Liam Toland Setanta Sport commentator

Media Q&A with Liam Toland, Rugby commentator with Setanta Sports, coach with Landsdowne Rugby Club in Dublin and Army Officer with the Defence Forces


What's your favourite book?
Catch 22, by Joseph Heller. Eddie O'Sullivan watch out “The enemy is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he's on”. A classic book first stumbled on while a junior cadet.

Last book you read:
The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B, by JP Donleavy. Preceded immediately by The Ginger Man by JP Donleavy as well. What has happened to Ireland?

Daily newspapers you read:
The Irish Times.

Sunday newspapers you read:
Rarely bother, but if pushed it would have travelled from across the water. Neil Francis in the Sunday Tribune gets the odd viewing!

How much radio do you listen to:
Depends on my mood but as I ride a motorbike, drive time radio is out so it's generally over breakfast, dinner and tea.

What radio do you listen to: Lyric (Green Room), Radio One, Newstalk & Today Fm

Favourite website:
Unfortunately due to David McWilliams and co it has become

Favourite news website:
News BBC – While serving in Kosovo with 29 Infantry Group in 2004 and 2005 it became my link with the world.

Favourite search engine: Google.

How much television do you watch:
Precious little.

What television programmes do you watch:
Questions & Answers and Prison Break.

Do you blog, if so how often:
Always, but only after food!

Guilty pleasure:
Grey's Anatomy.