Mullin to quit RTÉ GAA team for Racing Post role

RTÉ Television have begun the search for a new Gaelic Games correspondent.

Jonathan Mullin, who was appointed to the post in 2008, is leaving Donnybrook to head up the Irish edition of the Racing Post early next month.

The 31-year-old Mayo native was the news division’s first dedicated GAA correspondent.

Mullin last night admitted he enjoyed “every day” of his time with RTÉ but is excited by this new direction.

He said: “It is a challenge but I am really looking forward to the move.

“This is a trying time for everyone in racing but it is a sport which we are world leaders in and it is an industry deserving of a high quality daily newspaper. My time in RTÉ news was a hugely positive one and I enjoyed every day.

“I worked with great people in RTÉ but the team sheet in the Irish Racing Post is very strong too and the next couple of months will be an intriguing time for Irish racing fans.”

The prestigious RTÉ position is expected to be filled before the start of the championships.

Marty Morrissey and Eamon Horan are amongst the contenders to fill the position though station chiefs may opt to look outside RTÉ for the role.

Meanwhile Dara O Cinnéide returns for a new season of TG4’s Seó Spóirt on Friday (8.30pm). The first show of the fourth series will include a preview of the Six Nations Championship and the opening weekend of the Allianz NFL.

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