Premier Sports has announced that the former RTÉ punditry team of John Giles, Eamon Dunphy and Liam Brady is reuniting to cover a series of Premier League matches this December.
The trio were a fixture on the television screens of Irish football fans form 1998 until 2016, when Giles departed the national broadcaster. Dunphy left after the 2018 World Cup while Brady is still a regular on the panel for Ireland alongside younger pundits such as Richie Sadlier and Kevin Doyle.
For many though, you can't have one without the other two and today's news, announced by Premier Sports in the below video, will be welcomed by fans around the country.
🎤 The Band is Back! 🥁
⭐ Iconic trio Eamon Dunphy, John Giles and Liam Brady reunite to front our December Premier League coverage!
They make their Premier Sports debut this Tuesday, as Ivan Yates presents coverage of Burnley v Man City! 🙌
📺 Premier Sports 1
🇮🇪 ROI only pic.twitter.com/0wuQoZgPfq
— Premier Sports 📺 (@PremierSportsTV) November 29, 2019
Over the years, Giles, Dunphy and Brady became renowned for their often volatile spats which were overseen by the late Bill O'Herlihy in the anchor's chair. They were also well known for sharing a warm friendship, one which endures with Brady and Giles' regular appearances on Dunphy's The Stand podcast. Who could forget when the quartet appeared together for a sing-song on Miriam O'Callaghan's chat show?
Giles, Dunphy and Brady will reportedly kick off their Premier Sports reunion when Manchester City visit Burnley this coming Tuesday. The following night, they will appear together again for the Merseyside Derby between Liverpool and Everton. They will also cover the clash between Arsenal and Brighton on Thursday as well as another Premier League fixture on St. Stephen's Day.
As pointed out in the above video, broadcaster Ivan Yates will be on hand to break up any potential scuffles. If you weren't looking forward to Christmas already then today's news will surely put a spring in your step.
Sure 'tis almost the greatest comeback since Jesus himself.