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New RTÉ role for Sixmilebridge’s Marie Crowe

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Sixmilebridge’s Marie Crowe is now fronting a revamped ‘Game On’ alongside Ruby Walsh and Donncha O’Callaghan.

RTÉ 2FM’s weekly sports show is now doubling in size with an extra hour added to the show as it airs from 6pm to 8pm Monday to Friday. O’Callaghan the holder of 94 Irish caps and the winner of three Triple Crowns, one Grand Slam plus two Heineken Cups with Munster is a fresh face to the show with twelve time Irish Champion jockey as is Ruby Walsh who in May called time on a glittering career which included riding over 2,500 winners.

A daughter of Tim and Bernie, Marie is one of six children from the sports mad Crowe family. Her youngest brother Timmy is a former Irish sprinter, with her father currently manages the Sixmilebridge senior hurlers who play Cratloe in the Clare SHC final next weekend.

Since May 2008, her work has regularly appeared in The Sunday Independent with Marie’s reputation as a sports journalist soaring during this period. She was one of the main sports presenters on the short-lived UTV Ireland and in recent years has started reporting with RTÉ leading to her latest promotion.

In the first two shows of the new-look Game On, guests included Irish soccer manager Mick McCarthy and All-Ireland winning Dublin footballer Jack McCaffrey.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, TheJournal.ie and The42.ie. A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to - paraic@clareecho.ie

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