George Hamilton will not commentate for RTÉ on Ireland v Portugal

George Hamilton

Hamilton will return for the Ireland match against Serbia next week.

RTÉ commentator George Hamilton will not work on Wednesday’s World Cup qualifier between the Republic of Ireland and Portugal, it has been confirmed.

Hamilton is taking a break following a busy summer and will return for RTÉ’s coverage of Ireland’s match against Serbia in Dublin next Tuesday.

George Hamilton to miss Ireland v Portugal.

According to The Irish Examiner, Darragh Maloney will fill in for Hamilton on RTÉ’s commentary of the 2022 World Cup qualifier. Ronnie Whelan will be alongside Maloney on co-commentary for the game in Faro.

Peter Collins will stand in for Maloney as presenter on RTÉ’s coverage, and will be joined by Liam Brady and Didi Hamann as pundits for the match.

George Hamilton to miss Ireland v Portugal, and Ireland v Azerbaijan.

Hamilton will also miss Ireland’s match on Saturday when Stephen Kenny’s team take on Azerbaijan in a World Cup qualifier at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Des Curran will be on commentary duty for RTÉ for that game.

Hamilton will then return for Ireland’s match against Serbia next week.

The veteran broadcaster has worked for RTÉ since 1984 and worked as a commentator on major sporting events this summer, such as Euro 2020 and the Tokyo Olympics.

He has commentated on some of Irish sport’s most iconic moments.

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