Saturday 17 February 2018

Joanne Cantwell to anchor The Sunday Game following Michael Lyster's retirement

Joanne Cantwell will anchor The Sunday Game Live following Michael Lyster's retirement
Joanne Cantwell will anchor The Sunday Game Live following Michael Lyster's retirement
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Joanne Cantwell will anchor The Sunday Game Live following Michael Lyster's retirement at the end of the 2018 GAA Championship.

Michael Lyster is leaving the flagship GAA programme after 34 years at the helm.

Former Dublin footballer Joanne Cantwell joined RTÉ in 2007 as a reporter on The Sunday Game Live and has earned a long list of credits since then including presenting The Saturday Game Live, rugby magazine programme Against The Head and the RTÉ Sports Awards.

"I'm passionate about our national games and having joined RTÉ as sideline reporter on The Sunday Game Live 11 years ago, I'm delighted to take up the anchor position on such an iconic show," she said.

"Michael Lyster is a true broadcasting legend whom I've always greatly admired. He has held the fort for the past 34 years in his own inimitable style."

Ryle Nugent, Group Head of RTÉ Sport said he has "no doubt that Joanne will do an outstanding job when she takes over next year".

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