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The football moment that gives BBC's Nicola McCarthy goosebumps

The Co Down-born sports presenter was used to mixing with Premier League stars but now she's back home working for BBC NI, writes Ralph Hewitt

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All smiles: BBC sports presenter Nicola McCarthy at home with husband Brendan and daughters Sophie and Ellie

All smiles: BBC sports presenter Nicola McCarthy at home with husband Brendan and daughters Sophie and Ellie

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Nicola McCarthy with Leroy Sane

Nicola McCarthy with Leroy Sane

Nicola McCarthy with Kevin De Bruyne

Nicola McCarthy with Kevin De Bruyne

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All smiles: BBC sports presenter Nicola McCarthy at home with husband Brendan and daughters Sophie and Ellie

She is the football fan who scored a dream job with BBC NI. Nicola McCarthy has become a familiar face on our TV screens, fronting coverage of the Danske Bank Premiership's highlights show every weekend.

It has been quite a journey for the 37-year-old, who had a five-year stint as first team reporter with Manchester City's in-house channel CityTV.

Now she presents the NIFL Premiership Highlights Show, as well as covering a range of local sports for BBC Sport NI.


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