Kelly Cates brings you all the reaction from the EFL Cup third round. Former Nottingham Forest midfielder, Andy Reid, and Conor McNamara were at Loftus Road where QPR knocked out Everton on penalties. There was more penalty drama at Craven Cottage where former Everton midfielder, Don Hutchison, and Ali-Bruce Ball watched Leeds beat Fulham to go through to the next round. And former England keeper, Siobhan Chamberlain, joined the pod to talk about the Lionesses 10-0 win in their World Cup qualifier against Luxembourg. TOPICS 0'13 - Reaction to QPR v Everton 2'48 - Rafa Benitez with Conor McNamara 4'27 - Jermaine Beckford joins the pod 5'29 - Don Hutchison on Leeds' penalty shootout 10'30 - Dan James with George Cummins 13'48 - QPR boss Mark Warburton with Conor McNamara 15'28 - Sheffield United v Southampton with Juliette Ferrington 18'05 - Watford v Stoke with Kelly Somers 19'25 - Lionesses 10-0 World Cup qualifier win 20'42 - England manager, Sarina Wiegman, on their win 21'48 - Siobhan Chamberlain on England's performance
Mark Chapman is joined by Nedum Onuoha, Pat Nevin and commentators Ian Dennis and Conor McNamara to reflect on entertaining opening Champions League wins for Manchester City and Liverpool. We hear from Jurgen Klopp on his side's epic 3-2 win over AC Milan at Anfield. And after nine goals at the Etihad, Pep Guardiola tells us how satisfying Man City's win over RB Leipzig was. And as Chris Hughton's time as Nottingham Forest boss looks like drawing to a close, 72+ podcast host Aaron Paul joins the team to look at what next for the Championship's bottom club.
It all changed in one minute for Scotland – two quickly-conceded first-half goals saw their World Cup hopes dealt a serious blow, as they lost 2-0 to Denmark in their qualifier. Connie McLaughlin is joined by Charlie Adam, Roddy Forsyth, Pat Nevin and Conor McNamara for reaction. Rob Page reflects on a goalless friendly with Finland for Wales. And ahead of England's World Cup qualifier with Hungary, BBC football correspondent John Murray joins the podcast. You can hear from Gareth Southgate on moving on from the disappointment of the Euro 2020 final defeat. Plus, Harry Maguire explains how he's feeling about playing with new Manchester United teammate Cristiano Ronaldo.
Conor McNamara, John Wagner and I chat about the fall of Afghanistan. We recorded this on the evening of August 16th, 2021 going off the information we had available at the time. Each of us spent time in Afghanistan between 2010-2012 in a variety of roles all across the country. Between the three of us we worked with units from the platoon to brigade size, helped train the Army and Police, interacted with countless locals, and managed interpreters. This is a challenging topic with a wide range of emotions hit on in this episode. From anger to sadness, frustration to confusion, there's a lot to unpack. I think each of us are still figuring out our exact thoughts and hopefully talking through some of them helped a bit. - Should the Afghan military had fought harder, could they have? - Is this the Afghan people choosing their future? - How were we so wrong in their fighting capabilities? - Was leaving the right move? Conor was a Ranger-qualified Infantry Officer who served as a platoon leader during a twelve month deployment to Zabul, Afghanistan with the 25th Infantry Division's 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment during 2011-2012. He is now an attorney who has volunteered with the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) for the past seven years, assisting former interpreters and Afghan support personnel with immigrating to the United States. John was a Ranger-qualified Artillery Officer who served as a platoon leader and a fire support officer during a twelve month deployment to Zhari District, Afghanistan with the 101st Airborne Division's 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment during the troop surge of 2010-2011. He also served as an artillery advisor to the Afghan National Army in the Kunar River valley for most of 2012. He now works in medical device manufacturing with a startup called GT Medical Technologies, whose mission is to improve the lives of patients with brain tumors.
