Eamon Dunphy has announced that he is leaving RTE after 40 years.

According to a statement released some time ago, Dunphy said that his contract with RTE Sport expired two years and that he decided to stay on regardless. Dunphy stated he informed RTE of his decision before the World Cup started, and that "they prevailed upon me to stay and, in fact, offered me a rise, a small one, to do so."

In a statement released after Dunphy's, RTE Head Of Sport Declan McBennett thanked Dunphy for his years of service, saying that "his insight and analysis informed, enthralled and entertained a nation."

Eamon has said that he now intends to focus his time on his podcast, The Stand - which recently made headlines after right-wing commentator John Waters stormed out of an interview in an expletive-laden fashion during the abortion referendum. More as the story develops, but for now, we leave you with this.