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Tomás Ó Sé and Brendan Cummins join RTÉ's GAA coverage for 2014 Championships

Updated: Friday, 09 May 2014 17:39 | Comments

Cummins and Ó Sé will be on the Sunday Game panel this year
Cummins and Ó Sé will be on the Sunday Game panel this year

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Five-time All-Ireland-winning Kerry footballer Tomás Ó Sé and two-time champion Tipperary goalkeeper Brendan Cummins have joined RTÉ's team of GAA analysts for the 2014 championships.

This year's championship coverage on RTÉ will be launched with a special broadcast of RTÉ Radio 1’s Saturday Sport tomorrow at 2pm.

The radio special - previewing all the summer’s action - will come from the homes of the reigning All Ireland senior Champions, Dublin and Clare. There will be live broadcasts from St Vincent’s GAA Club in Dublin and Sixmilebridge GAA Club in Clare.

The first new member joining the RTÉ team this year is Tomás Ó Sé.

Ó Sé made his debut with Kerry in 1998, going on to win eight Munster titles with the Kingdom and five All-Ireland titles, making a record 88 championship appearances before hanging up his boots last October.

Cummins enjoyed an equally glittering career with the Tipperary hurlers, claiming every honour in the the game, including two All-Ireland medals and five All Star awards. In addition, he won five Munster hurling medals, three National League titles, and also has three All-Ireland runner-up medals.

This year also sees the return of Cork’s two-time All Star-winning goalkeeper Dónal Óg Cusack, who will bring his forensic analysis of the hurling championship to Sunday Game viewers across the summer.

Both Ó Sé and Cummins will offer genuine analysis and insight into this year's GAA action and will join regular panellists Pat Spillane, Colm O’Rourke, Donal Óg Cusak Kevin McStay, Ger Loughnane, Liam Sheedy and Eddie Brennan as RTÉ broadcast 31 games of the All-Ireland Championships.

Group Head of RTÉ Sport Ryle Nugent said: “Each summer the GAA championship plays a central role in RTÉ Sport’s schedule across all platforms and this season promises to be one to savour.

"The GAA championship is a unique sporting and cultural experience that RTÉ is proud to share with the Irish public and we look forward to once again capturing the unique excitement, skill and emotion of the championship that defines the summer for GAA fans."

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