Callan and Lennon are a winning combination on LIR

DUNDALK could very well soon have its own answer to Jeff Stelling following the recent launch of the Saturday Sports Live programme on Louth Internet Radio.

DUNDALK could very well soon have its own answer to Jeff Stelling following the recent launch of the Saturday Sports Live programme on Louth Internet Radio.

The show, which runs from 3pm to 5.30pm each Saturday, is hosted by local men Ciaran Callan and David Lennon with the pair running through the latest goals as they happen live on air while also discussing the major sporting topics of the day.

Since its launch last month, the show has been gaining an ever-growing following while recently the team also took to offering live commentary on Dundalk FC matches.

Haggardstown man Ciaran Callan said he jumped at the chance to host the show when the opportunity arose and said he was thoroughly enjoying the experience.

He said: “I only moved home full-time recently after 18 months in Wales but when I got back Jason McGee and Harry Lee got in contact with me about the prospect of doing something on their new station.

“I had worked on radio before but the chance to stand on my own two feet as a presenter really enticed me to take the chance. We initially started out with the show on a Saturday and then the idea came about to do the live commentary from Oriel Park.

“We tested the technology we had out and we started broadcasting live at the recent home match against Bray.”

Having taken up the reins on Saturday Sports Live, Ciaran approached close friend David Lennon to come on board with him and he feels they have good on air chemistry which adds to the show’s offering.

He said: “I asked David to come on board because he’s very knowledgeable about the game of football.

“I’ve also known him since we were both kids some there’s a good camraderie there between us and it creates a good buzz on air.

“We’re about a month in now and it’s very, very enjoyable. It’s the first time I’ve presented a show of my own so there were a few nerves there but I have to say I love it.

“We just talk about what’s happening in the world of sport and we also give the live scores so you really don’t know what’s going to happen and that’s the enjoyment of it.”

Louth Internet Radio, based in Blackrock, has built up a strong following since launching during the summer. People can listen online at www.louthinternetradio.com or by downloading TuneIn Radio or Shoutcast on their mobile phones.