Sports broadcasting legend to leave RTE after 24 years

He will be missed!


It has been announced that one of RTE’s longest-serving sports presenters is stepping down.

The sports broadcaster had been working with RTE for 24 years.

Head of Sport, Ryle Nugent is known for his commentating on rugby games as well as summer Olympics and other sports shows.

Director of Content Jim Jennings said: “Ryle has made an enormous contribution to RTÉ both in front of and behind the scenes, particularly in the last eight years as Group Head of RTÉ Sport.

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“The fact that RTÉ has maintained such a significant portfolio of sports rights is a tribute to Ryle and all of the team in RTÉ Sport who are dedicated to bringing our national teams and national games to Irish audiences.

“We will continue on that mission, but today is about marking Ryle’s contribution. I wish Ryle the very best in all that does and thank him for his commitment and the significant contribution he has made.”

The RTÉ Group Head of Sport position will be advertised within RTÉ in the coming days

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