Off the Ball hopes to score with paid model – even if it caught fans offside

The popular sports talkshow has decided to charge for some of its content leading to an outcry from listeners on social media

John Duggan, Nathan Murphy, Ger Gilroy, Joe Molloy and Aisling O’Reilly of the popular sports talkshow Off The Ball

The decision by Off The Ball, the popular sports talkshow owned by Bauer Media, to move to a subscription based model caught many off guard with a sudden announcement last week.

It also led to a wave of disgruntlement on social media from listeners.

Off The Ball, which was spun off from Newstalk in 2017 but remained on its airwaves, will charge €9.99 per month with 10 months for the price of 12 for its ...