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BennyCake

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Re: The Sunday Game
« Reply #4620 on: July 04, 2017, 11:29:39 PM »
What has Mickey Harte or any other manager got to do with who RTE employ as sports commentators?

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Re: The Sunday Game
« Reply #4621 on: July 04, 2017, 11:31:20 PM »
What has Mickey Harte or any other manager got to do with who RTE employ as sports commentators?

They wrote a letter expressing their opinion. They have a right to do that. The beef primarily was that the letter was leaked by RTE.
That was never a square ball!!

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Re: The Sunday Game
« Reply #4622 on: July 04, 2017, 11:32:54 PM »
What has Mickey Harte or any other manager got to do with who RTE employ as sports commentators?
absolutely nothing but of course saint mickey has to have his say on everything.

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Re: The Sunday Game
« Reply #4623 on: July 04, 2017, 11:35:09 PM »
What has Mickey Harte or any other manager got to do with who RTE employ as sports commentators?
absolutely nothing but of course saint mickey has to have his say on everything.

But he's not boycotting RTE now because of Brian Carthy like you would have people believe.
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Re: The Sunday Game
« Reply #4624 on: July 04, 2017, 11:36:51 PM »
Ger Canning is worse. I thought his flippant remark when there was real concern over Fionn Fitzgerald on Sunday was poor. "He'll have a bit of a headache in the morning". That was a nasty bang.

Surely was, could've done some serious damage to himself, great to see him able to lift the cup at the end. Canning is another dose but isn't too bad on shows like Seo Spoirt. Looks like we were spoilt for years with O'Hehir and Ó Muircheartaigh, surely to Christ though rte could come up with a better way to recruit their commentators. Then again I suppose they'd have to be arsed about their GAA output before that could happen.
Nail hit on the head right there Croí...they have the best GAA presenter in the country sitting right under their nose and he is being "wasted" doing (albeit) very good documentaries on TG4. He should have some role in fronting or presenting the RTE GAA flagship coverage.

RTE sport don't give a toss about serious GAA coverage and they never will while Nugent is head of sport, the championship is guaranteed ratings for them, they are content to throw out the same auld shite year in, year out as they don't need to up their game at all.

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Re: The Sunday Game
« Reply #4625 on: July 05, 2017, 12:04:36 AM »
I suspect  Des Cahill is a rastafarian in a rte suit.

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Re: The Sunday Game
« Reply #4626 on: July 05, 2017, 12:39:43 AM »
The hurling pundits in the main are quite good.

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Re: The Sunday Game
« Reply #4627 on: July 06, 2017, 09:19:11 AM »
Ger Canning is worse. I thought his flippant remark when there was real concern over Fionn Fitzgerald on Sunday was poor. "He'll have a bit of a headache in the morning". That was a nasty bang.

Surely was, could've done some serious damage to himself, great to see him able to lift the cup at the end. Canning is another dose but isn't too bad on shows like Seo Spoirt. Looks like we were spoilt for years with O'Hehir and Ó Muircheartaigh, surely to Christ though rte could come up with a better way to recruit their commentators. Then again I suppose they'd have to be arsed about their GAA output before that could happen.
Nail hit on the head right there Croí...they have the best GAA presenter in the country sitting right under their nose and he is being "wasted" doing (albeit) very good documentaries on TG4. He should have some role in fronting or presenting the RTE GAA flagship coverage.

RTE sport don't give a toss about serious GAA coverage and they never will while Nugent is head of sport, the championship is guaranteed ratings for them, they are content to throw out the same auld shite year in, year out as they don't need to up their game at all.

100% correct

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Re: The Sunday Game
« Reply #4628 on: July 06, 2017, 01:53:49 PM »
Ger Canning is worse. I thought his flippant remark when there was real concern over Fionn Fitzgerald on Sunday was poor. "He'll have a bit of a headache in the morning". That was a nasty bang.

