|Occupation||Radio presenter, sportsreader|
|Known for||Radio work, Ireland AM|
Aidan Cooney is an Irish television and radio presenter. He is a presenter of Ireland AM on TV3. He also works doing the weekday drive time show on Q102, More Music Less Talk for your drive home from 5pm, and the phone-in show Call Cooney from 6-7pm. Call Cooney covers a wide range of topics, from consumer affairs, to health, fitness and lifestyle, relationships and celebrity interviews
He anchors the sports bulletins in between running in and out of the studio kitchen where he interviews various chefs and also helps preparing the food.
Cooney took part in a “Eat less, move more” three month challenge on Ireland AM designed to make him lose part his excess weight, he also underwent laboratory tests.
Cooney also anchors the show on a regular basis and has in the past fronted the stations nightly flagship show Sports Tonight and was frontman for the UEFA Champions League series for three seasons. He was TV3 news anchor from 1998-2003. He took part in the Dublin Marathon in 2006 and 2007.
Cooney began his career with Eamonn Cooke's Radio Dublin in the late 1970s as Aidan Jay. He went on to a number of other pirate stations in Dublin including Annabel Radio, Q102 and Treble TR. Aidan was the weekend breakfast presenter on Century Radio (Ireland's first national commercial radio station) between September and November 1989. He then was involved with Classic Hits 98FM, initially as Head of Sport ("our man Aidan Cooney"). He eventually got to present the weekday breakfast show with Kara Hanahoe, before leaving for TV3 in 1999.
He damaged his ankle in 1999.
He spoke in support of Meteor's controversial advertisement involving the ejection of an elderly lady from a party for not bringing a mobile phone as a gift.
- "Aidan Cooney's Medical with Dr Ray Power".
- "Galvin: 'I was wrong to do what I did'". Setanta Sports. 29 June 2010.
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- Quinn, Philip. "Gormley injury blow for Pat's". Irish Independent. 8 March 1999.
- Hinman, Catherine. "To world's reporters Orlando is a cup of tea". The Sentinel. Jun 28, 1994.
- Noonan, Laura (20 December 2007). "Season to be commercial". Irish Independent. Retrieved 20 December 2007.
"It's the latest in a line of humorous and quirky commercials from Meteor and I love it," he says.