RTÉ Media Sales to partner with Accenture to bring RTÉ Radio 1 listeners live coverage of Ireland’s tour to South Africa


Beginning this Saturday 11 June in Cape Town, RTÉ Radio 1’s Saturday Sport will have live commentary from Michael Corcoran and Donal Lenihan of each of the tests as Ireland take on the Springboks in their own backyard. The second test will be live from Johannesburg on Saturday 18 June and the final match of the series will come live from Port Elizabeth on Saturday 25 June.

Accenture will also sponsor a special South Africa Summer Tour news desk on both Today With Sean O’Rourke and Drivetime on Radio 1 as well as Michael Corcoran’s South African Tour podcasts.


Dermot Rigley, Commercial Manager, RTÉ Sport said:

In the midst of a packed summer of top class sporting action across RTÉ TV, radio, online and mobile, we are delighted to be able to partner with Accenture to bring listeners live coverage on RTÉ Radio 1 of all three of Ireland’s tests in South Africa.”


Alastair Blair, Country Managing Director, Accenture Ireland said:

 “Accenture will use our unique data analytics capabilities to provide RTÉ Radio 1 commentator Michael Corcoran with exclusive ‘live’ match updates that will bring deeper insights to what is happening on the pitch in real time.”




Thursday 9 June, 2016


Contact Information:

Fergus McCormack, RTÉ Sport press officer, 01 2083117, 086 8674751 Fergus.mccormack@rte.ie



Images from this morning’s announcement in the Aviva Stadium will be sent to desks by Inpho on behalf of RTÉ