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Anyone get a look at Allianz League Sunday last night? Highlights from the three Division 1 games that took place as well as a two minute recap on a Division 3 game. Ok there is a short enough time frame but not a single mention on Division 2 even skipped it when showing the tables. No results from Division 3 or 4 but yet they show the tables for those divisions. Half arsed effort.

rebelrouser (Cork) - Posts: 41 - 12/02/2018 10:23:28    2076112

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Shocking effort from them. Last night was the first time I had watched it this year and it was dreadful.

On a separate note did Sean Cavanaghs hair look darker last night than it did this time last year???

gotmilk (Fermanagh) - Posts: 4856 - 12/02/2018 10:27:08    2076113

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Replying To rebelrouser:  "Anyone get a look at Allianz League Sunday last night? Highlights from the three Division 1 games that took place as well as a two minute recap on a Division 3 game. Ok there is a short enough time frame but not a single mention on Division 2 even skipped it when showing the tables. No results from Division 3 or 4 but yet they show the tables for those divisions. Half arsed effort."
Yeah I noticed that as well. No mention of the John Small incident either but happy enough to mention the incidents in the Galway/Mayo game then we had O'Se having a move at Kildare and Leinster football in general. Might do him no harm to see where his neighbours in Munster are playing their football. If you aren't the big three then Rte aren't interested.

kildare73 (Kildare) - Posts: 772 - 12/02/2018 10:30:25    2076114

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Agreed, they should do a Sunday division 1 review and a Monday catch-up across the leagues or some kind of mix between the two, but surley there is a demand for a Monday evening - GAA review type show where you get more than the gloals and random exceptional point from games below div. 1

The_DOC (Galway) - Posts: 479 - 12/02/2018 10:33:28    2076117

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Replying To rebelrouser:  "Anyone get a look at Allianz League Sunday last night? Highlights from the three Division 1 games that took place as well as a two minute recap on a Division 3 game. Ok there is a short enough time frame but not a single mention on Division 2 even skipped it when showing the tables. No results from Division 3 or 4 but yet they show the tables for those divisions. Half arsed effort."
More football than usual because there was no hurling over the weekend. No chance they'd show a Division 3 game if they had hurling too and Kerry game waan't called off. Galway v Mayo and Dublin v Donegal were already shown live on other channels so why show highlights plus analysis when other games had cameras at them? TG4 highlights tonight has no analysis but covers more games. Are RTE deliberately focussing on potential Super 8 teams?

Sean Cavanagh is a good analyst as is Tomás and Michael Lyster is a very good presenter but they're fairly flat. Unlikely to ever happen but would be interesting to see them throw in a Buff Egan type of character to liven up proceedings!

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 4765 - 12/02/2018 10:42:24    2076124

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Thought O Se was very disrespectful in his comments about Kildare myself, was surprised as i generally dont mind him and i think hes generally a fair analyst. Kildares first year in DIv 1 and gaining expierence and have put up to Dublin more then most harsh to be so dismissive and i felt insulting toward them.

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 1833 - 12/02/2018 11:01:22    2076142

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RTE's GAA coverage is laughable in general, especially at this time of the year. It really is very amateur stuff.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 6037 - 12/02/2018 11:10:24    2076148

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Replying To The_DOC:  "Agreed, they should do a Sunday division 1 review and a Monday catch-up across the leagues or some kind of mix between the two, but surley there is a demand for a Monday evening - GAA review type show where you get more than the gloals and random exceptional point from games below div. 1"
That would be a great idea doc but it won't happen coz RTÉ don't have enough money, but don't worry because after the break we'll give you a chance to win a holiday to new York for st Patrick's day with €1000 spending money :-( does anyone even enter these RTÉ competitions, nice to know our license money is being well spent.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 7754 - 12/02/2018 11:20:02    2076150

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Almost fell off the sofa last night when they showed a div3 game. Problem with just showing div1 games is many people have already seen them on eir or tg4.

Would be nice if they showed more counties.

carlovia (None) - Posts: 837 - 12/02/2018 11:20:38    2076152

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I understand that it's hard to have cameras at every ground on a weekend of league football. But at the same time they could still give the games that weren't shown some respect. At least go through the results and chat a bit about the outcomes and what they mean in terms of promotion/relegation etc.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 6037 - 12/02/2018 11:25:04    2076154

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Replying To TheUsername:  "Thought O Se was very disrespectful in his comments about Kildare myself, was surprised as i generally dont mind him and i think hes generally a fair analyst. Kildares first year in DIv 1 and gaining expierence and have put up to Dublin more then most harsh to be so dismissive and i felt insulting toward them."
Yea I thought Tomas was being harsh on Kildare. It felt like they were after taking a hammering from Tyrone. Two one point losses to Monaghan and Tyrone suggest they have been unlucky.

He didn't look a bit pleased when Michael Lyster congratulated Sean Cavanagh on his All Ireland club victory. Was it over Moy beating his native club in the semis? Or Michael not wishing him best of luck with Nemo?

PortInFaithful (Offaly) - Posts: 372 - 12/02/2018 11:25:24    2076155

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Replying To kildare73:  "Yeah I noticed that as well. No mention of the John Small incident either but happy enough to mention the incidents in the Galway/Mayo game then we had O'Se having a move at Kildare and Leinster football in general. Might do him no harm to see where his neighbours in Munster are playing their football. If you aren't the big three then Rte aren't interested."
I think tomás's view on Kildare were very p*ssy and he looked like a man who had no interest in being in the studio last night he wasn't even facing the other panel members at times.

