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Brian Carthy

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I have to say I was disappointed to hear of his departure. I can't really figure out the reasoning behind it. The man is an encylpedia of GAA knowledge and an excellent commentator. No doubt he'll be whipped up by RTE's rivals.

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 829 - 18/01/2020 12:02:21    2260578

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Replying To Bon:  "I have to say I was disappointed to hear of his departure. I can't really figure out the reasoning behind it. The man is an encylpedia of GAA knowledge and an excellent commentator. No doubt he'll be whipped up by RTE's rivals."
RTE making some bizarre decisions of late, the like of this and giving the likes of tubridy and ray d'arcy small fortunes.

wexico15 (Wexford) - Posts: 1998 - 18/01/2020 12:23:46    2260579

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Brian was a great GAA man, and a committed Roscommon supporter. I don't why he is leaving RTE, but it will be hard to replace him.

thelongridge (Offaly) - Posts: 1215 - 18/01/2020 12:54:24    2260582

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RTE queuing up the yes men. Shocking decision, a brillant commentator.
RTE should be let go burst, they are letting go people on the ground but paying €400,000 plus salaries to people who simply aren't worth it.
We see it in everyday life from Banks, Insurance, Govt Depts, GAA, FAI, RTE etc & all dissenting voices are silenced & the rest follow like sheep.

moc.dna (Galway) - Posts: 975 - 18/01/2020 14:40:58    2260591

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Replying To moc.dna:  "RTE queuing up the yes men. Shocking decision, a brillant commentator.
RTE should be let go burst, they are letting go people on the ground but paying €400,000 plus salaries to people who simply aren't worth it.
We see it in everyday life from Banks, Insurance, Govt Depts, GAA, FAI, RTE etc & all dissenting voices are silenced & the rest follow like sheep."
Tell me 5 people in RTE who aren't worth their wage.

catch22 (USA) - Posts: 1233 - 18/01/2020 15:12:08    2260595

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Replying To moc.dna:  "RTE queuing up the yes men. Shocking decision, a brillant commentator.
RTE should be let go burst, they are letting go people on the ground but paying €400,000 plus salaries to people who simply aren't worth it.
We see it in everyday life from Banks, Insurance, Govt Depts, GAA, FAI, RTE etc & all dissenting voices are silenced & the rest follow like sheep."
I thinks it's a dreadful decision but I agreed with them when they gave Brolly the road. But I am curious as to how you have put Brian in a group of dissenting voices? I doubt they are cutting him due to his outrageous opinions!!

TheFlaker (Mayo) - Posts: 6586 - 18/01/2020 15:13:54    2260596

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RTE going down the tubes....bland and sterile. I don't agree with Brolly but like Dunphy you need someone to disagree with on tv.

Brian Carty is an excellent commentator...sad to see him being axed. My guess is a new female commentator will be coming in down the line for "balance"

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 10077 - 18/01/2020 16:17:49    2260608

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re brian carthy sacking i think we deserve an explanation.

toe2hand (Galway) - Posts: 223 - 18/01/2020 16:59:18    2260614

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Replying To toe2hand:  "re brian carthy sacking i think we deserve an explanation."
We will be a long time waiting for that.

thelongridge (Offaly) - Posts: 1215 - 18/01/2020 18:41:50    2260636

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There was a time when the best person for the job held that job, not necessarily anymore.

Cuhullain (Kildare) - Posts: 209 - 19/01/2020 14:40:22    2260759

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brilliant commentator, bad decision by RTE.... loved his commentaries, especially the sat. champ games!

Monaghan Exile (Monaghan) - Posts: 389 - 19/01/2020 14:59:47    2260761

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Replying To moc.dna:  "RTE queuing up the yes men. Shocking decision, a brillant commentator.
RTE should be let go burst, they are letting go people on the ground but paying €400,000 plus salaries to people who simply aren't worth it.
We see it in everyday life from Banks, Insurance, Govt Depts, GAA, FAI, RTE etc & all dissenting voices are silenced & the rest follow like sheep."
If RTE go bust we end up like USA with nothing but fox news peddling the likes of Trump and other right wing loons

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 605 - 19/01/2020 15:26:19    2260769

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Would listen to games just to hear this mans commentary. Will hopefully join up with another gaa show. RTE haven't got a clue about GAA and how to deliver it to the public.

TG4 are a different class and appreciate the special place that the GAA has in the hearts and minds of young and old in Ireland.

DLlegends (Donegal) - Posts: 492 - 19/01/2020 15:36:17    2260772

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Replying To Breezy:  "If RTE go bust we end up like USA with nothing but fox news peddling the likes of Trump and other right wing loons"
I actually have never seen a more dumb comment as that and im a good few years here now.... What has right wing loons or trump got to with the sacking of brian carthy!!!! Rte are shooting themselves in the foot getting rid of our best studio analysists and now commentators...

preddan (Kildare) - Posts: 466 - 19/01/2020 15:59:21    2260780

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Replying To Breezy:  "If RTE go bust we end up like USA with nothing but fox news peddling the likes of Trump and other right wing loons"
Rte have been busy for years. They don't pay for themselves.

catch22 (USA) - Posts: 1233 - 19/01/2020 16:27:05    2260786

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'High,High,High over the Bar' in a shrill shriek..Brian Carthy is a terrible commentator. It's about time they showed him the door.

bloodyban (Limerick) - Posts: 1216 - 19/01/2020 16:27:25    2260787

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Replying To bloodyban:  "'High,High,High over the Bar' in a shrill shriek..Brian Carthy is a terrible commentator. It's about time they showed him the door."
Yeah, was looking for someone to agree with that he's not that good. Mind you, his replacement may not be much better, we'll wait and see

eoghan6688 (Galway) - Posts: 84 - 19/01/2020 16:42:57    2260792

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Replying To bloodyban:  "'High,High,High over the Bar' in a shrill shriek..Brian Carthy is a terrible commentator. It's about time they showed him the door."
dead right he would put u to sleep

meath1977 (Meath) - Posts: 444 - 19/01/2020 17:06:03    2260797

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Replying To bloodyban:  "'High,High,High over the Bar' in a shrill shriek..Brian Carthy is a terrible commentator. It's about time they showed him the door."
Fully agree. Don't want to kick the man when he's down but he is terrible. Can't stand listening to him

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 1168 - 19/01/2020 22:29:55    2260963

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Replying To meath1977:  "dead right he would put u to sleep"
You are probably asleep most of the time anyway. Tell l me who is better just name them?

browncows (Meath) - Posts: 2120 - 20/01/2020 02:59:42    2260984

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