Second Captains join Radio 1 for GAA Show

The Second Captains team are joining RTÉ Radio 1 with a brand-new weekly GAA show in association with The Irish Times.

Making the move back to radio from television, the show will be hosted by Eoin McDevitt and Ciaran Murphy each Sunday at 6pm from June 22nd.

Head of RTÉ Radio 1, Tom McGuire said: “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. 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.”

Their last radio show was at Newstalk but they left last year under a cloud of smoke. Since then the team have launched a Podcast.

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 Eoin McDevitt, Ken Early, Ciaran Murphy, Mark Horgan and Simon Hick. Listeners will be familiar with the team having just completed the second series of their RTÉ Two Television show – Second Captains Live. They produce four online shows a week to stream and download on irishtimes.com, attracting over 1.3 million SoundCloud plays alone in the first three months of this year.

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