Retro Slog Sweep

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“The Big Interview” an archive from Ireland’s first weekly cricket show, that brought you all the big names throughout Irish & World Cricket.


‘The Big Interview’ No.8

May 1st 2017 and Robbo and John Mooney interview legendary West Indian fast bowler and Bangladesh bowling coach Courtney Walsh, as he chats about his career highlights, including making his International debut for the West Indies, his friendship with Phil Simmons and much more…

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‘The Big Interview’ No.7

Former Leinster Cricket Club professional Brathwaite set the world on fire with his audacious display of big hitting to blast The West Indies to victory against the odds when he when he hit the first four balls of the final over of the World T20 for consecutive sixes.

The Slog Sweep caught up with Brathwaite in a fascinating interview where he talks fondly of his time in Ireland and how it led to him meeting current West Indies head coach, and former Ireland boss, Phil Simmons.

Brathwaite also reveals what went on in that crazy final over, what was said between him and batting partner Marlon Samuels and how his faith played a big role in getting him through those all-important four balls.

Away from the cricket pitch, Carlos talks about what the win meant to his family watching at home, and reveals a little known fact about him and fellow Barbadian and pop superstar Rihanna.

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The Big Interview’ No.6

May 2016 and hosts Robbo and John Mooney talk to Indian legend Murali Kartik on life as an IPL commentator, what it’s like to face off with the like of Chris Gayle and Ricky Ponting, his thoughts on the county game and his time in Ireland.

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‘The Big Interview’ No. 5

The Slog Sweep, January 2015 and this episode set the mark for the year to come…it’s World Cup time, and Robbo and Ryan ‘Bails’ Bailey chatted to Young Gun Andrew Balbirnie who was live in the studio to talk about his career and give the inside view from the Irish team.

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‘The Big Interview’ No.4

Rewind to April 2015 and “The Big Interview” as Robbo & Ryan Bailey chat to Simi Singh looking back to the Indian Premier League, The World Cup and much more…

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‘The Big Interview’ No.3

Another look back to May 2014 as Robbo and Lenny chat to the featured guest, Irish International and the recently appointed Surrey Captain Gary Wilson. Gary discusses everything from ‘Gary Wilson’s Barmy Army’ at Twenty20 finals day last year to looking forward to captaining Kevin Pietersen & Hashim Amla at the Kia Oval this summer.

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‘The Big Interview’ No.2

Back in May 2014 the former Ireland Head Coach Adrian Birrell was the featured guest in Episode 2 of The Slog Sweep, Ireland’s weekly cricket show. Adrian provided a fascinating insight, as he discussed with Robbo & Lenny his first experiences of cricket in Ireland & his then current job as assistant coach of South Africa.

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‘The Big Interview’ No.1

Back in May 2014 on the the very first episode the big interview was with Kevin O’Brien, as he talks to Robbo & Lenny about up and coming players with the potential to break into the Irish squad for the upcoming World Cup and much much more! 

This look back at the Slog Sweep is dedicated to the late David Holmes, a regular contributor to the show and to presenter Mark Robinson who is back in his native Australia fronting the ‘Wake Up Call’ breakfast radio show at Gold Central Victoria.

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