studio to discuss why two old employers in Rovers & Bohs are sitting pretty at the top of the Premier Division, even though Dundalk have made a ...…
 
Brendan Clarke and Robbie Benson drop into studio to join the lads and digest the lessons of the Dublin Derby spectacle for the league as a whole - with Johnny's unlikely bromance with David McWilliams adding some audio to the discussion. We also get the lowdown from the lads on ongoing matters at St Patrick's Athletic and Dundalk as Johnny adm ...…
 
It has been a momentous few days for Irish football and Dan takes a quick break from the madness to recap on what has been going on with the FAI and what is likely to happen in the near future as the game begins to ready itself for a life post-John Delaney. Our star guests are Dundalk goalkeeper Gary Rogers and ex-goalkeeper Shane Supple, both ...…
 
Dan comes in – fresh or otherwise – from Wednesday's Oireachteas committee proceedings and gives his take on a potentially seminal day for football without a ball being kicked. We hear from Ger O'Brien after St Patrick's humbled champions Dundalk but our two studio guests are Owen Heary and Gary O'Neill. Heary reflects on a frustrating end of h ...…
 
We could have spent all day talking to Ireland coaches Tom Mohan and Jim Crawford – but unfortunately Dan had to jet off to attend an Oireachtas Committee – as you do. Mohan, Ireland under-19s supremo, discusses his managerial career so far, and recalls his playing days & memories of Derry City playing Finn Harps ahead of the northwest derby th ...…
 
We couldn't find an Executive Vice President this week but we do have St Patrick's Athletic manager Harry Kenny, who explains how he made some new friends in his search for a dressing room en route to the studio. Harry talks about the Saints' sluggish goalscoring start to the season, and the all consuming reality of life as a full-time manager. ...…
 
Johnny McDonnell and Greg Bolger joined the lads in studio to talk about talented midfield players after Jack Byrne's call into the Ireland squad. Greg tells us about the physical changes that have contributed to an upturn in his performances with top of the table Shamrock Rovers - but says that nobody in Tallaght is getting ahead of themselves ...…
 
No Ward no problem. Dan holds court in studio as Johnny is away on Cheltenham duty, but don't worry he still gives his thoughts on LOI proceedings & on Countdowns highest rated show ever. Six time league winner Stevie O'Donnell joined us in studio to discuss his new career off the pitch with his new club Dundalk, while PFAI Player Executive Oll ...…
 
Alan Reynolds and Johnny Dunleavy both make long trips to our Dublin studio for episode four, with "Rennie" discussing recent tensions with Cork City and his theory on why he was brought in to work with John Caulfield back in 2016. “JD” also reflects on his years at Turner's Cross but is revelling in his new role at Sligo Rovers. The lads also ...…
 
3 is the magic number, yes its an early pod, but only a few hours after losing a lead and the game away to champions Dundalk, making it three defeats from three games, UCD manager Collie O'Neill still comes into studio to chat to the lads about the season so far. Johnny catches up with Shane Supple after Bohs win another Dublin derby, while the ...…
 
Belvedere boys Sean Kavanagh and Jake Hyland are reunited for this week's pod to reflect on their childhood penalty shootout heartache and the grown-up reality of football in England and Ireland. Sean discusses the loneliness of his final days at Fulham and the lift he received from coming back to Shamrock Rovers. Drogheda skipper Jake opens up ...…
 
Third season syndrome is upon us & LOI Weekly is going strong....somewhat so at least. Dan & Johnny return with a strong opening act as the new Shels boss Ian Morris & Bray's new recruit Paul Keegan join the lads in studio, while we also hear from Dundalk's Sean Hoare about life without Stephen Kenny & Derry City's new manager Declan Devine abo ...…
 
It's the final show of the season and two of LOI Weekly's most consistent performers, Shane Supple and Ger O'Brien, joined the lads in studios to reflect on the year that was and outline their hopes for the year ahead. Are Dundalk streets ahead of the pack? Will the FAI repeat the same fixture mistakes? Why can't everybody just get along? Ger t ...…
 
Ger Lyttle, whose time at Sligo Rovers came to an end recently, calls to the studio to discuss his time in the League of Ireland and his future plans – including a job in the league that appeals to him. He also discusses the FAI Cup final with Dan and Johnny as the three guys agree on who will win the 2018 decider. Dane Massey speaks about the ...…
 
It’s awards season on LOI Weekly with Stephen McGuinness from the PFAI in to reveal the candidates for player of the year, young player of the year and the team of the year - as voted by the players themselves. Waterford’s Bastian Hery discusses Irish weather and why the League of Ireland climate is not attractive to some outsiders. And Bohs fl ...…
 
'O amor está no ar’, which is Portuguese for ‘Johnny ain’t here’. He’s a long gone Johnny and he’s left Dan with the extremely capable if somewhat Aviva weary Aidan Fitzmaurice from The Herald. No goals in two games at Lansdowne but we have Dundalk assistant manager and serial head nodder Vinny Perth to agree again with Stephen Kenny and why sh ...…
 
From the bowels of eir Towers comes episode thirty five-five-ive. Shane Keegan, once of Galway United but now a scribe of the gin swilling, trenchcoat wearing fourth estate, lists all the players he tried to sign and mostly failed to. Kevin Doherty from Drogheda takes the M1 south to the Dublin 8 postcode and 'delivers' his verdict on an All Ir ...…
 
The gloves are off today when Shamrock Rovers defender and Andros Townsend stand-in Roberto Lopes talks tackles, derbies, past misdemeanours and Cape Verde. The gloves go back on when Johnny gets sent to Coventry and talks about the International setup with all round Portsmouth nice guy Ronan Curtis. We keep it brief this week, and with just ov ...…
 
Leaves get browner, evenings get shorter and teenage boys start to glaze over, because every autumn we do an outside broadcast and EA Sports launch the annual upgrade of their FIFA game. Wounded gunslinger, Johnny Ward, gets the miranda rights from twitter over last night’s Hobangate on the wireless while Sheriff Dan does verbal high fives with ...…
 
Dan’s back from the east and there’s a storm a brewing. Considering a second career as a tennis umpire after his 17th rehabilitation and nearly as many podcast appearances, compulsive score checker Stephen O’Donnell becomes the first player to endorse a marriage preparation type course on the pod whilst screaming for new balls please in Derry. ...…
 
They say that Journalism is a craft that takes years to learn. It's like golf. You never get it right all the time. It's a game of fewer errors, better facts, and better reporting. Well, that said we have two Johnny Caddys in eir Towers today. Johnny McDonnell picks the clubs and Johnny Ward yells ‘fore’ for 9 handicapper and grade 2 jockey Eog ...…
 
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