Former Donegal and Gaoth Dobhair legend Kevin Cassidy is set to feature on the panel for the first episode of Spórt Iris on TG4 next Friday, June 3rd.
The two time All-Star winner will join Marc Ó Sé , Michael Rice and Joe Connolly on the panel of the show hosted by Kerry footballing legend Dara Ó Cinnéide and TG4 presenter Gemma Ní Chionnaith.
The first show next Friday will air live at 9.55pm from the opening night of Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta in Leitir Mór, Co. Galway.
Thereafter, Dara and Gemma will be joined each week in Croke Park by a panel of experts to analyse and preview all the best of the summer Sports action from the United Rugby Championship, the GAA Hurling, Football, Peil na mBan and Camogie Championships as well as the action from the Galway Races to name but a few.
Speaking about the launch of the new Show, Dara Ó Cinnéide said: “I’m really looking forward to being back on TG4 with this exciting new production.
“With its mix of expert analysis, chat about the talking points of the week and live interviews with the main characters of the drama that will unfold during the summer, I believe Spórt Iris going out each Friday night will fill a void in the weekly schedule for the sports-mad Irish audience.”
No stranger to sporting audiences from her recent hosting of Rugbaí Beo for TG4, Gemma Ní Chionnaith added: “For so long now people have commented to me about the lack of a weekly sports show previewing all the weekends sporting action on Irish television so I’m delighted to be part of this new series from TG4. I’m looking forward to getting out and about to connect with the stories that will be preoccupying us all during the summer.”