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Ken Early

Kenneth Early is an Irish journalist and broadcaster. He is currently a director of Second Captains and is a host of The Second Captains Podcast. He is also a columnist with The Irish Times.
Recent episodes featuring Ken Early
Ep 1572: Dublin Win 5-In-A-Row, And Noelle Healy On Completing An Amazing Weekend For Dubs - 16/9/19
The Second Captains Podcast
'No-one likes us, we don't care' would appear to be the attitude of some Dublin fans... but is there a silent majority of the country who, while they'd rather see the cups getting shared around a bit, are nonetheless more than willing to give credit where it's due? Oisin McConville and Mike Quirke give us their thoughts on the greatest team of all time, the players and manager that made them, and the fault-lines that could yet appear on the horizon. Not even 24 hours after the Dubs won the men's final, their women's team were at it as well, and we speak to 2017 footballer of the year Noelle Healy, who kicked the last point of their 2-3 to 0-4 win over Galway. Plus there's crowd trouble on the Hill, Eoin meets Michéal Martin, Oisin's beef with Johnny Magee, and Mike Quirke's new job.
Ep 1571: Pukki Plagues Pep, Lampard Lights The Way - 16/09/19
The Second Captains Podcast
Eoin returns from Seattle, and he's bearing gifts, which translates to both good news and bad news for Second Captains listeners. There is no doubt what the theme is today as the dazzling young stars of Frank Lampard's talent factory blazed far too hot for Wolves to handle. Sam Lee and Jonathan Wilson join us for a closer look at some of the weekend's football. Is there a solution for City's defensive problems in their youth teams? And why does Jonathan believe a reckoning is coming for Frank Lampard?
Brolly's Licence To Ill, C'est Troy Bien, Dubs Doubt, Eve Of RWC
The Second Captains Podcast
The Second Captains World Service aches for you. Here is a taste of what you've been missing. Oisin and Mike on Brolly's Licence To Ill, Richie Sadlier on Troy Parrott's rise, Ken on Dubs all Ireland ceremony, and RWC 2019 build up.
Ep 1566: RWC Panic Button Defused, Ireland Go Big, Camogie Gets All-Ireland It Deserves - 9/9/19
The Second Captains Podcast
Two weeks ago, Ireland conceded almost 60 points to England... so what the hell are we doing at number 1 in the world rankings? No-one seems to be paying it much heed, least of all here in Ireland, but it suggests we must be doing something right. Eoin Reddan and Gerry Thornley of the Irish Times pick out the best bits from a second win over Wales in 7 days in the Aviva on Saturday, and why after the Twickenham humiliation, the only way was up. James Ryan has emerged from Devin Toner's lineout shadow, and maybe there are less places to hide now, while Eoin Reddan is confident that Joe has remained confident throughout the last fortnight. Sinead O'Carroll of thejournal.ie is in studio to talk to us about the best camogie final in years, as Galway win just their third title in thrilling style against Kilkenny. Ken worries that the world is sniggering at our no.1 status, and we say goodbye forever to the Eoin McDevitt Rugby World Cup Panic Button... thank Christ.
Ep 1565: Guardian Angels Georgia, Mick Shuffles Pack, English Stock Rises - 09/09/19
The Second Captains Podcast
If Ireland are Homer Simpson, then Georgia are Homer's assistant and guardian angel Karl, who helps him get promoted to executive in the Dimoxinil episode. Once again they have sabotaged Ireland's opponents and simplified the task of Euro qualification. Tomorrow Ireland play Bulgaria in a friendly that allows Mick McCarthy to look at some of his bench options. We talk about this morning's press conference, and catch up on what else was happening around Europe on international week. Miguel Delaney joins us to talk about whether England are likely 2020 Euro champs, to give his scouting report on Ireland's next opponents Bulgaria, and to share his theory on why the international game in Europe has started to mirror some of the inequalities of the club game.
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Stats
Birthdate
Feb 4th, 1979
Location
Dublin, Ireland
Episode Count
609
Podcast Count
7
Total Airtime
2 weeks, 5 days