Sky Sports Gaelic Games presenters and analysts

Broadcaster announces on-screen line-up for its GAA coverage

Rachel Wyse.

Wyse, a former Ireland international show jumper, is a presenter on Sky Sports News, will be co-presenter of the Gaelic games coverage.

"It's a huge opportunity. I've been working with Sky for four years and have seen how they package sports. It will be my job to get the best out of the experts - remember, I'm Irish and know that half the world will be tuning in to see this."

Brian Carney


Carney, a former dual rugby international in both league and union, won a Wicklow junior A football championship with Valleymount in 1998. He is presenter of Sky Sports rugby league coverage and will also co-present the station's Gaelic games broadcasts. "I'm excited to come back because I didn't think I'd get a chance to work here. I'm familiar with Gaelic games and played football although to no great standard."

Peter Canavan
(Football)


Canavan's work as a pundit is well known. He worked on TV3's GAA coverage in recent years and made a significant contribution to the development of the technology used in the station's analysis. He enjoyed a stellar inter-county career, which included two All-Ireland under-21 titles and two senior championships, captaining the first Tyrone team to win the Sam Maguire in 2003 and winning a second in 2005. He will be the lead analyst for football.

Paul Earley
(Football)


Paul Earley is manager of the Ireland international rules team. He played for Roscommon, winning an All Star, and spent time with Melbourne in the AFL in the 1980s. He has featured as a co-commentator on Setanta's coverage of league matches. One of the most highly-qualified coaching tutors in the GAA, Earley was also a key member of the Football Review Committee.

James O'Connor (Hurling)

Hurler of the Year in 1997, O'Connor was a member of the two Clare teams to win All-Ireland titles in the 1990s. Since retirement he has been active in coaching, working with his school St Flannan's and the Clare minors. As a pundit and commentator he is also well known, having worked on TV3's championship coverage since 2008. He will be Sky's lead analyst for hurling.

Nicky English (Hurling)

Another hurler of the year, in 1989, English is another with wide media experience. He has been hurling analyst for The Irish Times for the past nine years and for TV3's hurling coverage. He won All-Irelands with Tipperary in 1989 and '91 and managed his county between 1999 and 2002, leading them to an All-Ireland in 2001. He will feature as a co-commentator.

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