LIMERICK man Conor McNamara has been unveiled as commentator on Sky Sports’ coverage of the British and Irish series Lions in South Africa.
McNamara is expected to comment on a total of eight live matches from the tour, starting with the first warm-up game against the Emirates Lions in Johannesburg this Saturday, July 3.
Sky Sports have also confirmed that former Munster and Ireland coach and current La Rochelle coach Ronan O’Gara will be part of their TV coverage of this summer’s Lions tour.
Limerick man Conor Murray is the captain of the Lions on their tour of South Africa.
Conor McNamara replaces regular Sky Sports rugby commentator Miles Harrison, who is recovering from colon cancer surgery.
In a social media post, Conor McNamara said he had “giant boots to fill,” but it was “such an honor to be asked to keep the seat warm for the better of the business. “.
McNamara continued, âSome people are truly irreplaceable, but I’m going to do my best to make him (Miles Harrison) proud this summer.
âI am delighted to have received the call to comment on this huge series on Sky Sports.
âAll commentators seek authentic drama and emotion, the chance to capture the great moments that are long remembered and nothing offers this opportunity like a Lions tour.
“I can’t wait to get started and see what happens in the weeks to come.”
Sky Sports announced this week that a dedicated pop-up channel to replace Sky Sports Action from Saturday July 17 to August 10 will provide 24 days of non-stop coverage for the British and Irish Lions’ test matches against South Africa, including exclusive live coverage, highlights, documentaries and archival footage.
â¦ A few giant boots to fill inâ¦ but it’s such an honor to be asked to keep the seat warm for the best of the business @MilesHarrisonTV.
Some people are truly irreplaceable, but I’ll do my best to make him proud this summer. pic.twitter.com/ICvGfV9TGa
– Conor McNamara (@ConorMcNamaraIE)
June 28, 2021