Wednesday 21 March 2018

New faces, please

• I welcomed the editorial by John Boland in today's edition of your paper, headlined 'New talent needed to freshen old boys' club'.

As a former Italian sports journalist resident in Ireland, covering the Republic of Ireland for 23 years for a major Italian daily sports paper, I have on many occasions written to RTE complaining about their non-inclusiveness in their international soccer commentary, which seems to be rotating around the same trio.

Surely on big occasions when, say, Spain, Italy, Brazil or any other country is involved, it would be ideal to include on the panel a sports journalist living in Ireland representing any of these countries. I think Irish viewers are owed that and would be interested in a "different angle".

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