Eoin McDevitt, Ken Early, Ciaran Murphy, Simon Hick and Mark Horgan will continue to produce outstanding online radio content for The Irish Times.

The Irish Times today announced the signing of an extended contract with the Second Captains team who provide The Irish Times Second Captains Podcast;(...)

 The Second Captains team, from left: Simon Hick, Ciaran Murphy, Ken Early, Eoin McDevitt and Mark Horgan, Malachy Logan, sports editor of The Irish Times (centre left) and Malachy Clerkin, sports reporter (extreme right). The team’s sudden departure from Newstalk’s Off the Ball programme was one the biggest talking points in Irish radio this year. Photograph: Dave Meehan

In a year when Irish radio went through more upheaval than in the previous three combined, one sudden exit stands out, one that left a station bereft (...)

Kicking coach Ronan O’Gara and his new great friend, Jonny Sexton. Photograph: Harold Cunningham/Inpho

Shemozzle. One of the very great words. Hands up how many of you thought your Granny invented it, only to read it comes from the Yiddish ‘shlimazl’, m(...)

Second Captains: Eoin McDevitt, Ken Early, Ciaran Murphy, Simon Hick and Mark Horgan. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

There are no second acts in American life, F Scott Fitzgerald famously said. He turned out to be wrong, but in the media world the sentiment is much m(...)

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor receives treatment on his injured left shoulder after going off in last Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final against Tyrone. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Mayo captain Andy Moran believes that star forward Cillian O’Connor could play a part in the All-Ireland Final despite going off with a recurrence (...)

 The Second Captains team Ken Early, Mark Horgan, Eoin McDevitt, Simon Hick and Ciaran Murphy.

The Second Captains podcasts at The Irish Times will move to four shows per week from the start of August, it was announced this afternoon. The(...)

The Second Captains - Simon Hick, Ciaran Murphy, Eoin McDevitt, Ken Early and Mark Horgan - make themselves at home in The Irish Times’ studio. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Second Captains, the artists formerly known as the Off the Ball 5, will make their return to the airwaves from next week in a series of shows i(...)

 Ger Gilroy photographer at the museum in Croke Park in Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller

It was the end of an era, as swift as it was unforeseen. Ger Gilroy, unexpectedly thrust into his new role as host of Off The Ball (Newstalk, w(...)