Joanne Cantwell is a Radio and TV Sports Broadcaster with RTÉ. She was previously the sideline reporter on The Sunday Game for the past eleven years and now anchors the show, having taken over the reins from Michael Lyster in 2019. Joanne currently presents Saturday Sport with Des Cahill which airs on RTÉ Radio One from 2pm-6pm taking listeners at home through the most important matches of the day.
Joanne has been a Sports Journalist for nearly twenty years and began her journalism career while still in DCU covering weekend sport on FM104. In 2001, she joined TV3 where she produced news bulletins and presented the Sports Tonight show. After seven years in TV3, Joanne moved to RTÉ in 2007 where she has worked across a variety of sports and programmes on both TV and radio, including Against the Head, the rugby magazine show. In April 2016, she was the first woman to anchor RTÉ’s coverage of the Champions League. 2016 also saw Joanne act as the afternoon anchor on RTÉ for the Olympic Games coverage in Rio.
Coming from a sporting background, Joanne was first called up to the Dublin Senior Panel when she was 16 and was part of the team that climbed from the third to the first division, earning an All-Star nomination along the way and a GAA scholarship to DCU.
Joanne lives in Kildare with her husband and two daughters.
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