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Second Captains to film pilot TV show for RTÉ... and you can go watch
The proposed TV episode will be filmed next Thursday, August 8.

HAVING MADE THE jump up from one weekly podcast to four, the men behind Second Captains are about to make a move into television with RTE.

The five former hosts of  Newstalk’s Off The Ball – Eoin McDevitt, Ken Early, Ciaran Murphy, Simon Hick and Mark Horgan – will film a pilot episode with the national broadcaster on August 8.

A post on their Tumblr page read:

“After the deluge of threats, curses and pleadings we received from listeners who weren’t picked out by Pierce Brosnan to attend the Second Captains live show last week, we want to give you another chance to come and witness how sweaty we are live and in the flesh.”

The show will again be based in a live atmosphere with listeners invited along to be part of the audience next Thursday for a programme which will feature Richie Sadlier, Shane Horgan, Derval O’Rourke and Oisin McConville.

Since parting ways with Newstalk there has been much speculation over how the five would spend their time after an initial ‘gardening leave’.  Increasing the number of podcasts was the first step and this TV show, which could potentially find an audience after live sport on RTE, would appear to be the final piece of their jigsaw.

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