Des Cahill explains why he is stepping down as host of The Sunday Game 5 months ago

Des Cahill explains why he is stepping down as host of The Sunday Game

Cahill has been in the role for 15 years.

Des Cahill has announced that he is to step down as host of The Sunday Game.


The RTÉ presenter has hosted the broadcaster's flagship GAA programme for 15 years. Cahill, however, has said he is stepping away to host Saturday Sport and Sunday Sport on RTÉ Radio 1.

The presenter said he wishes to cover live sport again rather than present the highlights show.

"The reason I want a change is very straightforward," Cahill said in a statement on Monday morning.


"I want to go to live games again! It's been a privilege to host The Sunday Game for the past 15 seasons, but I miss the sense of fun and anticipation as you make your way to a match, the feeling of tension and excitement, the roar of the crowd.

"I can't wait to experience that again when I'm fronting Saturday and Sunday Sport live from some of the most iconic venues in the country."


Cahill also paid tribute to the team that produce The Sunday Game. A new presenter for the long-running show will be announced in 2023.

"I'm hugely grateful and in debt to the fantastic team on The Sunday Game, who work so hard to bring the programme to air every week throughout the Championship.

"I've no doubt that their passion and commitment to deliver for the audience will continue in the seasons ahead with a new presenter in the hot seat."