Surely was, could've done some serious damage to himself, great to see him able to lift the cup at the end. Canning is another dose but isn't too bad on shows like Seo Spoirt. Looks like we were spoilt for years with O'Hehir and Ó Muircheartaigh, surely to Christ though rte could come up with a better way to recruit their commentators. Then again I suppose they'd have to be arsed about their GAA output before that could happen.
Nail hit on the head right there Croí...they have the best GAA presenter in the country sitting right under their nose and he is being "wasted" doing (albeit) very good documentaries on TG4. He should have some role in fronting or presenting the RTE GAA flagship coverage.

RTE sport don't give a toss about serious GAA coverage and they never will while Nugent is head of sport, the championship is guaranteed ratings for them, they are content to throw out the same auld shite year in, year out as they don't need to up their game at all.

100% correct

Well in fairness they did up it a good bit in the last two years adding Tommy and Dessie ::)

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Re: The Sunday Game
« Reply #4629 on: July 06, 2017, 07:24:38 PM »
http://hoganstand.com/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=272646

Harte is really starting to look like a child at this stage. RTÉ moved on a long time ago but he just can't manage to.

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Re: The Sunday Game
« Reply #4630 on: July 06, 2017, 07:32:08 PM »
http://hoganstand.com/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=272646

Harte is really starting to look like a child at this stage. RTÉ moved on a long time ago but he just can't manage to.

Sky's analysis is superior though.

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Re: The Sunday Game
« Reply #4631 on: July 06, 2017, 07:48:24 PM »
RTE haven't moved on, they just repeat the same old shit day in day out. Sky actually try to break the game down and do not personally attack people eg. brolly or o'rourke. How this makes Harte seems childish says more about you than Harte.

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Re: The Sunday Game
« Reply #4632 on: July 06, 2017, 08:06:17 PM »
http://hoganstand.com/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=272646

Harte is really starting to look like a child at this stage. RTÉ moved on a long time ago but he just can't manage to.

You're another eejit that doesn't take the context of the story in hand before slabbering. He was asked his opinion on the Jim Gavin debate and he gave it. Plus he stated an undeniable fact that Sky's analysis puts our national broadcasters to shame.

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Re: The Sunday Game
« Reply #4633 on: July 06, 2017, 08:08:09 PM »
https://youtu.be/T_G-_brZsEY

What a wonderful and rare glimpse into the knowledgeable depths of Dessie Dolan's intellect. In this preface to the Mayo Derry game he explains on live TV in crystal clear fashion why he expects Mayo to win. Among the reasons were the fact that Keith Higgins got sent off the previous week, while Colm Boyle was demoted to the bench that day. Relevance to the Derry game which was about to commence I hear you ask? You won't understand because you haven't been blessed with Dessies superior insight. His eloquence of speech is up there with Joyce and his tangled masterpiece Ulysses. You didn't understand that either did you? He goes on to the subject of Aidan O'Shea and reveals that there are many questions surrounding the man. For obvious reasons he doesn't actually go into Aidan's questions but further explains that there are wider questions about the Mayo team. Such brilliant ability as a punter, what a masterstroke by RTE to have procured his services, it enhanced the whole experience. I eagerly await the next installment Saturday evening.

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Re: The Sunday Game
« Reply #4634 on: July 06, 2017, 08:15:21 PM »
http://hoganstand.com/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=272646

Harte is really starting to look like a child at this stage. RTÉ moved on a long time ago but he just can't manage to.

You're another eejit that doesn't take the context of the story in hand before slabbering. He was asked his opinion on the Jim Gavin debate and he gave it. Plus he stated an undeniable fact that Sky's analysis puts our national broadcasters to shame.

Jim was good. Horan is nothing to write home about and Canavan is so conditioned he can't break free and call negative shite out, partly because he engaged in it himself on the field and as a manager. The reason Mickey likes him is because he'll parrot the party line. The two presenters are glorified cheerleaders who couldn't hold a candle to Michael Lyster.
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