Soccer Republic - Netflix
Soccer Republic is about all aspects of soccer that began on Monday 10 March. The series covers all the action from the SSE Airtricity League, as well as the latest Republic of Ireland and Champions League fare.
Interviews with Ireland's Premier League stars will also be a regular feature of the show. Presented by Peter Collins, the show will feature top pundits, special guests and goals every Monday night.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Soccer Republic - RTÉ Sport - Netflix
RTÉ Sport is a department of Irish public broadcaster RTÉ. The department provides sporting coverage through a number of platforms including RTÉ Radio, RTÉ Television, RTÉ.ie, RTÉ Player Sport and RTÉ Mobile. RTÉ holds the television and radio broadcasting rights in the Republic of Ireland to several sports, broadcasting the sport live or alongside flagship analysis programmes such as The Sunday Game, Thank GAA It's Friday, Soccer Republic and RTÉ Racing on RTÉ Television, and Game On, Saturday Sport, and Sunday Sport on RTÉ Radio. Traditionally RTÉ Sport faced competition from British-based broadcasters such as the BBC and ITV which have always been present in Ireland; however, these broadcasters were primarily concerned with the British public and market. Domestically, RTÉ had no competition until the late 1990s due to lack of competition in the Irish market. In latter years however a growth of variety in the Irish market opened competition between other broadcasters most notably with TG4 and Setanta Sports but also TV3. RTÉ Sport is also in competition with other European broadcasters such as Eurosport, ESPN, Sky Sports, BBC Sport and ITV Sport. Despite competition in sporting events such as the FIFA World Cup final which is also available on the BBC and ITV, RTÉ Sport remains Ireland's premier and most popular sports broadcaster. Ryle Nugent is the current head of RTÉ Sport having been appointed in 2010.
Soccer Republic - Football - Netflix
RTÉ Sport currently holds the rights to a large portfolio of football tournaments including: FIFA World Cup finals Republic of Ireland qualification matches for both World Cup finals and Euro finals UEFA Champions League FIFA Confederations Cup FAI League of Ireland FAI Cup FAI Women's Cup Final UEFA Super Cup 2017 Africa Cup of Nations The Republic of Ireland matches were shown live on the channel for Euro 2004, the 2006 World Cup and Euro 2008, for all of which, they failed to qualify. Sky Sports got exclusive rights to Irish matches in the early 2000s and there were fears that National team matches couldn't be seen by fans so the government stepped in and now all Irish home and away qualifying matches have to be shown on Irish free to air TV, meaning either RTÉ, TV3 or TG4, and have remained on RTÉ as well as Sky Sports. Irish Home friendlies were exclusive to Sky from 2000 and from 2014 on Premier Sports?Setanta Ireland with highlights broadcast on either RTÉ or TV3. RTÉ Sport broadcasts a lot of association football tournaments. It showed 64 live games during the 2010 World Cup and that was 200 hours of programming. These were the team of association football pundits that RTÉ Sport announced ahead of the 2010 World Cup. Apart from Ossie Ardiles, Dietmar Hamann and Kevin Kilbane, both made their debuts, and Liam Brady, who left his post assisting Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni, the rest were all regulars on RTÉ Sport's association football programming. The 2010 FIFA World Cup was the ninth for both Bill O'Herlihy and George Hamilton. For the 2014 World Cup, the RTÉ team was announced on 5 May 2014. The coverage was presented by Bill O'Herlihy, Darragh Maloney and Tony O'Donoghue. The pundits for the tournament were RTÉ regulars John Giles, Liam Brady, Eamon Dunphy, Kenny Cunningham, Richie Sadlier and Ronnie Whelan. Guest pundits joining the coverage included Didi Hamann, Ossie Ardiles, Neil Lennon and Brad Friedel. Play-by-play came from George Hamilton, John Kenny, Stephen Alkin and Adrian Eames while colour commentators included Ray Houghton, Trevor Steven, Jim Beglin and Brian Kerr. This was Bill O'Herlihy's final World Cup for RTÉ and his 11th World Cup for the broadcaster. Hamann and Ardiles both worked for RTÉ at the last World Cup in 2010 while Lennon and Friedel both working for the BBC at the World Cup and Jim Beglin rejoined RTÉ after leaving ITV in 2013. RTÉ cover at least one match per week from the FAI League, these matches are usually hosted by Peter Collins or Tony O'Donohue with guests from Irish football such as Richie Sadlier, Kenny Cunningham, Roddy Collins. Commentary comes from Stephen Alkin, Adrian Eames, John Kenny, Ger Canning or George Hamilton. The Premiership was RTÉ's flagship Premier League programme until 2008, when Premier Soccer Saturday was launched. The Premiership was shown on Saturday nights at 7.30pm. There were sometimes Premiership Specials which would normally be shown on a Sunday evening at 8.00pm or on a Monday night. These programmes are hosted usually by Darragh Maloney or Peter Collins with analysis mainly by Kenny Cunningham, Johnny Giles, Ronnie Whelan, Richie Sadler, Liam Brady, Trevor Steven, Graeme Souness or Matt Holland. Premier Soccer Saturday was dropped from RTÉ's schedules from the 2013/14 season. Presenters (usually one per game): Darragh Maloney, Peter Collins Panels (usually two, three, or four per game): John Giles, Eamon Dunphy, Liam Brady, Graeme Souness, Ronnie Whelan, Richie Sadlier, Denis Irwin, Ossie Ardiles, Dietmar Hamann, Kevin Kilbane, Brad Friedel, Paul Clement, Neil Lennon, Michael O'Neill Commentators (usually two per game): George Hamilton, Ray Houghton, Gabriel Egan, Trevor Steven, Stephen Alkin, Damien Richardson, Adrian Eames, Matt Holland, Brian Kerr Former RTÉ Sport personnel: Bill O'Herlihy, Con Murphy, Jimmy Magee, Graeme Souness The RTÉ Sport football division has achieved cult status due to its unintentional humour. The main team of Bill O'Herlihy, Johnny Giles, Eamon Dunphy and Liam Brady is usually used for Irish matches and Champions League matches, with a usual big build up and long analysis afterwards which gain huge ratings.
Soccer Republic - References - Netflix