Pulling in a few old friends today to talk about a topic that's been a major news item recently; getting former interpreters out of Afghanistan. John Wagner, Conor McNamara and I were roommates at West Point and each spent time in Afghanistan. Over the past 10 years, both John and Conor have worked to help get some of their former interpreters here to the US under the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program. We hit on a few topics -International Refugee Assistance Project -Special Immigrant Visa Program -Why there is a sense of urgency to getting these folks out -What you can do to help -Touching base and running into interpreters once they're here in the US International Refugee Assistance Project https://refugreerights.org No One Left Behind https://nooneleft.org/ Conor was a Ranger-qualified Infantry Officer who served as a platoon leader during a twelve month deployment to Zabul, Afghanistan with the 25th Infantry Division's 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment during 2011-2012. He is now an attorney who has volunteered with the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) for the past seven years, assisting former interpreters and Afghan support personnel with immigrating to the United States. John was a Ranger-qualified Artillery Officer who served as a platoon leader and a fire support officer during a twelve month deployment to Zhari District, Afghanistan with the 101st Airborne Division's 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment during the troop surge of 2010-2011. He also served as an artillery advisor to the Afghan National Army in the Kunar River valley for most of 2012. He now works in medical device manufacturing with a startup called GT Medical Technologies, whose mission is to improve the lives of patients with brain tumors.
Journalist and Communication Coach Glenn van Zutphen and award-winning author Neil Humphreys in conversation with Conor McNamara, Managing Director, ASEAN, AWS to talk about the increasingly fast-changing customer demand using new technologies in the cloud and how cloud adoption is able to take enterprises to the next stage of digital resiliency. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
David Mooney is joined by City fan Richard Burns and commentator Conor McNamara to reflect on City's 4-1 aggregate win over PSG in the Champions League semi-finals. We look ahead to the Premier League game with Chelsea - where City could win the title - and consider where the club has come from, given it's now 20 years since the club was last relegated. Sam Roscoe also looks at a pair of the strangest red cards City have ever received.
Steve Crossman is joined by Guillem Balague, a frustrated Julien Laurens and Rafa Honigstein to analyse two fascinating semi-final first-leg ties in the Champions League. They also discuss Julian Nagelsmann’s move to Bayern Munich and hear a rare interview in English with Atletico Madrid’s brilliant goalkeeper Jan Oblak. Alistair Bruce-Ball, Neil Lennon and Conor McNamara also join the pod to discuss Thursday’s Europa League semi-final first legs as Manchester United thrashed Roma 6-2 and Arsenal were beaten 2-1 by Villarreal. TOPICS 03.07 – Julien Laurens on his frustration with PSG and why they struggled against Man City 07.30 – Why L’Equipe ratings are traditionally so low – and whether Mbappe’s 3 out of 10 was fair 12.30 – Why Wednesday’s match in Paris was so important to Riyad Mahrez 15.00 – Why Zinedine Zidane has been photographed in a lilac outfit reading a book on thoughts 19.00 – Rafa Honigstein on why it's not happening for Timo Werner at Chelsea 22.47 – The team predict who will reach the Champions League final 23.00 – Honigstein discusses the excitement around the appointment of Julian Nagelsmann as the new Bayern Munich boss 30.00 – A feature interview with Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak 43.52 - Reaction to Manchester United’s 6-2 win over Roma with Alistair Bruce-Ball and Neil Lennon 48.22 - Reaction to Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat at Villarreal with Conor McNamara.
Darren Fletcher and Jermaine Jenas bring you the Friday Football Social reacting to Tottenham’s 2-2 draw at Everton that saw Harry Kane limp off injured, and looking ahead to the weekend’s FA Cup semi-finals. Michael Brown and Conor McNamara give their thoughts on the game at Goodison and what it means for Spurs’ upcoming Carabao Cup Final. We hear from Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti before discussing whether Thomas Tuchel really can stop Manchester City’s quest for the quadruple at Wembley on Saturday? Darren asks what impact defeat on Sunday could have on Southampton or Leicester’s season before posing the question, do Premier League Champions Liverpool need to sell one of their front three to reinvigorate the squad? TOPICS 01:19 - Harry Kane’s injury and match reaction 05:43 - Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti interviews 10:27 - Chelsea vs. Manchester City 24:02 - Leicester vs. Southampton 29:57 - Should Liverpool cash in on one of their forwards?