His brush off comments about Kildare is totally wrong as cian o'neil And his backroom staff are working hard and doing the best they can on their first year back in the top tier and he should cut them some slack.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 7754 - 12/02/2018 11:26:54    2076156

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "I think tomás's view on Kildare were very p*ssy and he looked like a man who had no interest in being in the studio last night he wasn't even facing the other panel members at times.

His brush off comments about Kildare is totally wrong as cian o'neil And his backroom staff are working hard and doing the best they can on their first year back in the top tier and he should cut them some slack."
Conspiracy theory : The chief analyst sits closest to the presenter. Tomás was annoyed that Séan, new kid on the block, got promoted to sit closer to Michael. Looked very humpy early on. Seemed to be more interaction between him and Cavanagh as the show went on. Séan will be number two if himself and The Gooch are on together.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 4765 - 12/02/2018 11:54:55    2076170

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Replying To carlovia:  "Almost fell off the sofa last night when they showed a div3 game. Problem with just showing div1 games is many people have already seen them on eir or tg4.

Would be nice if they showed more counties."
They might be thinking that Armagh are a potential Super 8 team.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 4765 - 12/02/2018 12:00:24    2076174

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "I think tomás's view on Kildare were very p*ssy and he looked like a man who had no interest in being in the studio last night he wasn't even facing the other panel members at times.

His brush off comments about Kildare is totally wrong as cian o'neil And his backroom staff are working hard and doing the best they can on their first year back in the top tier and he should cut them some slack."
Well considering Kildare were a div 3 team just two years ago I don't think we have showed too badly. I thought for a game that started in driving snow to produce 35 scores and the decider being a great score kicked in the 6th minute of injury time, both teams deserved better than his derision. You are right, he looked like he had the hump from the off. He didn't really look interested in giving an intelligent critique once the Dublin game was over.

kildare73 (Kildare) - Posts: 772 - 12/02/2018 13:10:18    2076207

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Replying To kildare73:  "Well considering Kildare were a div 3 team just two years ago I don't think we have showed too badly. I thought for a game that started in driving snow to produce 35 scores and the decider being a great score kicked in the 6th minute of injury time, both teams deserved better than his derision. You are right, he looked like he had the hump from the off. He didn't really look interested in giving an intelligent critique once the Dublin game was over."
I thought Tomas criticism was way of the mark was very dismissive of them..I was over at the Kildare v Tyrone game and to suggest it was poor game was rubbish I wonder how much of the game he actually seen...Kildare were very good against Dublin in the first half, should have beaten monaghan and were more than a match for Tyrone...bit of luck and they would be sitting on 4pts now.

jacktheDub (Dublin) - Posts: 750 - 12/02/2018 13:44:45    2076224

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Let's not fool ourselves here, the only reason they gave Armagh and Longford the 2 min division 3 slot is cause the Monaghan v Kerry game in Monaghan was called off and the Armagh venue was the closest one to have a game. Louth where playing down in Cork, Meath and Cavan originally where meant to play on Saturday then was called off on the Sunday aswell, Derry and Offaly was called off and Tyrone where down in new bridge

It's like this though, it's all about ratings and viewing figures for the national broadcaster. Ever notice when threads like these appear there is a plethora of people lining up to agree that it's rubbish ? And yet, the reason you all know and have an opinion is cause you tuned in in anycase knowing from the same experiences every year that the analysis is brief in the extreme, and little to no coverage of divisions 2-4 is given, but nothing has changed cause they haven't had to cause we all or the majority of us continue to tune in

waynoI (Dublin) - Posts: 12958 - 12/02/2018 13:53:58    2076232

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Replying To GreenandRed:  "Conspiracy theory : The chief analyst sits closest to the presenter. Tomás was annoyed that Séan, new kid on the block, got promoted to sit closer to Michael. Looked very humpy early on. Seemed to be more interaction between him and Cavanagh as the show went on. Séan will be number two if himself and The Gooch are on together."
Ha ha you could be on to something there greenandred, he'd a cranky ould head on him as we say down here.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 7754 - 12/02/2018 14:18:56    2076238

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The continuing influx of retired Tyrone players happy to face the RTE camera once they are free of the shackles of their manager never ceases to amaze me, surely such restrictions within a playing camp can't be healthy irregardless of the beliefs or reasons. The league coverage could and should be better but financial constraints are probably an issue, I would love to see more coverage of all the divisions and do a midweek magazine style review/preview show also as the league is the most competitive and fair competition we have at the moment and is cause for more discussion and analysis than most of the championship

Richieq (Meath) - Posts: 3252 - 12/02/2018 14:23:26    2076239

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Replying To waynoI:  "Let's not fool ourselves here, the only reason they gave Armagh and Longford the 2 min division 3 slot is cause the Monaghan v Kerry game in Monaghan was called off and the Armagh venue was the closest one to have a game. Louth where playing down in Cork, Meath and Cavan originally where meant to play on Saturday then was called off on the Sunday aswell, Derry and Offaly was called off and Tyrone where down in new bridge

It's like this though, it's all about ratings and viewing figures for the national broadcaster. Ever notice when threads like these appear there is a plethora of people lining up to agree that it's rubbish ? And yet, the reason you all know and have an opinion is cause you tuned in in anycase knowing from the same experiences every year that the analysis is brief in the extreme, and little to no coverage of divisions 2-4 is given, but nothing has changed cause they haven't had to cause we all or the majority of us continue to tune in"
Or that they are the only ones with the rights so they are getting away with piss poor standards. Not so sure I'll be bothering after our treatment last night.

kildare73 (Kildare) - Posts: 772 - 12/02/2018 14:31:53    2076246

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