Game On - New sports show starting tonight at 7pm

Damien O'Meara is in the Game On hot-seat after his transfer window deadline day move to 2FM

A new one-hour sports show called Game On starts tonight on RTÉ 2fm, with Damien O’Meara in the presenting chair.

Game On will air each week night between 7pm and 8pm and will replace Sport at 7 on RTÉ Radio 1.

The programme will feature live match commentary as well as interviews, features and expert analysis from the country’s leading pundits.

It will be extended on occasion to feature full, live and exclusive commentary from the most important sporting events.

"The best in analysis, comment and insight into sport and the big stories as they break.” - O'Meara

The first live game will be the Champions League clash between Celtic and Juventus on 12 February.

Speaking about the new show, John McMahon, head of RTÉ 2fm, said: “I’m delighted we are bringing a new strand of programming to 2fm on a nightly basis.

"Sport is hugely important to so many Irish people, none more-so than 2fm’s core 20-44 year old age group.

"By providing an entertaining, informative and expertly assembled sports programme every night, and including some great live coverage on 2fm, we are increasing RTÉ’s commitment to public service programming for all audiences across RTÉ’s channels."

Presenter Damien O’Meara says: “Game On marks a big departure for both RTÉ Sport and 2fm, and to be handed the reins of the show is both an honour and the source of great excitement.

"UEFA Champions League action; coverage of the Republic Of Ireland’s soccer internationals; the provinces’ progression in the Rabo Direct Pro 12 and much more is set to provide us with live action that is unrivalled on Irish radio.

"We can’t wait to compliment that with the best in analysis, comment and insight into sport and the big stories as they break.”