“Newstalk has confirmed that Eoin McDevitt, Simon Hick, Ken Early, Ciaran Murphy and Mark Horgan have resigned from its sports department,” said an official statement from the station.
“Ger Gilroy, Newstalk Sports Editor, who devised Off the Ball in 2002, will be joined by mainstays of the Newstalk sports team - Cian Murtagh, David McIntyre and Joe Molloy - in taking over the running of the show, starting tonight.
“Newstalk would like to thank Eoin, Simon, Ken, Ciaran and Mark for their contributions to the station and wish them luck in their future endeavours.”
The show has won nine PPI awards, according to the show’s official Newstalk website, which has removed pictures of the presenters in the last few minutes.
The popular show has built a loyal following over the years and many fans used social media to express their alarm at the news.
This Off The Ball thing is as traumatic as the 'inevitability-of-growing-up' bits of Toy Story.
A charity that raised millions for a new ward at Cork University Hospital (CUH) has refused to hand over the money after management reneged on a commitment to ringfence beds for cystic fibrosis (CF) patients.
Four years after the closure of Dell's manufacturing plant in Limerick with the loss of 1,900 jobs the devastated site at Raheen Industrial Park is poised for a revival following investment from US pharmaceutical giant Regeneron.
There may have been a collective groan in Munster at the prospect of another Sunday lunchtime Heineken Cup kick-off, but the prospect of a final pool game with Edinburgh in the supposed graveyard shift was being viewed more optimistically within provincial headquarters.
A nurse has described how she cried 'Jesus, what are you doing?' and snatched a scalpel from a doctor's hand, moments before he was about to cut into an elderly patient's vein in order to take a blood sample.
MYTHS are the stories that groups tell themselves: the beautiful lies that allow life go on. This is a week of great myth making. In the death and interment of Nelson Mandela we are witnessing modern myth being made in front of our eyes. But myths can be pernicious and evil — corroding life as well as enhancing it.