Thursday 12 December 2019

Paul Galvin and Peter Canavan set to score for GAA on Sky

Sam Griffin

SKY Sports is lining up All-Ireland winners Paul Galvin and Peter Canavan as the faces of its GAA coverage this summer.

The pair, along with Sky Sports News anchor and Irish Independent writer Rachel Wyse, are expected to front the commercial broadcaster's inaugural season of GAA coverage.

In March the GAA announced it had signed a deal with Sky Sports which will have exclusive rights to 14 championship clashes this summer, in addition to shared coverage of the senior football and hurling finals.

Speculation has been rife about who will be the faces of Sky's GAA coverage with presenting, commentary and punditry roles, among many others, up for grabs.

When the deal was announced, recently retired Kerry forward Paul Galvin was installed as an early favourite to nab a permanent football pundit's role by bookmakers PaddyPower at odds of 6/5.

Former Tyrone captain Peter Canavan was further back at 8/1.

Sky Sports declined to comment but the Irish Independent understands Galvin and Canavan are the two front-runners and could be announced as the first recruits very soon.

Last night Paul Galvin said he would not comment on the matter but it is understood he has been in negotiations with Sky about becoming a pundit.

Peter Canavan did not respond to efforts to contact him but the Tyrone legend is no stranger to the small screen. He previously worked as a pundit with TV3 as part of its GAA coverage.

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