*Eimear Considine. Photograph: Sportsfile

A Kilmihil woman will be part of a first for Irish sports broadcasting this weekend.

Eimear Considine will be part of the all the female line-up that will present, analyse and commentate on Sunday’s meeting of Leinster and Cardiff Blues in the Guinness PRO14, coverage of which begins at 16:55.

She will be on analysis duty alongside fellow Irish internationals Derbhile Níc a Bhaird and Jenny Murphy. The coverage will be presented by Máire Treasa Ní Dhubghaill with Máire Ní Bhraonáin in the commentary box.

Full-back for Ireland during the most recent 6 Nations, Eimear has been an analyst with Rugbaí Beo for the past three seasons. A co-captain with Munster, the Dublin based secondary school teacher has recently began presenting the ‘House of Rugby’ podcast alongside Ian Madigan and Fergus McFadden.

Commenting on the development, Rónán Ó Coisdealbha, TG4 head of sport outlined, “TG4 have a deep commitment to female participation in sport and firmly believe in the underlying principle of the 20×20 campaign, that ‘if she can’t see it, she can’t be it’. Sunday’s coverage will be a realisation of the pledge we made in March 2019 to develop female commentary talent and another step on the road to addressing the lack of visibility and cultural perceptions of women in sport”.

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