National Forum

Who Remembers...Replay '82...Sportscene Of A Sunday Night (Liam Nolan Or Fred Cogley Presented)..Gaelic Games Programme In Sports Stadium Of A Saturday...

(Oldest Posts First)

and the Monday game of a Monday night..decent highlights of all previous days "lesser" games...gaelic games on Sports Stadium of a Saturday presented by Mick Dunne, and the goal and save of the year competition...good old days!

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 228 - 16/11/2018 23:30:34    2151375

Link

Replying To Fairplayalways:  "and the Monday game of a Monday night..decent highlights of all previous days "lesser" games...gaelic games on Sports Stadium of a Saturday presented by Mick Dunne, and the goal and save of the year competition...good old days!"
I do indeed - The Sunday Game and The Game on Monday! They should bring it back. Make it a decent highlights package of all the games and drop the analysis as we get 90% analysis 10% action on the sunday night version.

Sports Stadium goal and save or the year were great, they would shot the options for weeks. No text vote for the winner back then. An ex player would make the call. Announced around Christmas. The only bit of gaelic games you'd see around that time of year back then.

Happy days is right!

tomhealycork (Cork) - Posts: 10 - 19/11/2018 16:25:50    2151671

Link

Dunne Nolan god those names are a blast from the past , won't get too nostalgic as I associate them with Dublin losing also

Damothedub (Dublin) - Posts: 5157 - 19/11/2018 18:23:22    2151699

Link

Sports Stadium had Joe Lennon on regularly to discuss the rules of the game. A gent and a true scholar of the game who eventually completed a PhD on the governance and rules of the GAA. We really could do with an educated, well spoken gentleman or two of his ilk on television now. He was brilliant at going through game video and rule interpretation.

icehonesty (Wexford) - Posts: 2208 - 19/11/2018 18:36:12    2151704

Link

Replying To Fairplayalways:  "and the Monday game of a Monday night..decent highlights of all previous days "lesser" games...gaelic games on Sports Stadium of a Saturday presented by Mick Dunne, and the goal and save of the year competition...good old days!"
Mick Dunne with his GAA blazer you'd have to watch hours of sports stadium the GAA slot would never be on at the listed time.

theduke66 (Dublin) - Posts: 286 - 19/11/2018 20:01:44    2151723

Link

I remember Waterford beating Kilkenny in a NHL match in Walsh park, I think it was around 1984/85..the pitch was flooded and water flying out of the ground, and despite the conditions, the "surprise" that Waterford won such was shock of the result (I dont really know why in hindsight, as the NHL used to throw up shocks, but Waterford were going terrible at the time I think)..remember the signature tune to sportscene and logo in white writing with black lines through it I think...10.50 was the start time, and school in the morning!!! GAA gold was great onn TG4 initially but it seemed to get boring...they only showed big games...there were some great Munster and Leinster semi finals and finals that could have been shown...picking one out of the blue, Cork V Kerry drawn Munster Final in 1983 I think...Dublin Meath in 1984..Ben Tanseys goal...those were the days....

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 228 - 19/11/2018 22:59:58    2151758

Link

Nostalgic stuff this

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 7060 - 20/11/2018 01:40:15    2151763

Link

Replying To theduke66:  "Mick Dunne with his GAA blazer you'd have to watch hours of sports stadium the GAA slot would never be on at the listed time."
That's right - just when it was supposed to come on, they would switch to some bloody horse race that was running behind schedule and then make a vague promise to show the GAA highlights at some random time later in the show. If and when they finally came on, they would often be cut short. Then the mad rush to announce all the English soccer scores as they were coming in just before the show was about to end.

Gaillimh_Abu (Galway) - Posts: 761 - 20/11/2018 02:08:25    2151766

Link

Replying To Gaillimh_Abu:  "That's right - just when it was supposed to come on, they would switch to some bloody horse race that was running behind schedule and then make a vague promise to show the GAA highlights at some random time later in the show. If and when they finally came on, they would often be cut short. Then the mad rush to announce all the English soccer scores as they were coming in just before the show was about to end."
They would often throw up a rough schedule at the start, if you missed it you were goosed. The 10/15 minute slot you were interested in could show up anywhere in the 5 hours! Indeed as you say that vague schedule was very much subject to change! Joe Lennon was great.

Slightly off topic but TG4 were doing the goal and save of the year on Christmas morning for a while. Is that still the case I wonder. I have a GAA mad grandson and sitting down to watch that on christmas morning would be a highlight for both of us.

tomhealycork (Cork) - Posts: 10 - 21/11/2018 10:09:08    2151954

Link

Remember "save of the week" on sports stadium during the league in the 80's!

Number 3 - John Kerins effort V Meath
Number 2 - Charlie Nelligan's superb save from Ciaran Duff
Number 1 - John O'Leary's world class stop from Bingo O'Driscoll from 2 yards with the right cheek of his arse!

Liamwalkinstown (Dublin) - Posts: 8035 - 21/11/2018 11:56:47    2151972

Link