Michael speaks to Larne, Linfield, Cliftonville & Glentoran reps after the Co. Antrim Shield Semi-Final draw. Newry City boss Darren Mullen gives his view on the challenges facing his club as they prepare for another 4 weeks without football, we hear from NI Football Awards Manager of the Year Oran Kearney and Colin Hopkins returns to the show to help us preview the Irish Premiership fixtures this weekend.
Michael Clarke speaks to sports journalist Keith Bailie after Northern Ireland's semi-final shoot-out win in Bosnia, Adam Lecky chats about his move to Crusaders, Carrick Rangers boss Niall Currie speaks ahead of a return to competitive action in the Co. Antrim Shield, we hear from NI manager Ian Baraclough, captain Steven Davis and shot-stopper Bailey Peacock-Farrell plus there's an update on the Championship and PIL seasons.
We continue our build-up to the new Irish Premiership season with special guests Roy McGivern (Linfield Chairman) and Andrew Scullion (Larne Vice Chairman) discussing everything from how their teams have coped these past few months to the return of fans and their aspirations for the year ahead. Plus we are joined by football commentator Adrian Taaffe who was at the Aviva last night to witness Dundalk making history as they became the first Irish side to twice qualify for the Europa League Group Stage.
Coleraine's Eoin Bradley reflects on his side's European run, commentator Mark Rodden shares his thoughts on seeing Zlatan Ibrahimovic and co. playing in Tallaght, Northern Ireland's Simone Magill looks ahead to their Euro qualifier away to Faroe Islands and I share my thoughts on Linfield's loss to Floriana.
Renowned football commentator Derek Rae chats to Michael Clarke about the origins of his love affair with German football, the art of commentary and importance of finding your style, those wonderful viral videos from his garden, joining the FIFA franchise and more.
Michael Clarke speaks to Mark McIntosh about the end to the Irish League season, Portadown boss Matthew Tipton shares his thoughts on their promotion and plans for next season plus we hear from new Northern Ireland manager Ian Baraclough.
Northern Ireland midfielder Liam Donnelly gives us his thoughts on Michael O'Neill's successor and discusses his friendly rivalry with fellow international Niall McGinn, finding form in new position at Motherwell and how early setbacks have made him hungrier than ever to succeed.
Niall McGinn provides an in-depth insight into his career spanning from early days at Dungannon Swifts to his return to Aberdeen and everything in between including his goal at Euro 2016, which was four years ago this week.
Fresh from signing a new contract with Coleraine, Stephen Lowry talks about his return to the club, relationship with Oran Kearney and his career so far including time at Linfield and overcoming challenges in the early days.
Gavin Whyte speaks to Michael Clarke about his career so far from winning league titles with Crusaders to linking up with Mark Sykes at Oxford United, his move to Cardiff City and that dream debut goal for Northern Ireland.
Michael Clarke speaks to Larne FC owner Kenny Bruce, Coleraine FC Chairman Colin McKendry, sports journalist Mark McIntosh and Lisburn Distillery Director Colin Hopkins to discuss where the Irish League goes from here and how likely a return really is.
Hearts defender Bobby Burns reflects on his loan spell in Australia, good times at Glenavon and hopes for the future. He also chats about football behind closed doors, being tested for coronavirus twice and his experiences working with some of the NI managerial candidates.
Crusaders star Paul Heatley on trophies, teammates and top moments in football. Plus we find out which rival ground he enjoys playing at most, the former teammate he hated playing against and about the time he made a surprise return to Carrick Rangers.
Cliftonville manager Paddy McLaughlin reflects on swapping the North West for North Belfast and discusses everything from youth development and Europe to taking on the best on the touchline. He also looks back on defying the odds at Institute, winning the Championship with only one home game all season.
Larne FC Academy Director Gary Haveron discusses the club's youth development plans and shares memories from playing in England and the Irish League plus we discuss his time at the helm of Carrick and Glentoran.
Linfield captain Jamie Mulgrew talks about his desire to complete the season, keeping fit during lockdown and career highlights including the home win over Qarabag and his testimonial match against Rangers.
Ballinamallard manager Harry McConkey talks about the club's recent love affair with the Irish Cup, the special friendships he has gained through football, events that have shaped his life and his hopes for promotion.
Ballymena Utd midfielder Josh Kelly reflects on Co. Antrim Shield heartbreak, his time so far at the Sky Blues, playing for "the King of the Irish League", singing his initiation song on an airplane and much more.
Carrick Rangers assistant manager Clifford Adams talks about the team's first season back in the top flight, his coaching career, Niall Currie's karaoke antics and playing up top with Antoine Sibierski.
Michael Ruddy talks about settling in at Crusaders, picking up two trophies in his first campaign and his desire to win the Irish League. We also discuss the crazy Christmas fixtures and reflect of his time at Ballymena and Ards.
Sports journalist Mark McIntosh talks to Michael Clarke about his career and shares stories ranging from getting his break to working with mischievous managers and managing manic away days. We also get Mark's views on some of the big talking points gripping the local game.
Crusaders midfielder Rory Hale talks about early days at Aston Villa, his time at Derry City and hopes for trophy success this season. We also chat about the All Island League proposal and those games against Wolves in Europe.
Cliftonville ace Conor McMenamin talks about the impact Paddy McLaughlin has had on his career, how close he came to leaving the Reds and looks back on some memorable moments from recent years including winning the Championship with Warrenpoint Town.
Larne FC Chairman Gareth Clements discusses family and football in this in-depth interview where he also speaks about his relationship with owner Kenny Bruce, the club's work in the community and further plans to develop Inver Park.
Bangor FC's Commercial Director Graham Bailie talks to Michael Clarke about about their return to the Irish League, plans to get back to the Premiership and the big role volunteers have to play in their club.
Northern Ireland's number 1 statto Marshall Gillespie joins Michael Clarke and Colin Hopkins to discuss his love of international football and his career of gathering stats for big broadcasters and the IFA.
Sean O'Neill reflects on winning the Co. Antrim Shield, his title success with Crusaders, why he handed in a transfer request at Christmas and the team spirit and changing room pranks that make him happy to be a part of the squad.
Former Northern Ireland striker and current Ards manager Warren Feeney speaks about everything from transfer fees to playing for penalties, with plenty of anecdotes from his club and international career.
Ards' midfielder Gareth Tommons talks about his career at Limavady, Coleraine and life at his current club as they look to stay in the top flight. He also speaks about falling in and out of love with football, living in Australia and there's even a story about shower gel (yes, really!)
Carrick Rangers manager Niall Currie talks to Michael Clarke about his career, his reputation as a wheeler dealer, the pressures of Irish League management and memories from his playing days. We also discuss his ambitions for the remainder of the season with the Amber Army.
Former Irish League starlet Brad Lyons talks about his time at Blackburn Rovers so far, ambitions of breaking into the first team, reflections on last season with Coleraine and speculation surrounding a potential January loan move.
Newry City's Dale Montgomery talks about his club's desire to prove that they're not a one-season-wonder, sealing their first away win of the season at Coleraine last weekend and reflects on his time at Loughgall which included reaching last year's Irish Cup semi-final.
Northern Ireland U21 international and Glenavon midfielder Mark Sykes was this week's special guest on The Score. He spoke about the U21 Euro qualifiers, his ambition to progress to full-time football and Glenavon's superb start to the season.