FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 5th, 2021
'THE IRISH NFL SHOW' TO BROADCAST FROM DUBLIN'S AVIVA STADIUM
‘The Irish NFL Show’ from Dublin's Aviva Stadium Airs Sunday, September 12th at 12:00 PM (GMT +1)
Part of a dedicated 'Kick-Off Week' schedule
The Irish NFL Show announced an extended week of shows on Sunday. The NFL season returns on Thursday night, when the Dallas Cowboys visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
On Sunday, Steve Wyche joins the show. Steve Wyche serves as a reporter for NFL Network, analyst, studio host and senior writer for NFL.com . Wyche, who joined NFL media in 2008, contributes insider reports, analysis, and moderates panel discussions on NFL Network's signature show NFL Total Access. He also files field reports at various team facilities and games on NFL GameDay Morning and NFL Now. Wyche also is a panelist on The Aftermath, which airs Monday at 3 p.m. ET. He also hosts the network's Pro Football Hall of Fame specials during the season, after the Super Bowl and during enshrinement weekend. Prior to joining NFL Network and NFL.com, Wyche spent four seasons as a beat writer for the Atlanta Journal Constitution covering the Atlanta Falcons.
Tuesday night sees the return of Neil Reynolds to The Irish NFL Show. Reynolds presents all of the Sky Sports NFL coverage in the UK and Ireland and he has covered the NFL since 1991. Prior to joining Sky, Neil co-presented BBC Radio 5 Live’s NFL coverage, and has written for football publications including First Down and Gridiron. Reynolds is a familiar face to the NFL fan in the UK and Ireland and he will talk about the various plans and programming on the Sky Sports NFL channel for the upcoming season.
On Wednesday, the team preview the NFL season in full and give their picks ahead of the season kick-off on Thursday, when the focus will shift to the first game of the season in Tampa Bay. The first game sees Cowboys QB Dak Prescott return from a lengthy injury, while Tampa Bay will want to start off on the right foot after winning the Lombardi trophy seven months ago. Both shows on Wednesday and Thursday are filmed from Dublin, Ireland.
Sunday is a landmark occasion for The Irish NFL Show as the team will broadcast from Dublin's Aviva Stadium. The Aviva is is built on the site of the former Lansdowne Road Stadium and is viewed by many as the 'European Capital of College Football', as the Aer Lingus College Football Classic has entered into a five year agreement to host games at the stadium. Nebraska will welcome Northwestern to the Aviva in August 2022.
Monday night sees the return of 'MNF IRE'. This broadcast was the highest rated during the 2020 season and is live each Monday night during the season from 10PM.
Co-Host of ‘The Irish NFL Show’, Michael McQuaid said “We are extremely excited to take our brand and content to the next level this season. We are delighted to have such esteemed guests on the show at such an important point - the start of the NFL season. Our main goal is to grow the NFL and American Football both north and south of the island and we are honoured to have Steve and Neil on the show this week. On a personal level, we are proud to host our weekly show from the Aviva next week. The work that has been done by College Football Ireland to bring the game to the Emerald Isle is commendable and we would like to thank our partners in Dublin and Belfast who have made this possible."
Each show can be viewed on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. It is also available in podcast format.