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« Reply #645 on: May 21, 2014, 06:08:17 PM »
There is some evidence that the RTÉ presenters are not Wise.
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« Reply #646 on: May 21, 2014, 06:22:10 PM »
Hmmm. Tough one this. To be fair, you rarely get buck ugly weather girls or news presenters.

Stand up for buck ugly women I say.

Brian Moore is rarely on camera. Legendary players like the Claw and Gaillimh don't present TV programmes either. 'A face for radio' applies to men too.

How does Marty circumvent this unwritten rule then?
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« Reply #647 on: May 21, 2014, 06:40:50 PM »
Get over it ffs! Joe made a joke in bad taste, big wow. A bit of cop on would do no harm

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« Reply #648 on: May 21, 2014, 07:10:07 PM »
Doesnt sound as if she know much about gaelic football to be honest, surely she would have been suited for a job at the BBC with Sidebottom who seems to know very little about gaelic in my opinion, so she wouldnt been put of her depth.

We getting more and more like the NFL all the time, pitchside in the states always has female anyalsts  to update on team changes, pitch side talk etc, I hardly watch the Gaelic on sky and with sidebottom f**king up bbc presentation, it looks like i am stuck with RTE.

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #649 on: May 21, 2014, 07:20:22 PM »
Did you type that on your phone?

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« Reply #650 on: May 21, 2014, 07:36:02 PM »
that i did! quick revision there,

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« Reply #651 on: May 21, 2014, 07:37:49 PM »
Get over it ffs! Joe made a joke in bad taste, big wow. A bit of cop on would do no harm

It's 2014 not 1914, no room for those type of comments in this day and age.


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« Reply #652 on: May 21, 2014, 07:43:11 PM »
in the history of gaa tv coverage, the most knowledgeable presenter was Pat Spillane - and look how that turned out. Perhaps we should all be grateful, that as an experienced tv presenter and journalist, that Rachel Wyse will at least be able to ask a question and read an autocue.

And as for Cliona Foley, like a lot of journalists, her focus is on her day job, not Tv. To suggest her not appearing on TV more is some sexist conspiracy is actually fairly reductive of her very successful career as a sports writer, and in itself, sexist. Not every woman is dying to be on TV.
You can have a sense of humour and still call out Joe for a horribly misjudged and sexist comment. He should know better. We all should.
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« Reply #653 on: May 21, 2014, 07:57:22 PM »
Get over it ffs! Joe made a joke in bad taste, big wow. A bit of cop on would do no harm

This has been going on from him for a several weeks now - he also had to apologise over his 'Animal farm' comments and deleted those tweets too.

We get he's against the Sky deal. He doesn't have to go on and on about it until we're all bored to tears.

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« Reply #654 on: May 21, 2014, 07:59:45 PM »
Hmmm. Tough one this. To be fair, you rarely get buck ugly weather girls or news presenters.

Stand up for buck ugly women I say.

Brian Moore is rarely on camera. Legendary players like the Claw and Gaillimh don't present TV programmes either. 'A face for radio' applies to men too.

How does Marty circumvent this unwritten rule then?

Beats me.
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« Reply #655 on: May 21, 2014, 08:00:35 PM »
Random fact Cliona Foley is married to former Kerry footballer Dermot Hanafin. We have too much Kerry bias as it is.
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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #656 on: May 21, 2014, 08:01:33 PM »
RTE have allegedly issued a statement distancing themselves from Brolly's comments and asked him to stop making such comments.

http://www.livegaelic.com/news/rte-warn-brolly-comment-sky-anymore/
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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #657 on: May 21, 2014, 08:44:46 PM »
And as for Cliona Foley, like a lot of journalists, her focus is on her day job, not Tv. To suggest her not appearing on TV more is some sexist conspiracy is actually fairly reductive of her very successful career as a sports writer, and in itself, sexist. Not every woman is dying to be on TV.
You can have a sense of humour and still call out Joe for a horribly misjudged and sexist comment. He should know better. We all should.

I have no idea how or where you came to this conclusion ET.

What were the "Animal Farm" comments heffo?
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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #658 on: May 21, 2014, 10:17:58 PM »
Croi the inference I was taking from your comments re Cliona Foley was that the reason she is never on TV is because she might not be considered as attractive as Rachel Wyse. If I was wrong to take it as that, I apologise, but I wasn't the only one to read your post that way. On the mobile so I can't do the whole quote thing. Not important anyway, brolly's comments are the thing. btw his apology was absolutely pathetic - I think he has really damaged his credibility - wouldn't be surprised if he had to sit out a few Sundays.

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« Reply #659 on: May 21, 2014, 10:36:23 PM »
And as for Cliona Foley, like a lot of journalists, her focus is on her day job, not Tv. To suggest her not appearing on TV more is some sexist conspiracy is actually fairly reductive of her very successful career as a sports writer, and in itself, sexist. Not every woman is dying to be on TV.
You can have a sense of humour and still call out Joe for a horribly misjudged and sexist comment. He should know better. We all should.

What were the "Animal Farm" comments heffo?

Without quoting them verbatim, the jist of it was that he implied certain people in Croke park were like the pigs in Animal farm - he deleted the tweets and apologised over it.