From Kerr's Kids to reality show Dream Team the Extratime.ie Advent Calendar 2019 has it all

Fri, Jan 03 2020

The ExtraTime.ie Advent Calendar 2019 was a project brought to you by our trusty ol’ ExtraTime.ie Sportscast team. The lads released a show each day from December 1st until Christmas Day with the discussions ranging from Dream Team to Christy Fagan, there is even a special chat with our big boss man Gareth Penrose.

 

Day 25 – A history of Extratime with Gareth Penrose

You could be forgiven for thinking Gareth Penrose was a myth rather than a legend having managed to avoid any form of audio interview since he launched the site in 2008 but finally a Christmas miracle has presented itself as he sat down with Declan Marron to bring us back to the beginning reliving some of ET’s best moments.

Web Player - https://www.buzzsprout.com/201838/2348792-extratime-ie-advent-calendar-2019-day-25-a-history-of-extratime-with-gareth-penrose

Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/episode/1PiRMTHLas7ZRaVt3ObyqX

 

Day 24 – Maradona’s Argentina v League of Ireland XI

In 1980, an LOI XI travelled to Buenos Aires to take on World Cup winners Argentina and a 19 year old Diego Maradona.

Web Player – https://www.buzzsprout.com/201838/2346692-extratime-ie-advent-calendar-2019-day-24-maradona-s-argentina-v-league-if-ireland-xi

Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/episode/1VCu1FzjqxDosuFkRMhYgQ

 

Day 23 – Big Sam Allardyce at Limerick FC 91/92

Sam Allardyce – a man who would go on to manage England for the grand total of one game – arrived into Limerick in 1991 after a priest brought him to these shores not just as a manager but as a player-manager.

Web Player - https://www.buzzsprout.com/201838/2342096-extratime-ie-advent-calendar-2019-day-23-big-sam-allardyce-at-limerick-fc-91-92

Spotify –  https://open.spotify.com/episode/7pBgvSREWk4YTxJh8JD3rb

 

Day 22 – Greatest Player never to have left the LOI

This podcast was always going to be controversial for who the lads left out of this discussion and so it proved to be.

Web Player - https://www.buzzsprout.com/201838/2330828-extratime-ie-advent-calendar-2019-day-22-greatest-player-never-to-have-left-loi

Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/episode/1W1zlJtmqDDm0MG9oguAKm

 

Day 21 – Ryan McBride

Ryan McBride was a Derry and LOI legend before his untimely passing 2017, a death that shocked Irish football to it’s very core.

Web Player - https://www.buzzsprout.com/201838/2325620-extratime-ie-advent-calendar-2019-day-21-ryan-mcbride

Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/episode/3bhJyiafniGKqsaDzOeV2l

 

Day 20 – The A championship

This competition may not be the most known amongst LOI fans such was its short existence. The lads discuss the merits and also the issues that were associated with such a venture in a timely debate with Shamrock Rovers B possibly making a return in 2020.

Web Player- https://www.buzzsprout.com/201838/2323793-extratime-ie-advent-calendar-2019-day-20-loi-reserve-league-the-a-championship

Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/episode/2heOsFfSmY0D1lRTRbQbHw

 

Day 19 – John Giles in the LOI

John Giles is undoubtably an Irish football legend. Working at Shamrock Rovers as a player/manager whilst also overseeing his duties in charge of the Republic of Ireland this was a man that has always been popular amongst his fan base.

Web Player - https://www.buzzsprout.com/201838/2316602-extratime-ie-advent-calendar-2019-day-19-john-giles-in-the-loi

Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/episode/4YlD2niJIK2zuz6Uj1z2G0

 

Day 18 – Shamrock Rovers v Busby Babes 1957

Five months before the tragic Munich air disaster, the Busby Babes came to Dublin to take on the Hoops in the 1st Round of the European Cup.

Web Player - https://www.buzzsprout.com/201838/2311664-extratime-ie-advent-calendar-2019-day-18-shamrock-rovers-v-busby-babes-1957

Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/episode/1JjAOd487bSPhC0A64YGit

 

Day 17 – LOI books for Christmas

Even after Christmas this is a must listen if you are looking to add an LOI book to your bedside table for 2020.

Web Player – https://www.buzzsprout.com/201838/2304605-extratime-ie-advent-calendar-2019-day-17-loi-books-for-christmas

Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/episode/7lI6lUSmDl4lVShMiOn2Pa

 

Day 16 – Dream Team – Shels v Harchester Utd

Presenter Declan Marron has some explaining to do as to what he was thinking on day 16 of Advent but none the less this podcast discusses how Shelbourne ended up being the stars of one of the episodes of the Sky One drama.

Web Player - https://www.buzzsprout.com/201838/2296199-extratime-ie-advent-calendar-2019-day-16-dream-team-shels-v-harchester-utd

Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/episode/5Rkb4JTwJYU7AEwYTBfHxr

 

Day 15 – Shamrock Rovers ‘11 v Dundalk ‘16

Which team was better? Simple, that’s the question that the podcast lads try to answer in this episode.

Web Player - https://www.buzzsprout.com/201838/2287877-extratime-ie-advent-calendar-2019-day-15-shamrock-rovers-11-vs-dundalk-16

Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/episode/0c1iZxNA0R03yps4N8nwGJ

 

Day 14 – UCD Team of 2009

What a team this was! Ciaran Kilduff, David McMillian, Keith Ward, Greg Bolger and many, many, many more.