Manchester City are through to the semi-finals of the Champions League for the first time under Pep Guardiola but there’s no place in the last four for Liverpool. Mark Chapman is joined by Dion Dublin, Stephen Warnock, John Murray and Conor McNamara to react to both games, discuss the superb displays of Phil Foden and Jude Bellingham, and praise Luka Modric's incredible longevity. Away from the Champions League Dion and Stephen express their anger at another spineless UEFA response to racism in football as a Slavia Prague player is handed the minimum punishment having been found guilty of racially abusing Rangers’ Glen Kamara. TOPICS: 6m30 – Phil Foden chat 11m15 – Pep Guardiola audio 13m00 – Jude Bellingham chat 15m30 – Liverpool’s exit 19m15 – Luka Modric longevity 23m30 – Semi-final lookahead 27m20 - Ondrej Kudela’s 10-game ban for racism
Theo Delaney is joined by top commentator Conor McNamara whose rich Irish Brogue is familiar to sports fans across TV and radio channels on the BBC and beyond. He tells of growing up watching Limerick City before getting his big break and doing the commentary of the 1997 Cup Final on national radio while still at university. The conversation covers the life and craft of the commentator, the misunderstood merits of U2 and the gobsmacking brilliance of Lionel Messi who figures among the selected goalscoreres along with Zidan, Neymar, Sully Muntari and more.
Manchester United go level on points with Premier League leaders Liverpool after they beat Aston Villa 2-1 at home. Emma Saunders is joined by John Murray and Mark Lawrenson to go through the story of the game. We also hear from Conor McNamara and Stephen Warnock who round up Everton’s 1 nil defeat against West Ham at Goodison Park. And Jermaine Jenas joins the podcast to look ahead to some of the big games over the weekend - including, Tottenham v Leeds United and Chelsea v Manchester City. This pod includes interviews with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Dean Smith, David Moyes and Jose Mourinho.
Kelly Cates is joined by football correspondent John Murray and former England goalkeeper Rob Green as Manchester City heaped more misery on Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal thanks to a 4-1 win at the Emirates, in the quarter finals of the EFL Cup. Arteta and Pep Guardiola both come on the pod to give their thoughts on the result. Elsewhere, for the first time in the club’s history, Brentford have reached the semi-final of a major domestic cup competition, winning their first quarter-final tie at the fifth attempt after beating Newcastle 1 nil. Conor McNamara and Karen Carney give their views as the Magpies’ wait for a first piece of silverware since 1955 goes on - they hear from a disheartened Steve Bruce, but a jubilant, Thomas Frank.
This week, while the media is rehabilitating establishment Republicans, we take a walk through history to learn about the “good Republicans” or the Irish Republicans. We have author Conor McNamara, Author of Liam Mellows, Soldier of the Irish Republic, to talk about colonization, Irish fight for independence and the state of Ireland today! 00:59 - First invaders for Ireland 2:20 - The distinct Ethnic Groups Ireland 3:14 - The Great Famine of the 1840s4:00 - Why Ireland is a divided?5:34 - “The Irish Revolution” 7:00 - Ireland and World War I8:18 - Irish Volunteer Militia and the bloody crackdown 11:00 - Sein Fein 12:00 - What is an Irish Republican?16:00 - Easter Week Massacre 18:00 - Irish American support for Ireland20:00 - Woodrow Wilson’s Betrayal of Irish Independence 22:00 - The Irish War of Independence 24:00 - Divide between Irish Americans and Irish26:00 - Black and Tans and their ReprisalsPhoto of Cork after the Black and Tans Burned it to the Ground30:00 - The Song called Black and Tans 34:00 - Anglo-Irish Treaty 35:00 - The Irish Civil War between Moderates and the Republics40:00 - Execution of the more militant rebels. 42:00 - Liam Mellows funeral 44:00 - Partition of Ireland 46:00 - The Border has gotten stronger 49:00 - The legacy of silence 53:00 - English Nationalism, Brexit and Re-unification of Ireland 56:00 - Failures of Irish Republicans Get full access to Historic.ly at historicly.substack.com/subscribe
John Murray, Chris Sutton and Conor McNamara join Mark Chapman to discuss a dominant Manchester United performance against RB Leipzig in the Champions League. Plus, ahead of the Europa League action we hear from Jose Mourinho on whether Gareth Bale was unpopular in Spain, and Neil Lennon on "absolutely shocking" media criticism of the job he's doing at Celtic.
