Top of the Pods - Off The Ball's Top 10 Podcasts in January

Listen back to the most popular discussions last month

BY Newstalk 19:07 Friday 3 February 2017, 19:07 3 Feb 2017

There was plenty to talk about in January and here are Off The Ball's top ten podcasts from last month:

1. The Mick O'Connell

The Kerry legend talked to the team on his 80th birthday about his life and how he viewed sport as a bonus and not a passion.

2. Jamie Wall

The former Cork minor hurler and footballer talked to Ger Gilroy about his role as manager of the Mary Immaculate hurling team.

3. From the archives with Graham Taylor and Paul McGrath

On the sad news of Taylor's passing, we dug out one from the archives when we talked to the pair about their time together at Aston Villa.

4. Ger Loughnane

Joe Molloy headed to Clare to speak to the All-Ireland winner and in a wide ranging interview they discussed life, hurling and that time people thought Loughnane had died.  

5. Sports Books recommendations 

Tommy Martin, Val Andrews and Billy Joe Padden reveal their favourite sports books of all time which included "The Sweet Science," "Practice Perfect" and "Ball Four".

6. Jamie Cudmore

The Canadian international talks concussion issues, his time at Clermont Auvergne and, of course, Paul O'Connell.

7. BODcast with Jerry Flannery

The former Ireland captain spoke to Munster coach Jerry Flannery ahead of the Red Army's emotional return to Paris in the Champions Cup.

8. Sunday paper review

Paul Kimmage and Malachy Clerkin review the papers. A Munster win and Rory McIlroy's revealing interview are discussed with Joe Molloy.

9. Chris Waddle

The Legendary Chris Waddle spoke to Joe Molloy and Kevin Kilbane to talk about his remarkable career in football - highlights include his taste in music and his hairstyle. 

10. Kevin Kilbane's birthday roast

The team were joined by Mick McCarthy, Brian Kerr, Lee Carsley and Kenny Cunningham as they let rip at their friend and former colleague as he turned 40 years young.

And don't forget to check out the best of the rest which include Ryan Manning talking about his success at QPR; Gerry Thornley and Liam Toland looking ahead to the 2017 6 Nations; Mario Rosenstock and Kieran Cunningham discuss Rooney, Federer and Frampton amongst others; Paul Geaney talked to Joe Molloy about the Dubs, pubs and a gifted family; and Ger Gilroy spoke to former Kilkenny hurlers Michael Rice and David Herity about their inter-county days and breaking into the side.

You can find those and much more here.  


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