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Replying To whoareya:  "RTE's coverage has been slipping this long time. Brolly provided some entertainment at least but even then the all round analysis was quite poor. The drawn game All Ireland was a disgrace with Whelan backing Dublin to the point of embarrassment and Brolly at his usual comical Ali PR role. The 'debate' on Sunday was farcical, Cavanagh's 'humble' comments on Saturday evening were delusional and irrelevant really. Only decent analysts there that would hold a candle to Sky's coverage are O Se and O' Rourke really. Sky's coverage is far superior ands they actually put in an effort, RTE almost too comfortable as they'll never lose their coverage. Obviously keeping the games free to air is a must but RTE's offer to GAA fans is bordering on farcical and pathetic."
Ah O'Rourke has had his day too, and a long time ago at that.

daytona11 (Kildare) - Posts: 3963 - 08/12/2020 15:29:33    2320281

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In my opinion the coverage has been very good with very good commentators overall and their guests adding good analysis as the games are being played. The studio anchored by the 'old reliables' in both codes is also overall very good with pundits not afraid to go beyond script as O'Rourke and Shefflin did of late. That is refreshing! TG4 haver announced a 20 game schedule mainly underage for the next few weeks. Looking forward to these !

carlowman (Carlow) - Posts: 1637 - 08/12/2020 16:26:25    2320316

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R.T.E a disgrace not showing the antrim captains speach

Irishcelt (Wicklow) - Posts: 149 - 14/12/2020 14:06:13    2322299

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Replying To Irishcelt:  "R.T.E a disgrace not showing the antrim captains speach"
Maybe they just wanted to give Donal Og Cusack more time to vent his expert knowledge on all things hurling. He seems to be involved in all the top games while far better analysts only get the occasional gig. And RTE have also given him the Friday morning radio slot formerly done by Michael Duignan. He now seems to be RTE's golden boy - heaven help us!

midlands (Westmeath) - Posts: 327 - 14/12/2020 19:54:17    2322424

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Replying To midlands:  "Maybe they just wanted to give Donal Og Cusack more time to vent his expert knowledge on all things hurling. He seems to be involved in all the top games while far better analysts only get the occasional gig. And RTE have also given him the Friday morning radio slot formerly done by Michael Duignan. He now seems to be RTE's golden boy - heaven help us!"
He was on the Sunday game live show then he was on the highlight show a few hours later. I've never seen that happen before in the 25 plus years I've been watching it

Irishcelt (Wicklow) - Posts: 149 - 14/12/2020 20:25:40    2322434

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I used to enjoy watching Spillane and brolly and ó Rourke go at it,, it was an integral part of the show,, I would personally fancy entertainment over in depth tactical analysis,,heat maps, stats, arrows going on every direction,, its all good but I prefer a row,, nowadays I don't even really pay heed to the pundits.
Darragh Maloney is my personal favourite commentator,, don't really get much out of any of the others.

Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 951 - 14/12/2020 22:47:36    2322488

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Replying To Galway9801:  "I used to enjoy watching Spillane and brolly and ó Rourke go at it,, it was an integral part of the show,, I would personally fancy entertainment over in depth tactical analysis,,heat maps, stats, arrows going on every direction,, its all good but I prefer a row,, nowadays I don't even really pay heed to the pundits.
Darragh Maloney is my personal favourite commentator,, don't really get much out of any of the others."
In my opinion, Moloney is completely biased when Dublin play.
You won't have any meaningful discussions at end of games because you have a poor presenter at the helm of the sunday game now and dismisses any chance of a flare up, not like in Lyster's day. RTE missed a trick not giving the job to Evanne Ni Chuilin, Jackie Hurley or Dara O'Cinneide. It has become a borefest like the football itself.

republicofcloone (Leitrim) - Posts: 375 - 16/12/2020 15:34:58    2322911

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Replying To jimbodub:  "Coming from a poster that questioned Dublin's motives for laying a wreath and not having the deceny to retract the statement even off the back of an identical wreath laying cermony by Tipp players.. I really don't give two hoots what the likes of you think of me.

