It was rugby heavy this week on OTB AM as we looked ahead to Ireland’s upcoming clash with Scotland in round four of the Six Nations. We were also treated to the greatest secret in sporting history, lots of mid-week football and plenty more! Check it all out below in our weekly sports wrap.
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Scotland in the Six Nations
On Monday, former Irish international Alan Quinlan was with us reflecting on the weekend’s action, as well as giving us his early thoughts on the Irish team selection for the upcoming clash with Scotland.
Mid-week we were joined by Ruaidhrí O’Connor as he talked us through what exactly was on the line for Andy Farrell and his coaching team.
Rory Lawson also joined the show to give his thoughts on Eddie O’Sullivan’s remarks following the Ireland-Scotland game in the Autumn Nations Cup.
"It is headline-grabbing stuff. It does frustrate me..."
Rory Lawson doesn't believe Ireland's players share Eddie O'Sullivan's opinion of Scotland | #OTBAM #SixNations @GilletteUK | #MadeOfWhatMatters
Full Video ➡️ https://t.co/Gugv0rwvag pic.twitter.com/j9Ok2pTANC
— Off The Ball (@offtheball) March 10, 2021
On Thursday, talk turned to this summer’s Lions tour as Andy Burke explained why exactly a generation of Scottish fans have lost hope in the franchise.
David Meyler joined the lads as usual on Monday to look back on all the highs and lows of the weekend's footballing action.
The focus of course being United’s victory in the Manchester derby and in particular, why Meyler believes Anthony Martial was so good for the Red Devils.
'Yesterday summed up the frustration with martial from the United fans' | ⚽️@DavidMeyler thought that Martial was superb for #MUFC in last night's win over City | ⬇️@GIlletteUK | #MadeOfWhatMatters
Full chat ➡️ https://t.co/Bbg9EH4YAR pic.twitter.com/t0DNav56ab
— Off The Ball (@offtheball) March 8, 2021
Graham Hunter also swung by on Tuesday to give his tuppence on why a Haaland-Messi partnership would be beneficial for both players.
Meath's Vikki Wall
On Monday, Meath Gaelic footballer and newly crowned intermediate player of the year, Vikki Wall joined the show. Speaking about the horrific verbal abuse she has received in recent years, Wall revealed shockingly that it wasn’t even her peers that it was coming from.
Liverpool’s Thiago = United’s Veron?
Daniel Harris was with us on Thursday, giving his thoughts on the similarities between Manchester United's big 2001 signing of Juan Sebastián Verón and that of Thiago Alcântara's arrival at Liverpool.
Liverpool's Thiago = United's Veron 🤔
Daniel Harris sees similarities in Manchester United's purchase of Seba Veron with Thiago's arrival at Liverpool | #OTBAM #MUFC #LFC @GilletteUK | #MadeOfWhatMatters
Full Video ➡️ https://t.co/cR0xWUPVjE pic.twitter.com/djBQW6bHeA
— Off The Ball (@offtheball) March 11, 2021
Iconic photography with INPHO's James Crombie
We were also joined by award-winning sports photographer James Crombie on Friday.
Crombie talked the lads through some of his favourite shots, why he's enjoyed the time provided by Covid, as well as the extreme lengths he's willing to go to just for one photo.
In particular, THAT photo... you know which one!
The biggest secret in the history of horse racing!
OTB’s Thom Malone blew minds nationwide, including his own, on Thursday’s show as he let a sly little horse racing secret slip... the audio heard during the races isn’t real!
Minds were well and truly blown when Thom joined the lads 😂@gergilroy and @EoinSheahan were today years old when @thom_malone let them in on a little secret of horse racing 🏇@GilletteUK | #MadeOfWhatMatters
Full Video ➡️ https://t.co/lngNFkK8Rl pic.twitter.com/cVeaVDvDl6
— Off The Ball (@offtheball) March 11, 2021
Extra Time Highlights!
Phil Healy joined the show on Tuesday fresh from her fourth-place finish at the European Indoor Championships, to reflect on why she’s not disappointed at all to miss out on a medal.
As always on a Thursday, we were joined by Sue Murphy for OTB TV to preview the latest releases, including Your Honor, which she wasn't exactly as thrilled about as many others are.
They also looked back on some classics well worth rewatching and of course, checked in on what was on the TVs of Team OTB this week.
It wouldn't be a week on OTB AM without our friend the Crappy Quiz. Eoin Sheahan was chief quizmaster as always, with Adrian Barry, Ger Gilroy and Nathan Murphy fighting it out for bragging rights!
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