There;s an Iriah radio commentator that covers GAA(gaelic football and hurling). He commentated for RTE radio for about 60 years, only retired in september. His name is Mícheál O'Muircheartaigh and he came out with some crackers.
* The stopwatch has stopped. It's up to God and the referee now. The referee is Pat Horan. God is God.
* "1-5 to 0-8...well from Lapland to the Antarctic, that's level scores in any man's language". * "Pat Fox has it on his hurl and is motoring well now ... but here comes Joe Rabbitte hot on his tail ...... I've seen it all now, a Rabbitte chasing a Fox around Croke Park!"
* "Some players are consistent and some players are brilliant. Colm McAlarney is consistently brilliant. "
* "He grabs the sliotar, he's on the 50......he's on the 40......he's on the 30....... he's on the ground."
* "Seán Óg Ó hAilpín.... his father's from Fermanagh, his mother's from Fiji, neither one of them a hurling stronghold."
* "Teddy McCarthy to John McCarthy, no relation, John McCarthy back to Teddy McCarthy, still no relation."
* "Colin Corkery on the 45 lets go with the right boot. It's over the bar. This man shouldn't be playing football. He's made an almost Lazarus-like recovery from a heart condition. Lazarus was a great man but he couldn't kick points like Colin Corkery."
* "In the first half they played with the wind. In the second half they played with the ball."
* "Setanta Ó hAilpín....the original Setanta from the old Gaelic stories was ten foot tall, had ten fingers on each hand and ten toes on each foot but even he couldn't be playing better hurling than his namesake here today."
* "... and Brian Dooher is down injured. And while he is, I'll tell ye a little story. I was in Times Square in New York last week, and I was missing the Championship back home. So I approached a newsstand and I said 'I suppose you wouldn't have the Kerryman would you?' To which the Egyptian man behind the counter replied 'do you want the North Kerry edition or the South Kerry edition?'. He had both, so I bought both. And Dooher is back on his feet..."
* "Anthony Lynch, the Cork corner-back, would be the last person to let you down - his people are undertakers"
* "Teddy looks at the ball, the ball looks at Teddy."
* " Dublin have scored two points, one from the hand and one from the land."
* "Pat Fox out to the forty and grabs the sliothar. I bought a dog from his father last week. Fox turns and sprints for goal. The dog ran a great race last Tuesday in Limerick. Fox to the 21 fires a shot, it goes to the left and wide… And the dog lost as well."
* "I saw a few Sligo people at Mass in Gardiner Street this morning and the omens seem to be good for them, the priest was wearing the same colours as the Sligo jersey! 40 yards out on the Hogan Stand side of the field Ciarán Whelan goes on a rampage, it's a goal. So much for religion."
* "There's a streaker now on the pitch, I'd say he's a Kilkenny fan because he looks happy with the situation"
There;s an Iriah radio commentator that covers GAA(gaelic football and hurling). He commentated for RTE radio for about 60 years, only retired in september. His name is Mícheál O'Muircheartaigh and he came out with some crackers. * The stopwatch
Not so much funny but the odd language that is used in racing commentaries
first-time blinkers or whatever "worked the oracle"
the horse "lost no caste in defeat"
"A weak race in which few landed a serious blow" as if it were a combat sport
Not so much funny but the odd language that is used in racing commentariesfirst-time blinkers or whatever "worked the oracle"the horse "lost no caste in defeat""A weak race in which few landed a serious blow" as if it were a combat sport