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 developed from the writer position he took up to become features editor and, eventually, moved into the editor role. Along the way, he has formed a partnership with Colm Parkinson on The GAA Hour and hosted Corbett & McGrath's Big Build-Up. 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'll flirt with 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 the producer of Baz and Andrew's House of Rugby - or 'Prod' as Andrew Trimble likes to call him.

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.

Rob O'Hanrahan

Having heard one too many “sure ya have a face for radio” jokes, Rob left the medium and joined the SportsJOE team in the summer of 2019, producing Corbett and McGrath’s Big Build-Up throughout the All-Ireland Hurling Championship. He did the same for The JOEpan Rugby Show during the World Cup, presenting the show alongside Jerry Flannery. He’s a regular contributor on Ireland AM and has hopped into the presenter’s chair on Premier Sports’ Premier League coverage a couple of times. Rugby, GAA and football are his sports, but his real passion is being told how old Troy Parrott is.

Colm Parkinson

The former Laois GAA and Ireland International Rules player has paved a distinguished career for himself in media and has been central to SportsJOE's output since early 2016. The producer and presenter of The GAA Hour has also fronted SportsJOE Live and GAA Jackass.