Newstalk sports editor, Ger Gilroy, took over the presenting duties on tonight's Off The Ball after the resignation of the regular team from the station. At the beginning of the show he addressed the issue with a short statement.
First things first. We didn't really expect to be here tonight, but we are.
That's because the lads have made a pitch to start the show every night at six o'clock. Station management couldn't accommodate that and the lads have decided to resign.
All that I really want to say about this now is that we're going to miss our friends. Ken, Eoin, Mark, Simon and Murph are an amazing group of people with. They've helped change how sport is talked about in Ireland forever. They make great radio and they helped make radio great.
We're all going to miss them and we wish them all the very best of luck in the future.