New premier sports team sign for Newstalk

Newstalk has secured the exclusive Sunday Barclays Premier league rights for a further three years and signed a number of football stars to report on it.

The new team includes former Ireland and Premier League stars Kenny Cunningham, Steven Reid, Gary Breen, Pat Nevin, Jason McAteer and Alan McLoughlin.

Football legends and broadcasting veterans John Giles, Paddy Crerand and Phil Thompson will also join the sports team covering Newstalk Sport Saturday / Sunday and Off the Ball delivering football coverage and analysis.

Ger Gilroy, Newstalk’s sports editor said: “The Premier League has to be one of the most emotion-grabbing sports championships, watched across the world. Throughout the 2013/2014 season and subsequent two years, the Newstalk sports team and all-star panel will deliver match-day commentary with pre and post-game dissection, while Off the Ball will tackle the inevitable issues, as they develop.

“Securing another three-year broadcasting deal, with the Barclays Premier League, is testament to the dedication and commitment shown by Newstalk’s sports team on a weekly basis. I would like to thank them for the outstanding work they have done in securing this contract. I would also like to thank our all-star panel who, I’m sure, will provide vast in-depth knowledge with some laughs along the way.”

Premier League Director of Sales and Marketing, Richard Masters, added: “We are very pleased that Newstalk has again chosen to invest in the Premier League. We look forward to working with them over the next three seasons as they continue to broadcast top quality radio commentary of Barclays Premier League matches in Ireland.”

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