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Jacqui Hurley
Born Jacqueline Hurley
1984 (age 25–26)
County Cork
Nationality Irish
Education Media and Communications Degree at University of Limerick
Occupation Sports broadcaster
Employer RTÉ
Title Miss
Jackie Sports Blog

Jacqui Hurley (born in 1984 in County Cork) is an Irish athlete, sports manager, sports broadcaster and chat show host employed by RTÉ. She has played at the highest level in the sports of basketball and camogie and currently manages the Irish u16 womens basketball team. Her television work includes reports for the sports magazine OB Sport,[1] a Friday preview slot on the daytime chat show Seoige [2], the weekly "60 Sixty" segment on the League of Ireland magazine programme Monday Night Soccer aired on RTÉ Two, where she questions a different footballer each week for sixty seconds[3] and her latest role, as co-presenter of Sunday Sport with Con Murphy on RTÉ Radio 1.

Hurley also presents the sports news on RTÉ Radio 1 and RTÉ 2fm each day[4] and appears on The Colm & Jim-Jim Breakfast Show where her sports blog is a regular feature. Her other social networking sites include a Facebook.


Early years

Hurley grew up in Australia in the 1980s. Her earliest sporting memory is being a four-year-old during the Holland v. Ireland match at the Euro '88. [5] She played basketball for Ireland and camogie for Cork and has since taken on a management role with the Irish under-16 female basketball team. [5]


Hurley initially spent some time as an intern with CBS Television in Mississippi, United States [5] She also worked in local radio beore joining RTÉ in 2006 [5] after the completion of a media and communications degree in University of Limerick.[6] She was only supposed to stay with CBS for eight months but she remained for a year, developing her love of sports broadcsting. [5] In early 2009, Hurley took over as the co-presenter of Sunday Sport alongside Con Murphy on RTÉ Radio 1. [5]


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