Robbie Irwin

Since I was a tiny bunny I wanted to work in radio and after spells with Dublin pirates Vanessa Ard and Big D, I was lucky to part of the start of Radio 2 as it was – cominatcha! Here I produced many big names including Gerry Ryan, Marty Whelan, Dave Fanning, Ian Dempsey and Mike Moloney.  Millenium Radio was my happiest period in RTE radio and after that I worked for Century, Radio Ireland and Today FM where I won ‘Sports Broadcaster Of The Year’.  I returned to RTE Sport and spent many happy years in both TV and radio sport, where I was producer/presenter on The Olympics, Sunday Game, Soccer World Cups, Champions League, 6 Nations Rugby, Cheltenham Racing Festival and many more events.  I’ve been responsible for several radio shows including Saturday and Sunday Sport on Radio 1 and more recently for Game On on 2FM.  But my favourite show was The Sportsbag which I presented and produced, proudly for 8 years on RTE.

I’m a huge Sports fan and in particular love GAA Racing and Rugby, but I remain loyal to Man Utd and travel over regularly to Old Trafford as we are season ticket holders (although there’s very little to cheer about at the moment!).  I’m currently studying Photography and hope to develop (get it) that interest further.  I’m a great fan of music in particular The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Anita Baker, Adele, Coldplay and many more and still love to collect vinyl and cd’s to top up my collection.