Monday, June 24, 2019

Over the Line - Sport



Over the Line– 8pm to 10pm Monday and Friday, Sundays 2pm to 6pm. A round up of all the latest local and national sport.

Over the Line is Galway Bay FM’s award winning sports show where the very best  analysis and interviews are the order of the day.

Broadcasting Monday and Friday nights from 8pm to 10pm  Over the Line is presented by Gerry Murphy, Barry Cullinane and George McDonagh.  The dynamic trio have already garnered a huge following in less than a year, with regular contributions from well known sporting experts.

The show covers Galway GAA Hurling, Football, Camogie and Ladies Football games as well as every Connacht Rugby game,  home and away,  and every Galway United match.  The team previews and reviews Basketball, Horse Racing, local Soccer and Greyhound Racing and a whole range of other sporting events.

The Over the Line  live Monday night sports quiz ‘On the Verge’ proved a huge successful feature in 2018 and is set to return in the new year as 16 pubs from around Galway City and county aim to be crowned champions over 16 weeks of questions posed by quiz master Ollie Turner, Galway Bay FM’s Head of Sport.

Get to Know Our Sports Team:

Ollie Turner

Weight….for what?
What do you do…..Head of Sport, Brekkie Show presenter, eat.
Favourite Sport… Darts and Golf to play, Snooker to watch.
Favourite Part of being in the Sports Dept….Getting to go to Games you would be going to anyway.
Least Favourite Part…Dealing with ‘Taepot’ Stewards at matches who think they are minding the White House
Favourite Sporting Ground…Croke Park
One Sporting Wish…Galway to win the All Ireland Senior Hurling Title. We’ve won just about everything else since the station started in 1989 except Liam McCarthy.

John Mulligan

Nickname…Mull, Muller, Mully, Tuigamala (Long Story)
Age….Still think I’m 21
Weight….Used to be a prop..
What do you do…..Presenter of Weekday Sport and the Sunday Sports show
Favourite Sport…Love them all but do have a Ghra for Rugby
Favourite Part of being in the Sports Dept….Never a dull moment
Favourite Sporting Ground…Sportsground, Galway, Pearse Stadium, Tuam Stadium, Terryland
(That’s four for you!)
One Sporting Wish…Connacht to win the Heineken Cup

Gerry Murphy

Nickname: Murfs
Age: Old enough to know better!
Height: 5’ 8”
Weight: Fluctuating!
What do you do: Motoring Correspondent, Friday Sports Preview and Sunday Sports Round-Up.
Favourite Sport: All Sports, but especially Motorsport, Golf, Gaelic
Games & Soccer
Favourite Part of being in the Sports Dept: Working with the various reporters each weekend.
Least Favourite Part: Fr. Sean hogging the recording studio – only is joking Sean!
Favourite Sporting Ground: Goodison Park
One Sporting Wish: Everton to win the Premier League….COYB’s!

Sean Walsh

What do you do: GAA Reporter / Commentator
Favourite Sport: Like all Sports but the small ball is your only man!
Favourite Part of being in the Sports Dept: Always something happening
Least Favourite Part: Deadlines!
Favourite Sporting Ground: Kenny Park, Athenry
One Sporting Wish: Liam McCarthy to become a regular visitor!

Rob Murphy

Age….Hair age 72
Height….Vertically challenged
Weight…A round number
What do you do…..All the rugby coverage and help Gerry Murphy fill the last few minutes of the Sunday sports show on quiet nights.
Favourite Sport…Ice Hockey, Biathlon, Skeleton, Bobsleigh, Speed Skating (and that’s just the Winter Olympics for starters)
Favourite Part of being in the Sports Dept….Free entry to the annual sports awards
Least Favourite Part…Having to sit at a table at the sports awards with all our Donegal colleagues who are still raving about beating Mayo. Can I not be left alone to get over this?
Favourite Sporting Ground…Monastery Field, Clifden, home of Connemara RFC.
One Sporting Wish…I’m from Mayo, so you can have a guess.


Kevin Dwyer

Nickname…I dislike nicknames.
Height….Big enough
Weight….More than big enough
What do you do…..Sports reporter/ commentator
Favourite Sport…Football ( Gaelic, that is. But love all other sports with a special leaning for horse racing) the sport I play is golf.
Favourite Part of being involved in Sports Dept – meeting so many nice people
Least Favourite Part…A wet cold day on a sideline where there are no facilities.
Favourite Sporting Ground…Tuam Stadium (where else) but I also like Pearse Stadium, And Ballinrobe Race Course.
One Sporting Wish…Another Galway All-Ireland (in football or hurling)

George McDonagh

What do you do … Racing & Greyhound Racing correspondent also all matters betting related
Sport Playing career… spent twenty years toiling in the front row (when men were men) and when the scrum half put the ball in straight to the scrum.  Also was once on the same playing field as the great Joe Cooney
Favourite Sport…Horse Racing
Favourite Ground… The Theatre Of Dreams OLD TRAFFORD
Sporting Wish…That some year we can report that everyone who attended a sporting event in our great country returned home safely
Favourite sporting quote….”When the seagulls follow the trawler it is because the sardines are
being thrown into the sea ”

Darren Kelly

Nickname……Daz,.Dazzler, Speedy
Age…. 26 + VAT
Weight….See above
What do you …. Camogie Correspondent, Hurling Reporter, Chess Expert ?
Favourite Sport…Would be hurling and camogie but also love my snooker and darts. Dont forget the chess.
Favourite Part of being in the Sports Dept…. Commentating, Upsetting DJs by refusing to hand back when game is level in.injury time
Least Favourite Part… Cold December Saturdays when there is no Press Box
Favourite Sporting Venue … Duggan Park, Ballinasloe (its home) but I always enjoy the atmosphere in Nowlan Park, Kilkenny
Sporting Wish….. Galway to finally All-Ireland in camogie or hurling, Jimmy White to finally win the World Snooker Championship

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