Second Captains Add to Radio Waves

Second CaptainsSecond Captains, the popular podcast and occasional TV show from the former Newstalk Off the Ball team, is to appear as a weekly programme on RTÉ Radio 1 from later this month.

The GAA themed show will go out at 6PM and cover that afternoon’s Championship action.

The show will be presented by Eoin McDevitt along with his co-presenter, Ciaran Murphy.

Never mind the rivalry on the pitch or even behind the cameras between Sky Sports and RTE TV, it look like one of the hottest sporting battles of the summer and beyond will be between those with the microphones, especially after Newstalk signed Brian O’Driscoll to join Ger Gilroy and his team during the week.

“Building on the great success of Sunday Sport, this new show follows in the footsteps of Sportscall and Take Your Point and will give victorious and vanquished fans alike a chance to offer their views on the race for Sam and Liam,” said Head of RTÉ Radio 1, Tom McGuire.

“As well as top-class analysis and features, Second Captains Championship will be the first place fans go to express their post-match opinion. It’s a brand new show on RTÉ Radio 1 but presented and produced in a style familiar to fans of Second Captains on RTÉ Two Television. We look forward to welcoming the boys on board with a lively engagement with listeners on summer Sundays.”

In what might be seen as a swipe at their former employers, Second Captains’ Mark Horgan said “We’re delighted to be joining Ireland’s number one radio station and look forward to broadcasting on the most important dates of the Irish summer – GAA championship Sundays.”

“We’re delighted to add live radio to Second Captains’ existing midweek online shows with The Irish Times and Second Captains Live on RTÉ Two.”

Second Captains are the multi-award winning broadcasting team of Eoin McDevitt, Ken Early, Ciaran Murphy, Mark Horgan and Simon Hick. They produce four online shows a week to stream and download on, attracting over 1.3 million SoundCloud plays alone in the first three months of this year.

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