Joanne Cantwell, RTÉ
In February 2018 Joanne Cantwell was announced as the successor to Michael Lyster as host of The Sunday Game Live on RTÉ Television.
It is the highest profile anchor role in Irish sport and the first time it has been held by a woman.
It completes a full circle for Cantwell who joined RTÉ from TV3 in 2007 and was a reporter on the programme as her first role with the state broadcaster.
She has been a regular presenter of the Rugby magazine programme Against the Head and one of the team of presenters hosting RTÉ’s coverage from the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. She was in the hot seat when Katie Taylor was defeated at those games.
That same summer she was the main presenter of the Paralympic Games.
Cantwell played football for Dublin, helping them to a first Leinster title and winning an All-Star in 1998.
She is a graduate of DCU in Journalism.
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Over the coming weeks, we will identify more leaders on and off the field of play. They will include those who are role models in terms of their abilities and what they have achieved. They will come from teams and individual sports, from sponsorship partners, from the media, from the administrative corridors of power and from places where influence may be subtle but no less powerful.
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