Monday, 30 March 2009
. Celebrity Bainisteoir fever has hit our screens and the country once more. It's an eight part series.
. Derek is one of the Bainisteoirí
. Celebrity Bainisteoir is on RTE 1 each Sunday at 6.30pm.
. Derek's club is Glasdrumman GAA Club. The club was founded in 1952 and has its headquarters at Quarter Road. The club was promoted to Division 2 for the first time in its history. (Mentor is Pete McGrath) www.downgaa.net/downgaa/clubs/glasdrumman/glasdrumman.htm
Broadcaster Derek Davis
Veteran RTE broadcaster. (One time co-presenter of Live at Three, an afternoon, magazine show on RTE).
. Derek has had a long and varied career as a broadcaster.
. Beginning as a news reporter with the American network ABC and BBC Northern Ireland before heading to the RTE newsroom for 11 years.
. Derek has also presented the Rose of Tralee on two occasions - the first when Gay Byrne was taken ill at short notice.
. He is probably best known for co-presenting Live at Three on RTÉ One for 11 years. He had an interactive summer show called Davis and a panel show Play the Game. He has co-presented shows for BBC Northern Ireland.
. He also presented a marine programme devoted to boats and the waters around Ireland, called Out of the Blue.
. He has also appeared on Time on Their Hands, a travel series for middle-aged people.
. On radio Davis presented a show called A Question of Food and appears frequently on RTÉ Radio 1.