Category: News, News, Newstalk Tag:

Dublin, Thursday 14thApril 2016 Newstalk’s Off The Ball team today along with show sponsor BETDAQ were on hand to present a cheque to Down Syndrome Ireland.


Newtalk’s Off the Ball team and their Premier League analyst Kevin Kilbane have used their football nous to earn some hard cash for a very good cause.


Every Saturday, with thanks to show sponsor BETDAQ, our OTB football brains pit their wits against the market to predict football results and outcomes. The leading forecaster at the end of March was the 110 times capped former Ireland international player who has chosen to donate the team’s total winnings of €1,240 to Down Syndrome Ireland.


Commenting on his success Kevin Kilbane says ‘Firstly a big thank you to BETDAQ for making it possible to help a charity so close to me, but most of all a big thank you for giving me the opportunity to show Ger, Nathan & Dave that they know nothing about football which is of course something I’ve been saying for a long time!’


CEO of Down Syndrome Ireland Pat Clarke said “We sincerely wish to thank Kevin for his ongoing support of Down Syndrome Ireland – without people like Kevin; we would simply not be able to continue providing vital services for people with Down syndrome and their families across Ireland. We’re delighted that Kevin’s football knowledge has led to this fantastic donation! We’d also like to thank the team at Newstalk and BETDAQ for supporting charities like Down Syndrome Ireland.”


Greg Walker P.R.O. with BETDAQ added; ‘BETDAQ are delighted to be able to support Down Syndrome Ireland on behalf of Kevin Kilbane and Off The Ball.  This is a fantastic charity to support, one that does a huge amount of good work and we are thrilled that Kevin has chosen them.  The whole Off the Ball team gave some great insight and tips every Saturday with €1,240 to show for their efforts.’


The tally has been reset and another chosen charity will hopefully do just as well by the season’s end.




Note: Kevin shares his wisdom with the Off The Ball audience every Saturday between 1-6pm.

Listen live every Monday to Thursday from 7-10pm, Fridays from 7-9pm, Saturdays from 1-6pm and Sundays from 12-6pm.  Catch the podcasts on


Join the conversation on Twitter @offtheball  #OTB