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From The42 George Hook has his good dickie-bow out for the big match. Seriously. Hooky

George Hook has his good dickie-bow out for the big match. Seriously.

Fail to prepare, prepare to fail.

From The42 George Hook meets his match as Ronan O'Gara makes RTÉ panel debut Hooky And Rog

George Hook meets his match as Ronan O'Gara makes RTÉ panel debut

The former Munster and Ireland out-half is a welcome addition to the national broadcaster’s rugby coverage.

George Hook announces he's set to leave radio and television

He posted on Twitter that his Newstalk programme will end in 2016.

From The42 George Hook plans end to TV career in 2015, radio in 2016 Exit Strategy

George Hook plans end to TV career in 2015, radio in 2016

The Newstalk presenter announced his plans via Twitter this afternoon.

From The42 IRFU have called Jamie Heaslip's contract bluff says George Hook Hardball

IRFU have called Jamie Heaslip's contract bluff says George Hook

The RTÉ rugby pundit feels the IRFU could get two quality players in for the Kildare man’s current wages.

The best bits of George Hook's Twitter 'ask me anything'

He was breast fed, y’know.

From TheJournal.ie Memo to Pat: No effing and blinding Wash Your Mouth Out

Memo to Pat: No effing and blinding

A Newstalk listener has hand-delivered a note to Pat Kenny’s new employers castigating “certain” presenters for their use of language. George Hook, however, is purer than pure.

George Hook is sending a telegram to the royal baby

Because he’s so thrilled about the baby’s name.

From TheJournal.ie Burton: Like Rabbitte, I've also been targeted by angry mobs of protesters Run Rabbitte This post contains a poll

Burton: Like Rabbitte, I've also been targeted by angry mobs of protesters

Joan Burton acknowledged that people have a right to protest but says some of these incidents have been very “regrettable”.

From The42 O'Driscoll omission left me hurting - O'Gara Interview

O'Driscoll omission left me hurting - O'Gara

The former Munster player spoke of his “hugely rewarding friendship and camaraderie” with BOD.

From TheJournal.ie Travelling through Cork Airport? Let Hook, Zebo and O’Herlihy welcome you Faces Of Cork

Travelling through Cork Airport? Let Hook, Zebo and O’Herlihy welcome you

And there’s something in it for two charities too.

What your favourite celebrities would be like as Facebook friends

What would Beyoncé post? What about George Hook?

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

George Hook does the Harlem Shake... and it cannot be unseen Hookylicious This post contains videos

George Hook does the Harlem Shake... and it cannot be unseen

Are you ready for this jelly?

From The42 Here's your daily 'George Hook in a hat' update Hookie Monster

Here's your daily 'George Hook in a hat' update

“Move over, Popey! There’s a new (old) sheriff in town.”

From The42 George Hook: Eddie O’Sullivan went to RTÉ and wanted me off the station The Grudge

George Hook: Eddie O’Sullivan went to RTÉ and wanted me off the station

The former Connacht and US coach also paid credit to his skills as a rugby pundit.

From The42 'People like to hate George' - Here are our 18 favourite quotes from when Miriam met Hook and Popey No Holds Barred

'People like to hate George' - Here are our 18 favourite quotes from when Miriam met Hook and Popey

The dynamic duo recently sat down for an intimate chat.

From The42 George Hook: Opponents know they can boss Ireland around Licence Fee

George Hook: Opponents know they can boss Ireland around

The RTÉ pundit was in no mood for niceties after Ireland lost 12-6.

From The42 Top, top analysis: Power Ranking the Six Nations pundits Standouts This post contains videos

Top, top analysis: Power Ranking the Six Nations pundits

George Hook, Keith Wood and Shane Horgan all feature, while Jeremy Guscott’s Gladiators days are recalled.

From The42 Essential Follows: Here are 50 rugby personalities to follow on Twitter Fyi This post contains images

Essential Follows: Here are 50 rugby personalities to follow on Twitter

We trawl through the site so you don’t have to, identifying the sport’s most prominent and astute voices in the process.

From The42 VIDEO: Not on my court! Donners slaps down Pumas conversion attempt Denied This post contains videos

VIDEO: Not on my court! Donners slaps down Pumas conversion attempt

The Munster lock has not forgotten the 2007 World Cup.

