Combining music, chat and revealing profile interviews, the multi-award winning Second Captains bring shows with a lively, light-hearted and humorous tone to an audience far beyond traditional sports fans.
Presented by Eoin McDevitt, Ciaran Murphy and Ken Early, their critically-acclaimed Summer morning show Second Captains Sundayfeatures high-profile comedians, actors and journalists from outside the world of sport. In their first series alone, the show welcomed the likes of Lenny Abrahamson, Dara O’Briain, David O’Doherty, James Vincent McMorrow and Des Bishop.
Actress and comedian Aisling Bea joined the Second Captains to talk about success, failure and to throw a bit of sport into the mix for good measure. Actually, it’s no stretch for Aisling to talk sport as she comes from a long line of horse riders and her mother was a trailblazer in the world of professional flat racing.
“In many ways, she was quite a pioneer for female jockeys… I’m extremely proud of her. It is interesting how… there aren’t as many women in my industry in comedy as there should and could and hopefully will be but it is interesting growing up watching a woman in a male dominated industry and kind of like plowing ahead… There are lots of parallels in terms of her career with mine. I remember she always said, if she won a race, it was because the horse was fast but if she lost the race, oh, it was a female jockey, so that’s what it was… You never just got to be there on your own merit sometimes but it didn’t stop her.”