Many GAA followers have taken to Twitter to express their disappointment and disbelief at reports that Brian Carthy has been deemed surplus to requirements by RTÉ.
The Irish Independent reported last night that the popular Roscommon broadcaster is to the leave the state broadcaster after more than three decades in the role of Gaelic Games correspondent / commentator and that tomorrow's All-Ireland club SFC final between Corofin and Kilcoo will be his last commentary match for them.
Shame that RTE have cancelled Brian Carthy's contract. V knowledgeable and exuded passion on all matters GAA. A gentleman too.— Ailbe O'Reilly (@ailbeoreilly) January 17, 2020
Can't make sense of this. @briancarthyrte doesn't look for controversy, but he is a true professional, hugely knowledgeable and gives a great picture of what's happening in his live radio commentary. A genuinely decent man as well. https://t.co/KMEy0T0S0q— Kevin Egan (@lonesharkoy) January 17, 2020
Shocking. Brian Carthy is a legend— Bob Doheny (@bob_doheny) January 17, 2020
I'm not believing that the timeless Brian Carthy is no longer employed by RTE.— natkingcoleslaw (@natkingcoleslaw) January 17, 2020
Like genuinely what the fuck.
Absolutely crazy decision Brian Carthy is the voice of Gaa in Ireland. https://t.co/yrH3WiIhWS— Donie pharoah (@gneeveguilla15) January 18, 2020
Absolutely shocking! Brian Carthy is the best gaa commentator on the radio by far! Shame on RTE , and we pay a fee to listen to the bullshit some of the others spread on the air waves.— @Paddy-Kelly (@PaddyUnderdog) January 18, 2020
This is really disappointing. Brian Carthy is an excellent commentator and journalist, still with plenty to offer. Who replaces him in the organization or is it more cost saving? https://t.co/mdIsHZPRXO— Hawkeye Sidekick (@hawkeyesidekick) January 18, 2020
Seriously, what next. Brian Carthy is one of the best commentators in the business, with an encylopidic memory. They are destroying the lifeblood of the game, when they strip away men like this.— Robert O' Neill (@badbob1) January 18, 2020
To fuck with Rte and all their Pc bullshit
Disgrace, Brian Carthy is an excellent commentator. RTE going down the pan— Jamie Barrett (@jbarrett94) January 17, 2020
Brian Carthy is one of the best Gaa comentaters we have ever had, this is a shame to let this happen.?— Declan Mc Carthy (@DeclanM63223986) January 18, 2020
It's just not right what RTE are doing to Brian Carthy! A great GAA man and the voice of our games! Brian's programme "The Championship" on RTE Radio 1 on Friday nights is a must listen. #notright #savebrian— Canice Picklington (@kkhurlingman) January 18, 2020
@RTEsport what is going on in your heads by not renewing Brian Carthy’s contract?— Joe O'Brien (@Joeobrien4) January 17, 2020
Sad to see this. Probably one of the most iconic voices on our radio waves over the past few decades and shocking that he never commentated an All-Ireland even since Michéal's retirement. A true professional and a gent. https://t.co/eo5NbKfOph— David Hennessy (@MrDavidHennessy) January 17, 2020