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Who in your opinion is the best or worst TV/Radio GAA commentators and why?

johnocarroll17 (Limerick) - Posts: 36 - 27/08/2020 23:40:02    2289444

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Marty morrisey.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 16724 - 28/08/2020 09:42:08    2289452

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Replying To johnocarroll17:  "Who in your opinion is the best or worst TV/Radio GAA commentators and why?"
Darragh Moloney is an absolutely fantastic commentator - should have been left in the commentary box and not moved to the studio.

Most of the commentators are brilliant, it's the co-commentators who tend to be a real mixed bag.

cavanman47 (Cavan) - Posts: 3976 - 28/08/2020 09:49:35    2289455

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The question lacks ethics imo

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 2114 - 28/08/2020 10:16:29    2289457

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There's a number of fantastic commentators across the platforms, channels, languages. Some local radio commentators are a testament to the game. Charlie Collins, and the late great Séamus Mac Géidigh of RnaG the pick of the bunch from this direction.

At a national level I thought Darragh Maloney was brilliant. Really and truly, the commentators for football and hurling nowadays stand out more when they're *not* up to the job such is the overall quality.

SurelyToGod (Donegal) - Posts: 165 - 28/08/2020 10:32:32    2289460

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Replying To royaldunne:  "Marty morrisey."
best or worst?

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 1371 - 28/08/2020 11:03:18    2289468

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I like Dave MacIntyre on sky sports, however Mike Finnerty on Sky is a different story he is too much into his cliches, on RTE I like Darragh Maloney, I like Marty Morrissey only in hurling, not a fan when it's football

DuhallowRed (Cork) - Posts: 138 - 28/08/2020 11:08:32    2289469

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Darragh Maloney is good

Brian "high high high" Carty i can't stand

On Galway Bay FM Ollie Turner either thinks Galway are the best team in the world or the worst. Rarely do I ever have a clue where the ball is. They could be 10 points up and if the opposition score we are in danger of a collapse!

Michael O'M was class because (apart from his brilliant wit) you always new where the ball was on the pitch

a lot of them forget to read out the score regularly. Not a problem in hurling so much because of the scoring rate but some football games are not so high scoring.

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 1265 - 28/08/2020 11:50:23    2289479

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Daragh Moloney is excellent, however in the crazy Politically World that we now live in, it won't be long before we have women commentating on our games, and the studio is 50/50 men/women. Sorry but the Sunday Game for both the live show and the highlights program on a Sunday night are just not the same since they introduced women onto them.

gilly1910 (Galway) - Posts: 88 - 28/08/2020 12:10:10    2289487

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Daragh Maloney is excellent, I also like Kevin McStay as co-commentator.

Marty Morrissey and Dessie Dolan are rubbish..

jacktheDub (Dublin) - Posts: 902 - 28/08/2020 14:35:42    2289507

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Replying To Mayonman:  "Darragh Maloney is good

Brian "high high high" Carty i can't stand

On Galway Bay FM Ollie Turner either thinks Galway are the best team in the world or the worst. Rarely do I ever have a clue where the ball is. They could be 10 points up and if the opposition score we are in danger of a collapse!

Michael O'M was class because (apart from his brilliant wit) you always new where the ball was on the pitch

a lot of them forget to read out the score regularly. Not a problem in hurling so much because of the scoring rate but some football games are not so high scoring."
Why was there a new ball on the pitch?

Saynothing (Tyrone) - Posts: 130 - 28/08/2020 15:25:10    2289510

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Morrissey is the worst - his cheeky-culchie stuff tops it off
Canning- the Dame Sally Markham of commentary
Fr Brian Carthy will not be missed


Mike Finnerty Sky very measured

On the local scene, Colm Corrigan LMFM does a fantastic job on GAA and sport in general
The new lad on Northern Sound is very good too, a welcome change from the castrato tones we are used to from that outfit.

Eddie the Exile (Monaghan) - Posts: 709 - 28/08/2020 16:08:45    2289518

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Am I the only one doesn't really pay attention to how good or bad the TV commentators are as long as they get the names right.

I often here people talk about how great this fella is or annoying that fella is but I find with 99% of them I have no opinion either way and don't even notice which one is working that day.

Radio is different obviously because you need the match explained to you but even then I'm usually neutral on most commentators

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 1018 - 28/08/2020 16:37:55    2289526

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Brian Carty is the worst hands down.
The Galway BayFM commentators think that there's such a conspiracy against Galway teams by referees and whoever that Oliver Stone could make a movie about it.

Galway4ever (Galway) - Posts: 127 - 28/08/2020 16:42:09    2289529

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best marty morrissey/michael duignan combo
worst has to be brian carty and worst co commentator a joint award to tommy carr and martin carney.

kavvie (Clare) - Posts: 495 - 31/08/2020 09:41:11    2289884

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Dessie Dolan and Martin Carney have to be the worst in football.
Darragh Moloney and Kevin Mc Stay best for football.
Michael Duignan probably the best and Marty Morrissey is ok for the hurling too.

catch22 (USA) - Posts: 1529 - 31/08/2020 10:28:10    2289898

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Agree, Carney is particularly annoying- even when he's saying something positive sounds negative

Galway4ever (Galway) - Posts: 127 - 31/08/2020 17:30:48    2289977

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Replying To Mayonman:  "Darragh Maloney is good

Brian "high high high" Carty i can't stand

On Galway Bay FM Ollie Turner either thinks Galway are the best team in the world or the worst. Rarely do I ever have a clue where the ball is. They could be 10 points up and if the opposition score we are in danger of a collapse!

Michael O'M was class because (apart from his brilliant wit) you always new where the ball was on the pitch

a lot of them forget to read out the score regularly. Not a problem in hurling so much because of the scoring rate but some football games are not so high scoring."
Agree with everything you say MOM was the greatest ever. I think Darragh moloney is great too.

Ollie turner is either making players out to be the second coming of christ or hes running them down theres no inbetween. His dramatics are ridiculous

galwayfball (Galway) - Posts: 1179 - 31/08/2020 18:08:14    2289986

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Replying To catch22:  "Dessie Dolan and Martin Carney have to be the worst in football.
Darragh Moloney and Kevin Mc Stay best for football.
Michael Duignan probably the best and Marty Morrissey is ok for the hurling too."
I agree with all that. Duignan is great! He really knows his stuff and is very insightful. When he speaks, he usually has something worthwhile to say, and he does not blather on just for the sake of saying something.

Gaillimh_Abu (Galway) - Posts: 831 - 31/08/2020 18:35:29    2289989

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Each to their own, it's all about opinions.

Not a fan of lifeless commentators and Co-commentators boring you with stats, you want to be made like you're there watching it as they describe the action.

Marty is great, gets animated during commentary, not afraid to act the fool. In an era, that seems to me, where too many in the media want to seem cool and interesting, Marty doesn't give a shite.

I like Dave McIntyre too, someone mentioned him earlier. Be it on TV or radio and other sports he's well researched and gets animated during commentary.

I know very little about hurling but love it. But for me a Sunday afternoon listening to Pauric Lodge and John Mullane doing live radio commentary of any game is magic. One giving great commentary, the other regularly losing the run of himself.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 5873 - 31/08/2020 18:47:13    2289990

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