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Marty and Darragh Maloney are miles ahead imo. Think Maloney is a fantastic commentator.

As for analysis, look, it's not rocket science, I'm personally not pushed about a game being forensically analysed, insight etc, at the end of the day these guys are basically just telling you what you just saw, the team with better players, (or these days fitter players) still generally win, I like listening to Pat and Sean going at it, think it's good entertainment.

Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 1359 - 19/07/2021 13:17:03    2361674

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Replying To s goldrick:  "terrible commentary, co-commentary and analysis on RTE, especially where Ulster foitball is concerned. they frequently get the teams mixed up (saying Donegal instead of Tyrone or visa versa. joanne cantwell said Donegal were down to 13. I am sure they also said Macmenemin was black-carded. their views on decisions their knowledge of the players is poor.
on the Sunday game later the highlights of the Armagh v Tyrone game were atrocious . the editing was terrible. you could not get a sense of the game at all."
obviously I meant Monaghan v Tyrone
or was it Armagh v Monaghan…
anyway you get the picture.

s goldrick (Cavan) - Posts: 5496 - 19/07/2021 15:38:10    2361756

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I found Tomás O Sé very irritating on the co commentary yesterday, due to the amount of times he told us the match 'was "brillant" to watch' in the first 20mins. When the match actually became quite absorbing further into it, he dropped his need to seemingly sell us mutton dressed as lamb. For 20mins there, it was like listening to Martin Tylet, or Andy Gray in his heyday, overselling a drab dreary Premiership encounter on SkySports.

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 2712 - 12/09/2021 11:02:02    2379888

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RTE on the GAA are sanitised eye washing. Where Mayo are concerned it is OTT rubbish. And yeah ultimately they dont like Tyrone. There is an element in the GAA (in every county including my own) like the clown in the Donegal Jersey behind the Presentation of Cup. Brolly btw is spot on. The match yesterday was gripping even if the football was hit and miss, but it was gripping and no matter what, it has to be hard luck to Mayo and well done to Tyrone. But RTE are brutal in their presentation.

arock (Dublin) - Posts: 4776 - 12/09/2021 12:03:47    2379911

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Replying To Galway9801:  "Marty and Darragh Maloney are miles ahead imo. Think Maloney is a fantastic commentator.

As for analysis, look, it's not rocket science, I'm personally not pushed about a game being forensically analysed, insight etc, at the end of the day these guys are basically just telling you what you just saw, the team with better players, (or these days fitter players) still generally win, I like listening to Pat and Sean going at it, think it's good entertainment."
In fairness it's very hard to see tactics and setups on tv. You need an overall view of the pitch for this so they do have to tell you what's going on. You don't see movement off the ball on the TV.

ecad123 (Galway) - Posts: 233 - 12/09/2021 17:27:09    2380013

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leitrimforsam (Leitrim) - Posts: 66 - 12/09/2021 19:40:42    2380046

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I always think rte get unfair bashing. They are in general good.

Camann (Waterford) - Posts: 6 - 01/10/2021 13:23:29    2383967

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Replying To Camann:  "I always think rte get unfair bashing. They are in general good."
Are RTE televising club games this year?

johnocarroll17 (Limerick) - Posts: 408 - 01/10/2021 15:45:18    2384024

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Replying To Camann:  "I always think rte get unfair bashing. They are in general good."
Good for what.?

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 2666 - 01/10/2021 15:57:00    2384032

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Replying To KillingFields:  "I know loads of the older hurling generation who could not see the match today as it was not televised on free to air. All these people are good hurling people who have done a lot over the years for the game. They could not attend today because of the limit on attendance and some are are cocooning. They love hurling and these matches are sold to sky which in my view is terrible especially as these older generations have gone through so much in this pandemic. The gaa is made up of nearly all volunteers and this is what they do to them !
ecad123 (Galway) - Posts: 111 - 03/07/2021 21:49:13

Do these people not have family they could watch games with? You are making many of the older generations(from what age are you calling these older generations anyway? ) to be very feeble and not capable of much thinking...

There was no shortage of tickets for Croke Park today. They were on general sale nearly all day yesterday. ​
There has been so much absolute rubbish talked in the last few days about how disgraceful it was that todays games weren't on RTE etc.
Firstly, let's address one myth:
Contrary to popular belief, watching RTE isn't free.
We just have to pay for it in a different way, through TV licences and general taxation to pay the grossly inflated salaries of irritating presenters.
At least a person has a choice whether they want to pay for Sky or not. When it comes to RTE we have no choice, it's forced upon us to pay for it.
Secondly, a person without sky sports could have bought a day pass on nowtv for a tenner and saw all 3 games on sky today. €3.33 per game. You'd pay more for a coffee.
There is an unbelievable sense of entitlement when it comes to paying for things GAA related.
The GAA has a great product that multinational sports companies want to broadcast around the world. Why shouldn't we be welcoming that with open arms instead of cribbing.
There has never been as many games available to watch on TV thanks to things like the Sky and Eir Sports deals.
And it's not like all of the Sky Sports money goes into the pocket of some multimillionaire investor, the money is used to develop the organisation right across Ireland in every town and village.
The shortsightedness of some people in their complaining is exasperating.
Onfor15 (Wexford) - Posts: 259 - 03/07/2021 22:14:07

top class post. totally agree about most of that..."
What is the reason that RTE, our national provider does not make broadband available to its customers and others in your opinion.??

