George Hook

George was born in Cork and was educated in Presentation Brothers College, Cork and Rathmines College of Commerce, Dublin.

He has had broad experience in his working life including his own catering business, where he specialised in location catering for the film industry for over 20 years. He coached rugby in St. Mary’s RFC in Dublin followed by stints at London Irish, Connacht and The USA Eagles, leading the latter in the 1987 Rugby World Cup.

In 1997, he became a fixture on RTE’s television rugby panel and quickly established himself as a fearless but knowledgeable critic of the game.

In 2002, George joined Newstalk at its start-up as a Dublin radio station. The Right Hook quickly proved to be a hit with George’s unique mix of news, comment, opinion and trademark references to ‘the lovely Ingrid’ providing an alternative type of drivetime show. An avid lover of America, George regularly broadcasts The Right Hook from the United States, most notably throughout the 2008 and 2012 Presidential Elections and most recently, for the Emigrant Flame Ceremony in Arlington.

In 2005, he published his autobiography, “Time Added On”.