Footballer Keith Andrews and comedian Eric Lalor have joined Radio NOVA’s team to present ‘Euro 2016 Live’.
The show, which will offer a take on the Euro 2016 championship, will run on Radio Nova every Saturday at 1pm from June 11th and will see Andrews and Lalor team up with NOVA’s Johnny Bowe for a two-hour weekly Euro-blitz.
Keith has played internationally for the Republic of Ireland numerous times and was named Irish Player of the Year for 2012. His club career includes Wolverhampton Wanderers, Hull City, Milton Keynes Dons, Stoke City, West Bromwich Albion and Bolton Wanderers. He is a regular commentator for TV3, and Sky Sports amongst others.
Eric was crowned Irish Standup Comedian of the Year on two occasions. He is also currently starring in an acting role in RTE Soap, Fair City.
Together, they will present a two-hour weekly show with analysis of Euro 2016 as it progresses with banter, commentary, input from listeners, music and more.
Euro 2016 Live continues Radio Nova’s foray into sport coverage and comes after the radio station secured Brent Pope to present Rugby World Cup Live last year.
Keith Andrews said, “I’m really looking forward to the new show and bringing our analysis to the listeners. There’ll be so much excitement in this year’s tournament and we’ll be bringing that live to NOVA’s listeners each week with analysis and special guests too”.
Eric Lalor said, “I’m hugely excited to be doing this show on Radio Nova with Keith Andrews. Combining my two favourite things, craic and football! Come on Ireland!”.
Euro 2016 Live will be broadcast every Saturday afternoon from 1-3pm on Radio Nova, commencing 11th June and will be anchored by Johnny Bowe, well-known amongst NOVA listeners for his Saturday & Sunday sports coverage.
NOVA’s CEO, Kevin Branigan, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Keith and Eric to the team. We’ll be bringing a somewhat satirical view to Euro 2016 each week and mixing our trademark seriously addictive music with expert analysis and a few hoots along the way!”.