Having the neck to describe yourself as "3rd World" when you have glaring advantages over many counties is utterly laughable and my post was perfectly fitting for such drivel."
They wouldn't be Third World if they didn't invest so
Much energy and money in their horses :-).

avonali (Dublin) - Posts: 1818 - 16/12/2020 18:39:22    2322967

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Replying To republicofcloone:  "In my opinion, Moloney is completely biased when Dublin play.
You won't have any meaningful discussions at end of games because you have a poor presenter at the helm of the sunday game now and dismisses any chance of a flare up, not like in Lyster's day. RTE missed a trick not giving the job to Evanne Ni Chuilin, Jackie Hurley or Dara O'Cinneide. It has become a borefest like the football itself."
Dara O Cinneide? Mr. Political Correctness himself.

johnocarroll17 (Limerick) - Posts: 302 - 16/12/2020 22:24:03    2323031

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Replying To johnocarroll17:  "Dara O Cinneide? Mr. Political Correctness himself."
He can't be more pc than the current presenters

republicofcloone (Leitrim) - Posts: 375 - 17/12/2020 09:26:50    2323065

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I don't think Marty Morrissey is a great commentator. He in my opinion does not have a good knowledge of the GAA. He is more show biz.

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 2276 - 17/12/2020 09:42:38    2323066

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Replying To galwayford:  "I don't think Marty Morrissey is a great commentator. He in my opinion does not have a good knowledge of the GAA. He is more show biz."
I fully agree galwayford. His knowledge of hurling, in particular, is very poor. He regularly displays an ignorance of the rules. I've lost count of the number of times he declares it's a line ball "because his foot was over the line" (it doesn't matter where the foot is if the ball is kept in play). Likewise, when a free is moved forward by the referee Marty always tells us it's for dissent, whereas most of the time it's because a player prevented a quick free being taken. I accept hurlers are not always easily identified because of their helmets but there is no excuse for confusing players who hold the hurley differently. For example he has referred to Niall O'Meara as Brendan Maher, just because they both wore white helmets, but their hurling styles are completely different. And his knowledge and understanding of camogie is even worse. Sadly, Marty seems to be RTE's favourite commentator so we're stuck with him for a long time, I suspect.

midlands (Westmeath) - Posts: 327 - 17/12/2020 21:20:31    2323282

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For every RTE match,there is a presenter three pundits, a commentator and a commentator. RTE Radio almost duplicate it. All being paid.the station is broke apparently. One commentator is surely enough. Micheal O Hehir and Muircheartaigh did it for years on their own. Occasionally when you stream a soccer match there is only one. A skilled commentator does not need an assistant, especially one who is adding nothing to it (ie every RTE co-commentator ).

bennybunny (Cork) - Posts: 3878 - 18/12/2020 10:47:48    2323359

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Replying To bennybunny:  "For every RTE match,there is a presenter three pundits, a commentator and a commentator. RTE Radio almost duplicate it. All being paid.the station is broke apparently. One commentator is surely enough. Micheal O Hehir and Muircheartaigh did it for years on their own. Occasionally when you stream a soccer match there is only one. A skilled commentator does not need an assistant, especially one who is adding nothing to it (ie every RTE co-commentator )."
rte doesn't have skilled commentators, Padraig Lodge maybe.

republicofcloone (Leitrim) - Posts: 375 - 18/12/2020 11:35:25    2323382

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rte moaning about lack of funds but giving away 5k in a competition during the match?

republicofcloone (Leitrim) - Posts: 375 - 19/12/2020 16:19:05    2323803

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Replying To republicofcloone:  "rte doesn't have skilled commentators, Padraig Lodge maybe."
Ok. That is subjective. Objectively speaking, one commentator should suffice.

bennybunny (Cork) - Posts: 3878 - 19/12/2020 16:48:30    2323821

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Replying To republicofcloone:  "rte moaning about lack of funds but giving away 5k in a competition during the match?"
Exactly. You don't see the BBC doing this ....

johnocarroll17 (Limerick) - Posts: 302 - 19/12/2020 20:00:37    2324031

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Replying To bennybunny:  "For every RTE match,there is a presenter three pundits, a commentator and a commentator. RTE Radio almost duplicate it. All being paid.the station is broke apparently. One commentator is surely enough. Micheal O Hehir and Muircheartaigh did it for years on their own. Occasionally when you stream a soccer match there is only one. A skilled commentator does not need an assistant, especially one who is adding nothing to it (ie every RTE co-commentator )."
What sports these days only have 1 commentator?
That many of the 'colour' commentators are crap doesnt mean they shouldnt be there

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 2551 - 19/12/2020 20:15:33    2324044

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Watched the game on sky..excellent stuff from caravan, McGuinness and Donaghy..analysis of the highest order..so refreshing compared to the game itself which was robotic and meaningless

mayotyroneman (Tyrone) - Posts: 1821 - 19/12/2020 21:46:46    2324177

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Replying To mayotyroneman:  "Watched the game on sky..excellent stuff from caravan, McGuinness and Donaghy..analysis of the highest order..so refreshing compared to the game itself which was robotic and meaningless"
What specifically did they say that so impressed you?

Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 951 - 20/12/2020 18:55:51    2324739

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