About SportsJOE

SportsJOE is a leading Irish media brand, home of The GAA Hour, The Hard Yards, SportsJOE Live and, of course, SportsJOE.ie.

Bringing 1.9 million people to the website every month, SportsJOE is also attracting over 3 million video views and has 70,000 listens on The GAA Hour every seven days.

We do sport 24 hours a day, seven days a week - because sport never sleeps.

Through original content, feature pieces, breaking news stories and an exceptional team of multimedia journalists, SportsJOE is the place the party starts and where the party will always keep going.

The SportsJOE Team

Conán Doherty (Editor)

Hailing from Derry, Conán's accent may only have gotten stronger despite joining the SportsJOE team during its inception in 2014. A former sports journalist with the Derry Post and the Derry News, Conán became digital editor for the launch of DerryNow.com before relocating to the capital.

In the space of four years with SportsJOE, he has developed from the writer position he took up to become features editor and, eventually, move into the editor role. Along the way, he has formed a famous partnership with Colm Parkinson on The GAA Hour and hosted and produced The Making Of video series.

He's also a lecturer in sports journalism in Griffith College and, after finally building up the courage to transfer club, he's now a proud Skerries Harps Gael.

Patrick McCarry

Patrick is one half of the rugby set on SportsJOE. He's also good on soccer, GAA and golf, but really, he keeps coming back to rugby. He has published the best-selling New Breed book and penned Stephen Ferris' autobiography, Man and Ball. He's an integral member of The Hard Yards rugby show as a researcher, an interviewer, pundit and, most recently, producer.

Niall McIntyre

Niall is a son of Lorrha, the most northerly parish in county Tipperary. At 17 he fled the nest to study Irish and Journalism in DCU for three years. He came out of there a fluent Gaeilgeoir and with a chip on his shoulder that he hadn't yet played for Tipperary. The call-up still hasn't come and with all that spare time on his hands, he writes about hurling and horse racing.

Ben Kiely

MMA writer/video producer/photoshopper/recovering vegetarian. SportsJOE Óg since day one. Ben has appeared on Sky Sports News, Primetime, RTE News, TV3 News, UTV News, Ireland AM and a multitude of radio shows and podcasts. Frasier Crane is his spirit animal.

Robert Redmond

Rob is a football writer from west Dublin. After having several football pieces published by The Guardian, he joined SportsJOE when it was launched in 2014. Rob had a loan spell with JOE UK before returning to become SportsJOE’s Football Lead. During his loan spell, he also completed a degree and earned a masters in Irish History from UCD, researching a dissertation on the development of Irish football. His own playing career was cruelly cut short by an ankle injury and he is biased against your favourite team.

Jack O'Toole

A former Pundit Arena and Irish Independent player, Jack switched clubs during the December transfer window of 2017. A versatile man who can play in many positions, his biggest strength is rugby.