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Aaron Kernan new face of Setanta Sports

The recently retired trio of Rory Kavanagh, Aaron Kernan and Declan O’Sullivan are the new faces of Setanta Sport’s Allianz football league coverage along with former Mayo manager James Horan.

The new pundits were unveiled at the launch of Setanta’s 2015 Allianz League schedule in Belfast during the week  and former Dublin hurling manager Anthony Daly and Kilkenny’s Brian Hogan, who called time on his glittering inter-county career, will join the hurling line-up.

Speaking at the launch in Belfast, Marketing Operations Director at Setanta Sports Brian Quinn commented: “We are delighted to have such a strong set of fixtures across both codes for 2015.

“These Saturday night games have been a great success for us at Setanta Sports over the last number of years and we’re sure this year will be no different.

“We’re also very pleased with our line-up of pundits who will be talking our viewers through each game.

“Their expert opinions, formed from their time playing and managing at the top level, are a key component of what they bring to the table.”

Free-scoring Monaghan forward Conor McManus and Donegal flyer Ryan McHugh were in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter to help launch Setanta Sports’ coverage.

The leagues get underway on Setanta Sports on Saturday, January 31st with a double header from Ulster as Donegal play Derry (Setanta Ireland) and Tyrone face Monaghan (Setanta 1) from 7pm.

The games are the first in a series of 17 exclusively live matches that will be broadcast by Setanta Sports over the next two months.

Twelve football games will be broadcast in total with five hurling games also available to Setanta Sports’ viewers.