Gráinne McElwain is a sports and entertainment broadcaster with over 15 years experience working with Sky Sports, TG4, RTÉ, BBC and Eir Sport.
A native of Monaghan, Gráinne is a fluent Irish speaker and was a 2020 Ambassador for the Seachtain na Gaeilge campaign with Energia. She is the anchor of GAAGO, the GAA’s new live championship streaming service and was the anchor for Sky Sports GAA championship coverage. Gráinne has presented Peil na mBan Beo, Ladies GAA football on TG4. She has presented other popular sports programmes on the channel including The Underdogs, GAA Beo, Sacar Beo, Basketball, Badminton, Athletics and Rugbaí Beo. Gráinne recently presented a programme for RTÉ that looked at the GAA and the Civil War Ré Réabhlóide and has presented two series of the popular Scéalta na gCorn series for TG4, that looks at the history behind the GAA silverware.
Other programmes Gráinne has contributed to are The Sunday Game as a reporter and sideline reporter for RTÉ’s live GAA and Athletics coverage aswell as Sky Sports GAA soccer coverage. She worked as a guest presenter on The Marty Squad for RTÉ Radio 1 and was a contributor to the sports panel on the award winning Today with Seán O’Rourke show. She is also a contributor on Today with Claire Byrne Show, Brendán O’Connor and Drivetime, on RTÉ radio, aswell, as Off the Ball on Newstalk radio and Blas on BBC. She is an Irish language columnist with Seachtain in the Irish Independent and a columnist with the Irish News newspaper.
Outside of sports, Gráinne is steeped in traditional Irish music having participated in Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann and Scór competitions from an early age reaching and winning All-Ireland medals. She presented Gradaim Ceoil TG4 in 2018, the Oscars of Irish traditional music live from Belfast and has also presented a studio- based entertainment series “Imeall Geal” for the BBC.
As an MC, she has worked with the GAA, LGFA, Camógie Association, Federation of Irish Sport, IRFU, Department of Social Protection, ILCU, TG4, Bord Gáis Energy, University of Galway, Medtronic, Conradh na Gaeilge, AIB, Paralympics Ireland, Notre Dame, Special Olympics, Allianz, Pittsburgh Steelers, County Business Awards nights and Red Carpet events including Ladies GAA All-Stars.
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