Kelly Cates brings reaction from a busy night of EFL Cup action, which was dominated by COVD-19. West Ham's David Moyes, Issa Diop and Josh Cullen tested positive for the virus as they arrived to play Hull City at the London Stadium. The game went ahead and West Ham won comfortably - we hear from assistant manager Alan Irvine who took charge of the team and get analysis from Andy Reid and John Southall who watched the match. Leyton Orient's tie with Tottenham was called off following a number of O's players testing positive for coronavirus after Saturday's draw with Mansfield. Their chairman Nigel Travis tells the podcast that if his club are punished as a result, it would be "an incentive not to test and that is bad for football and bad for health and safety." And we get the thoughts of Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after his side left it late to turn on the style in their win at Luton Town. Joining Kelly Cates on this podcast are Conor McNamara and Clinton Morrison who watched the action at Kenilworth Road. Plus Michael Brown makes it back from his cancelled tie to join the discussion.
Join UCD Business alumni and top athletes Johnny Sexton (Leinster & Irish Rugby), Cliona Crammond (All-American Soccer & UCD Soccer), and Brian Fenton and Cian O’Sullivan (Dublin Senior Football Team, GAA) as they discuss how leadership, teamwork and resilience skills are helping them to stay focussed through the pandemic. They’ll offer top tips on how you can keep your short- and long-term goals on track for life after lockdown. Interviewed by BBC’s Match of the Day sports commentator, Conor McNamara.
It’s been a big night in the Premier League at both ends of the table as the race for the top four and the battle at the bottom gets even tighter. Jeanette Kwakye is joined by former Aston Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie and former Everton midfielder Leon Osman as Villa miss the chance to earn a vital victory – drawing 1-1 with Everton. Former Chelsea and England midfielder Karen Carney and Conor McNamara are at Selhurst Park to analyse the VAR controversy in Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Crystal Palace. Derby defender Curtis Davies joins the pod from the King Power Stadium to assess Leicester’s 2-0 win over Sheffield United – which keeps them in the top four. And with Leeds United just one point away from being promoted back to the Premier League after 16 years away – Curtis tells us how his Derby side are preparing to face them on Sunday. We also hear from Dean Smith, Roy Hodgson, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Chris Wilder.
It is almost ten years to the day since one of the most dramatic matches in World Cup history unfolded on a raucous night in Johannesburg. BBC 5 Live commentator Conor McNamara joins us to look back at the iconic clash between Ghana and Uruguay on today’s episode of Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard!The hopes of a continent, and probably every neutral around the world, rested on a Ghanaian side that took on Uruguay and their fearsome attacking talent for a place in the semi-finals. Two goals either side of half time set up an extra-time period unlike any other, with Luis Suárez at his infamous worst – all set to the pulsating drone of 84,000 vuvuzelas.For more stories from the annals of football history, visit www.theblizzard.co.uk to explore their archives that contain over 700 articles of stories just like this one!***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this episode Lorcan Collins speaks with Dr Conor McNamara about the mutiny of Irish (and some English) soldiers in the British Army who were stationed in India. The mutiny began at teh end of June 1920 when the Black and Tans were rampaging around Ireland. When word got to India about what what happening in Ireland the soldiers of the Connaught Rangers downed arms and refused to serve the King with deadly consequences.
Darren Fletcher presents reaction to Friday’s Premier League action. Former Leicester goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer joins Alistair Bruce-Ball and Jonathan Greening to reflect on the game at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium where Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes converted from the penalty spot to claw back a point for the reds. They analyse the performance of David de Gea and whether it is time for Dean Henderson to take the number 1 shirt at Manchester United. They also discuss Roy Keane after he went viral on social media for saying he would have sent de Gea in a taxi home at half-time. Conor McNamara is alongside Chris Sutton as they react to Southampton’s performance at Norwich where Ings, Armstrong and Redmond all found the back of the net in the second half. PLUS the boys preview the upcoming weekend fixtures.
It’s the final episode in the series and there’s everything to play for. In the series decider, with things at 4-4, Chris Sutton is joined by Conor McNamara to take on Robbie Savage and John Murray. Who will claim the all-important bragging rights? We’ve had brilliant answers throughout the series, and it’s no different in this final face-off. Someone’s dreams will be haunted by Burnley’s Chris Wood. Confused? Listen to find out more.
