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    According to thejournal.ie Off the Ball are Off the Radio

    Off The Ball team leaves Newstalk ˇ The Score


    NEWSTALK HAVE TODAY parted company with the team behind the award-winning Off The Ball programme.
    Presenter Eoin McDevitt, Ken Early, Ciaran Murphy, Simon Hick and Mark Horgan have resigned according to the station.
    One of the best shows on radio, sad to see it go.
    Their interviews were top notch. They covered many sports and always with a bit of wit.

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    Never heard it, don't listen to sport, but FIVE presenters? You must be joking. Even RTE don't have 5 people presenting one radio programme.

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    Update on Indo site.

    Entire Newstalk

    Presenter Eoin McDevitt, Ken Early, Ciaran Murphy, Simon Hick and Mark Horgan have resigned according to the station after over a decade on the evening sports show.

    The decision came after the crew requested to take an hour off the George Hook show and go on the air at 6.00pm but that was turned down by the station.

    It’s thought station chiefs felt this did not make sense commercially and would also affect audience figures.
    Some reaction on Twitter and the OTB Facebook page.

    Will be interesting to hear what the lads themselves have to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Magpie View Post
    One of the best shows on radio, sad to see it go.
    Their interviews were top notch. They covered many sports and always with a bit of wit.
    The program was too long, a lot of the chatter was just filling air time

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    Great show. Will miss those presenters.
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    Easily one of the best shows on radio. Jewel in the crown of Newstalk. Major loss.

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    that show and moncrieff were all that was worth listening too on shíttalk
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    Quote Originally Posted by FakeViking View Post
    Never heard it, don't listen to sport, but FIVE presenters? You must be joking. Even RTE don't have 5 people presenting one radio programme.
    McDevitt was the anchor, Murphy his sidekick, GAA man and comic foil, Early is the soccer corr and commentator, Hick the same for rugby, Horgan was the producer.

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    As much as I loved that show, adding another hour on to the existing format seems to be a crazy proposal.

    I'm sorry that the OTB team have decided to resign.
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    to be honest, the latter hour of the hook show was pants....much preferred the off the ball lads.

    and isn't there too much of george hook on that station....a daily evening show along with a "saturday sit-in" or some such nonsense...hastag overkill
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