Web Player - https://www.buzzsprout.com/201838/2282501-extratime-ie-advent-calendar-2019-day-14-ucd-team-of-2009

Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/episode/1PNFZR9rXXppXCy0kmbvqE

 

Day 13 – Brian Kerr’s Ireland – Part Two

Part two of this fascinating look at one of Irish football’s “good men”

Web Player – https://www.buzzsprout.com/201838/2276714-extratime-ie-advent-calendar-2019-day-13-brian-kerr-s-ireland-part-2

Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/episode/6oAL1OqOGy8VDi1YocYcV3

 

Day 12 – Brian Kerr’s Ireland – Part One

Brian Kerr is a living legend. In this chat the lads talk about the ups and downs of his time with the Irish underage teams and also whether he was given a fair shot during his time in charge with the Senior National Team.

Web Player – https://www.buzzsprout.com/201838/2272703-extratime-ie-advent-calendar-2019-day-12-brian-kerr-s-ireland-part-1

Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/episode/3VBltMNWTptzrPbi738XOK

 

Day 11 – The Leinster Senior Cup

The competition that starts before it ends and ends before it starts. That should be more than enough for you to realise this is the greatest competition of all time. You can read about it more here!

Web Player – https://www.buzzsprout.com/201838/2265707-extratime-ie-advent-calendar-2019-day-11-the-leinster-senior-cup

Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/episode/50djr2Ii3P0mpgHRO8MsG7

 

Day 10 – Steve Staunton’s Ireland

Great player, horrific manager. After the events of 2019, one would point to this appointment clearly being at a time when big JD was looking to save a buck or two. It didn’t work out clearly as it failed in spectacular fashion.

Web Player – https://www.buzzsprout.com/201838/2259023-extratime-ie-advent-calendar-2019-day-10-steve-staunton-s-ireland

Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/episode/48NraPshZwAN1A9ibDhdl2

 

Day 9 – Athlone Town v AC Milan

AC Milan rolled into town expecting an easy win, but instead Athlone probably, possibly, should have won the game….find out more by listening to this fascinating recall chat.

Web Player - https://www.buzzsprout.com/201838/2251688-extratime-ie-advent-calendar-2019-day-9-athlone-town-v-ac-milan

Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/episode/7Ap9jmOPtXNKTBZawh2Uch

 

Day 8 – Christy Fagan

Fagan has been a clear fan favourite ever since he first set foot in the League of Ireland and in this podcast the lads discuss his career and what may lie ahead for the forward in 2020.

Web Player - https://www.buzzsprout.com/201838/2242940-extratime-ie-advent-calendar-2019-day-8-christy-fagan

Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/episode/1xF5s4sS9FoCvQmUBk5Ism

 

Day 7 – Fearon’s Athletic

This podcast is about a forgotten club and the lads chat with Colman Stanley about the journey of a club that was formed in 1936.

Web Player - https://www.buzzsprout.com/201838/2239517-extratime-ie-advent-calendar-2019-day-7-fearon-s-athletic

Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/episode/3GZuNcPM7qjUg10nGEaazZ

 

Day 6 – Soccer Republic

A show that really is uncertain of it’s place in the world. Changes in presenter, pundits, format, time slot have all happened on the RTE show over the past number of years.

Web Player - https://www.buzzsprout.com/201838/2235911-extratime-ie-advent-calendar-2019-day-6-soccer-republic

Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/episode/3YxbP1VQOe8HuoT12xWelm

 

Day 5 – John the Baptist

The best documentary ever in the history of documentary’s on FAI CEO’s. Timely after the events of 2019 and well worthy of its own podcast slot on Day number 5 of our advent calendar.

Web Player - https://www.buzzsprout.com/201838/2229161-extratime-ie-advent-calendar-2019-day-5-john-the-baptist-a-critique

Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/episode/1CBUjRX4izH1cCnnOJqZVn

 

Day 4 – Carling Nations Cup 2011

The crowds were terrible for this tournament that the Aviva Stadium had the honour of hosting back in 2011, the lads discussed what happened in the tournament that nobody wanted to be a part of.

Web Player - https://www.buzzsprout.com/201838/2222135-extratime-ie-advent-calendar-2019-day-4-carling-nations-cup-2011

Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/episode/1u7gpa6XXiHVp0eXJDeiRE

 

Day 3 – Paddy McCourt

The Derry Pele went from Derry to Celtic and then back to Derry in a career which brightened the lives of the many who got to see him play. Be aware one of our podcast team may have a genuine man crush on him.

Web Player - https://www.buzzsprout.com/201838/2215295-extratime-ie-advent-calendar-2019-day-3-paddy-mccourt

Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/episode/1R9suXlcS4vyI8ScLrRyzn

 

Day 2 – Greatest Ever Irish Goal

This may be a strange topic to have considering how much we’ve struggled to score goals in recent years but none the less the lads give it their best shot to try and come up with their answer for which is the best of all time.

Web Player - https://www.buzzsprout.com/201838/2208383-extratime-ie-advent-calendar-2019-day-2-greatest-ever-irish-goal

Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/episode/440XNG7tM3rCICak8kSY1V

 

Day 1 – Anne O’Brien

Anne O’Brien is the first Irish female player to play abroad and it is her story that forms the opening day topic of the 2019 extratime.ie advent calendar.

Web Player - https://www.buzzsprout.com/201838/2201456-extratime-ie-advent-calendar-2019-day-1-anne-o-brien

Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/episode/0ymPNXYMXQGttXaFJVhHr1