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Wyse favourite with bookies for anchor role


Rachel Wyse of Sky Sports News

Rachel Wyse of Sky Sports News

Rachel Wyse of Sky Sports News

THERE is already much speculation about who will bring Sky Sports' coverage of the national game to living rooms around the country.

A spokesperson for Sky last night said he could not comment on who the station's new presenters, commentators or pundits would be, insisting it would be up to the station's production staff to determine

However, leading bookmakers Paddy Power suspended betting on Rachel Wyse, Sky Sports News presenter and Irish Independent columnist, being one of the station's anchors.

Former RTE sports presenter Con Murphy may be another potential target while Setanta hosts Ger Gilroy and Eoin McDevitt have been building up significant experience. Donal Og Cusack is a likely hurling target after impressing on the 'Sunday Game' last year.

Paddy Power last night installed former Dublin legend Kevin Moran and recently retired Paul Galvin as favourites to land a football analyst role at 6/5. Others in contention include Anthony Tohill, Ciaran Whelan, Padraig Joyce, Graham Canty and Tomas O Se.

Hull City striker Shane Long, a minor hurler with his native Tipperary, is joint favourite to get a pundit's role for hurling at 6/4, alongside Nicky English.

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