Regular team-mates Mark Chapman and Chris Sutton take on Robbie Savage, who this week is joined by BBC sport commentator Conor McNamara. Robbie goes into it with a 3-1 lead, after his unbeaten streak came to an end last week. Was last week a one-off, or are Mark and Chris staging a comeback? And is there a better clue than ‘ginger and crashed his car’? Confused? You’re not the only one.
In this episode we meet with Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee, along with her husband and co-writer Toby Beer, to discuss their upcoming drama The Deceived. There’s a look back at the sporting year with Conor McNamara, a catch-up with Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody, and a look at one of the year’s biggest movies, Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood
Phil Williams' final show on BBC Radio 5 Live was a special occasion; I was part of his regular Team Talk feature, as one of contributors for several years. Alongside others including Ian Herbert, Ian Ladyman, Alison Bender and Conor McNamara, we all came together for one last hurrah. The conversation moved onto Aston Villa's playoff hopes and reminiscences of Tony Butler and even a cameo appearance by Villa's European hero, Nigel Spink! Wherever Phil ends up on the dial, follow him. He's a fine broadcaster and a good mate. Cheers Phil!
On the eve of the final weekend, Sonja McLaughlan is joined by ex-Wales flanker Martyn William, Rugby Union correspondent Chris Jones and commentator Conor McNamara. The stage is set for a spectacular finale to the 2019 Six Nations, with three teams still in the running for the title. But who will be victorious?
The Young Commentator of the Year competition is back! Do you have the quick chat and sport savvy needed? The competition closes on Monday 29th October at 9am. Give yourself the best chance by catching Anna Louise’s chat to last year’s winner, 9 year old Braydon, and commentator Conor McNamara.
Conor McNamara from BBC 5 Live, Marc Gaier from BBC Radio Merseyside and Dan Kay from the Liverpool Echo tell Nick Garnett where they think Mo Salah is heading. Meanwhile Wael Hussein El Sayed in Cairo tells Nick never to use his first name in an Arabic speaking country ever again (it means ****)!
BBC sports commentator, Conor McNamara goes to the biggest events in football. Alongside his radio work, he creates some incredibly creative content on social media using his smartphone. He will be heading to Russia for the World Cup, so what can we learn about how he fits mobile journalism into his busy schedule? In this podcast he tells Mark Egan how we works and which apps he uses to quickly create content that gets attention. To follow Mark Egan on social media @markeganvideo and Conor McNamara @conormcnamaraie Any further comments, please go to http://www.purplebridgemedia.com
Harry Kane, Anthony Joshua, Bianca Walkden and Rebecca Adlington talk to Braydon and co-host Conor McNamara about the personal sacrifice needed to make it to the top in sport.
On episode 12 of RedBusiness Jonathan speaks to management and traders of one of Cork's top tourist destinations, The English Market. He catches up with The English Market's General Manager Orla Lannin, Conor McNamara, the owner of the market's newest stall Maki Sushi Rolls, butcher John Boylan of Best Meats and Pat O'Connell of K. O'Connell's Fish.
Stamford Chidge is joined by Jonathan Kydd, Mark Worrall and Tony Glover to discuss not killing Swans, Diego Costa, poor refereeing, worse football punditry and the forthcoming game against Liverpool. On the show tonight we’ll praising the Raging Bull – Diego Costa after his 2 goal performance on Sunday and I will be ranting about the bias, myopia and blatant idiocy of John Hartson and Conor McNamara – the dumb and dumber of BBC Radio 5 Live’s appalling football commentary. In part two we’ll be talking FanDuel (don't forget to sign up using the promocode CHELSEAFAN), Referees and seeking Justice for Gary Cahill as well as asking whether this was two points dropped or one point gained. In part three, we’ll look forward to Friday night’s game against Liverpool and ask is Friday Night all right for fighting, sorry, football. In part four we have the usual round up of Chelsea supporter news. And please vote us Best Football Podcast in the Football Blogging Awards! Chelsea FanCast #361: Mucky... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
5 live's chief political correspondent John Pienaar gives us a round-up of day 4 of the general election campaign trail including a look ahead to the first televised leaders' debate. And in true 5 live Sport-style, Jonathan Overend, Cornelius Lysaght, Ian Dennis, Iain Carter, Chris Jones, Conor McNamara and John Murray consider who might come out on top after the 2 hour encounter.