Jason Sherlock – Dublin GAA Legend, Television pundit and presenter, Media Personality and After Dinner Speaker
An all-round sportsman, Jason is widely known throughout Ireland for his contribution to sport in many different codes. A former GAA star with Dublin and professional footballer with Shamrock Rovers, he is also a talented basketball player. Jason has also made his name within the broadcasting world, from a young age, as a respected television and radio presenter.
A native of Finglas, Co. Dublin, the son of an Irish mother and a father from Hong Kong, he was educated at St. Vincents CBS. He started his GAA career with local Glasnevin club Na Fianna, before going on to successfully represent Dublin at County level.
Jason kicked off his media career by bursting onto the scene as co-presenter, along with Kathryn Thomas, of Rapid on RTE television. The show ran for three years and covered all aspects of sport, introducing their audience to numerous sporting heroes from around the world.
Jason on Newstalk
He can also be found as a regular panelist on television and radio shows, offering his insight and punditry on all aspects of the GAA, particularly matters concerning Dublin.
He has worked, in conjunction with JGA Sports Agency, on many projects including the Vodafone Dub Hub, broadcast live on FM104, a radio talk show presented by Jason, set in the heart of Dublin city to discuss the exploits of the Dublin football team as well as the rest of the GAA.
Jason has enjoyed much success during his sporting career. His football career started at UCD, scoring 31 goals and making one appearance for the Republic of Ireland under 21s before moving to Shamrock Rovers in 1998. At Rovers, he became the clubs top goal scorer in his first season.
It is in GAA that he was most successful, making his county debut at the age of 19 and becoming an All-Ireland champion that year. In total, he has won one All-Ireland Championship (1995), seven Leinster titles (1995, ’02, ’05, ’06, ’07, ’08, ’09) and been nominated for an all-star (2006) at County level.
Jason in action for Dublin
He also played a pivotal role in helping his local club, Na Fianna, to three Dublin tiles in a row (1999, ’00, ’01) and one Leinster title (2000).
A natural entertainer, he is comfortable in any setting and is regularly requested for guest appearances, photo calls, voiceovers and launches.