Caption competition: What's going on in George Hook's head?

This doctor looks baffled by what he’s hearing. So, we’re wondering: what do you think is going on in there?

From The42 ‘George Hook called me a rhinoceros on dope’ – Conor O’Shea Curious George

‘George Hook called me a rhinoceros on dope’ – Conor O’Shea

The Harlequins director of rugby has been the voice of reason on the RTÉ rugby panel for a decade.

From The42 The YouTube top 10: because people really don't like Lance Armstrong Going Viral This post contains videos

The YouTube top 10: because people really don't like Lance Armstrong

In addition, check out what happened when Barack Obama and Mitt Romney made an appearance on Monday Night Football.

From The42 VIDEO: George Hook calls for end of D'Arcy, O'Driscoll partnership Curtain Call This post contains videos

VIDEO: George Hook calls for end of D'Arcy, O'Driscoll partnership

The broadcaster was in a typically abrasive mood this week.

From TheJournal.ie Aoife Quinn: We have no media advisors Aoife Quinn

Aoife Quinn: We have no media advisors

Aoife Quinn contacted the George Hook show to say she offered to speak on-the-record with the Irish Times’ Fintan O’Toole, but he said this was not what he was offered.

From The42 Preview: 'Controlled abandon' the latest plot to overthrow mighty All Blacks Believe

Preview: 'Controlled abandon' the latest plot to overthrow mighty All Blacks

No more dice rolling for Irish coach Declan Kidney but most supporters would not be averse to a game of stuck in the mud against New Zealand.

From The42 The Magnificent Seven: Aprés Match skits Satire This post contains videos

The Magnificent Seven: Aprés Match skits

With the popular RTÉ clip show returning for the Euros, we thought we’d revisit some of our favourite clips.

From The42 The Magnificent Seven: most entertaining sports pundits Talking The Talk This post contains videos

The Magnificent Seven: most entertaining sports pundits

With Euro 2012 and Apres Match on the horizon, we take a look at some of our favourite TV analysts.

From TheJournal.ie Tubs still losing listeners as D'Arcy's figures rise JNLR

Tubs still losing listeners as D'Arcy's figures rise

The latest listenership figures show that while RTE favourites Morning Ireland and Marian Finucance fared well, Ryan Tubridy and Derek Mooney suffered losses.

From The42 Rise and shine: Kick-off times confirmed for Ireland tour to New Zealand Early Risers

Rise and shine: Kick-off times confirmed for Ireland tour to New Zealand

No graveyard shifts for Irish fans this June as Brian O’Driscoll and company do battle with the world champion All Blacks.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Tuesday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.

From TheJournal.ie George Hook: I'll quit if Denis O'Brien is convicted of malfeasance VINB

George Hook: I'll quit if Denis O'Brien is convicted of malfeasance

Hook on tribunals, media ownership and Rupert Murdoch…

From The42 Essential viewing: here are 10 people we'd like to see on the RTÉ panel this summer Guessing Game This post contains images

Essential viewing: here are 10 people we'd like to see on the RTÉ panel this summer

RTÉ have picked some interesting guest panellists in the past, but who will they opt for this time around for Euro 2012?

From The42 As it happened: Munster vs. Glasgow Warriors, RaboDirect PRO 12 Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Munster vs. Glasgow Warriors, RaboDirect PRO 12

The Scottish side visited Musgrave Park with hopes of inflicting a third successive home defeat on the Reds.

From The42 The crying game: Seven occasions when sport evoked tears Waterworks This post contains videos

The crying game: Seven occasions when sport evoked tears

Who’s got the tissues?

From The42 Hook: 'I dislike Dunphy more than any other human being on the planet' Enmity

Hook: 'I dislike Dunphy more than any other human being on the planet'

The 70-year-old broadcaster also had some less-than-kind words to say about Ireland captain Brian O’Driscoll.

From The42 'Tbowe time' and other phenomena: how Twitter reacted to Ireland v Wales Twittersphere This post contains images

'Tbowe time' and other phenomena: how Twitter reacted to Ireland v Wales

Here’s what the great and the good thought of this afternoon’s game.

From The42 Kidney criticism affected me, admits Cullen Shop Talk

Kidney criticism affected me, admits Cullen

The Leinster captain has described how “you have to back yourself as a player” when faced with criticism.