Second Captains Sunday Saturday 31 December 2016
Second Captains Sunday: RTE Radio 1, Sundays at 10am
The multi-award winning Second Captains return to RTE Radio 1 with a brand new Sunday morning show featuring high-profile comedians, actors and journalists from outside the world of sport.
Combining music, chat and revealing profile interviews, Second Captains Sunday brings the lively, light-hearted and humorous tone synonymous with Second Captains to a weekend audience far beyond traditional sports fans.
Presented by Eoin McDevitt, Ciaran Murphy and Ken Early, the show picks apart the week’s main events from popular culture, current affairs as well as the back pages, with the help every week of a guest from the world of comedy, acting, journalism, music or politics. Second Captains Sunday’s main feature is This Sporting Life, where a special guest explains how sport has impacted on them – for good and bad. They'll discuss playing and watching sport as kids and in those awkward adolescent years, parental or teacher pressures and their passion or otherwise for sport in their current lives. At the end of the series, Second Captains will crown one of their guests with the prestigious title of Ireland's Greatest Non-Sportsperson Sportsperson.
With a huge amount of text and tweet interaction, Second Captains Sunday absorbs and reflects the upbeat mood of a Sunday morning.
About Second Captains:
Second Captains was founded by Eoin McDevitt, Ken Early, Ciaran Murphy, Mark Horgan and Simon Hick in 2013. The team have won nine national radio PPI awards and have produced five series of the television programme Second Captains Live on RTE 2, which was nominated for an IFTA in 2015. They also present and produce Ireland's most popular podcast Second Captains for The Irish Times, which has officially been the country's most downloaded show since 2013. They were voted as one of iTunes ten best podcasts of all time in the UK and Ireland earlier this year – the only Irish podcast named amongst shows such as Serial, BBC Friday Night Comedy and In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg. Last year they published their first book - The Second Captains Sports Annual, Volume 1.