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 2666 - 13/11/2022 13:10:20    2447364

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Replying To supersub15:  "
Replying To KillingFields:  "I know loads of the older hurling generation who could not see the match today as it was not televised on free to air. All these people are good hurling people who have done a lot over the years for the game. They could not attend today because of the limit on attendance and some are are cocooning. They love hurling and these matches are sold to sky which in my view is terrible especially as these older generations have gone through so much in this pandemic. The gaa is made up of nearly all volunteers and this is what they do to them !
ecad123 (Galway) - Posts: 111 - 03/07/2021 21:49:13

Do these people not have family they could watch games with? You are making many of the older generations(from what age are you calling these older generations anyway? ) to be very feeble and not capable of much thinking...

There was no shortage of tickets for Croke Park today. They were on general sale nearly all day yesterday. ​
There has been so much absolute rubbish talked in the last few days about how disgraceful it was that todays games weren't on RTE etc.
Firstly, let's address one myth:
Contrary to popular belief, watching RTE isn't free.
We just have to pay for it in a different way, through TV licences and general taxation to pay the grossly inflated salaries of irritating presenters.
At least a person has a choice whether they want to pay for Sky or not. When it comes to RTE we have no choice, it's forced upon us to pay for it.
Secondly, a person without sky sports could have bought a day pass on nowtv for a tenner and saw all 3 games on sky today. €3.33 per game. You'd pay more for a coffee.
There is an unbelievable sense of entitlement when it comes to paying for things GAA related.
The GAA has a great product that multinational sports companies want to broadcast around the world. Why shouldn't we be welcoming that with open arms instead of cribbing.
There has never been as many games available to watch on TV thanks to things like the Sky and Eir Sports deals.
And it's not like all of the Sky Sports money goes into the pocket of some multimillionaire investor, the money is used to develop the organisation right across Ireland in every town and village.
The shortsightedness of some people in their complaining is exasperating.
Onfor15 (Wexford) - Posts: 259 - 03/07/2021 22:14:07

top class post. totally agree about most of that..."
What is the reason that RTE, our national provider does not make broadband available to its customers and others in your opinion.?? "
Because its not their job?
They are not responsible for broadband.

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 2874 - 13/11/2022 16:53:00    2447396

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Replying To KillingFields:  "
Replying To supersub15:  "[quote=KillingFields:  "I know loads of the older hurling generation who could not see the match today as it was not televised on free to air. All these people are good hurling people who have done a lot over the years for the game. They could not attend today because of the limit on attendance and some are are cocooning. They love hurling and these matches are sold to sky which in my view is terrible especially as these older generations have gone through so much in this pandemic. The gaa is made up of nearly all volunteers and this is what they do to them !
ecad123 (Galway) - Posts: 111 - 03/07/2021 21:49:13

Do these people not have family they could watch games with? You are making many of the older generations(from what age are you calling these older generations anyway? ) to be very feeble and not capable of much thinking...

There was no shortage of tickets for Croke Park today. They were on general sale nearly all day yesterday. ​
There has been so much absolute rubbish talked in the last few days about how disgraceful it was that todays games weren't on RTE etc.
Firstly, let's address one myth:
Contrary to popular belief, watching RTE isn't free.
We just have to pay for it in a different way, through TV licences and general taxation to pay the grossly inflated salaries of irritating presenters.
At least a person has a choice whether they want to pay for Sky or not. When it comes to RTE we have no choice, it's forced upon us to pay for it.
Secondly, a person without sky sports could have bought a day pass on nowtv for a tenner and saw all 3 games on sky today. €3.33 per game. You'd pay more for a coffee.
There is an unbelievable sense of entitlement when it comes to paying for things GAA related.
The GAA has a great product that multinational sports companies want to broadcast around the world. Why shouldn't we be welcoming that with open arms instead of cribbing.
There has never been as many games available to watch on TV thanks to things like the Sky and Eir Sports deals.
And it's not like all of the Sky Sports money goes into the pocket of some multimillionaire investor, the money is used to develop the organisation right across Ireland in every town and village.
The shortsightedness of some people in their complaining is exasperating.
Onfor15 (Wexford) - Posts: 259 - 03/07/2021 22:14:07

top class post. totally agree about most of that..."
What is the reason that RTE, our national provider does not make broadband available to its customers and others in your opinion.?? "
Because its not their job?
They are not responsible for broadband."]It appears as if I have asked the wrong question to the wrong person.

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 2666 - 14/11/2022 13:43:07    2447524

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It appears as if I have asked the wrong question to the wrong person.
supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 2653 - 14/11/2022 13:43:07

Who were you asking the question to and what was the question?

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 2874 - 14/11/2022 17:02:31    2447565

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Replying To jobber:  "BBC supplying broadband????
France tv and radio????
Ard/Zdf in Germán y, RAI in Italy I think not.
Where are these national broadcasters supplying broadband?
Sky is a multinational broadcasting empire whose only mission as it should be is profit. RTE for all its faults is a state owned broadcaster with a public service brief its impossible and undesireable to merge and unless the government agreed imposible"
He spelt "calibre" as "caliber" - may be an American

points50swiththeargyllsonthewrongfeet (Tyrone) - Posts: 79 - 15/11/2022 09:31:20    2447602

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