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RTÉ is launching a new GAA radio show and everyone's favourite reporter is hosting it

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rte2 Squad photo at this morning's launch. Source: Brian McEvoy/RTÉ

Updated 19.37

RTÉ HAVE ADDED a new programme to their GAA championship coverage with ‘The Marty Squad’ launching this Sunday on Radio 1.

Hosted by Marty Morrissey and Paddy McKenna, the hour long show will ‘take a fresh look’ at the championship with a panel of guests including former Roscommon goalkeeper Shane Curran, David Herity and Cork camogie star Anna Geary.

The programme replaces Second Captains Championship, but the men behind the podcast were in magnanimous mood when tweeting about the change of scheduling this evening.

In addition to Morrissey and McKenna, Brenda Donohue will be travelling the country as to get a flavour of the sights and sounds of the summer games.

“To win an All-Ireland takes a great squad of players… and it’s the same for radio! I am delighted to be part of this new squad and to work for the first time with Paddy Mc Kenna and to renew acquaintances with Brenda Donohue,” Morrissey said at today’s launch.

“But it’s not about us, it’s about you, your feelings, your joy and your heartbreak as we travel together to Croke Park for the All-Ireland Finals.”

rte7 It'll be a party with Marty. Source: Brian McEvoy/RTÉ

“I’m really looking forward to co-presenting The Marty Squad,” McKenna added.

“We have something like seven All-Ireland medals on the expert panel; Marty is Clare, Brenda is Dublin they and their fellow countymen live, breath and expect GAA success and titles. I’m from Leitrim … so they must have decided they needed to balance all that out.”

- Originally published at 14.02

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