Sayings from the radio
The one and only Micheal O Muircheartaigh:: "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...
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Unnamed Radio Killkenny commentator:: "Is the ref going to finally blow his whistle?... No, he's going to blow his nose!"
"Sean Og O Hailpin... his father's from Fermanagh, his mother's from Fiji, neither a hurling stronghold ..."
And finally, Matthew McMahon - Clare FM GAA commentator (during the Munster Final 1995) "Its all over... Clare are... Jeeeesus !!"
(during the All-Ireland 95)"The cigarettes are being lit here in the commentary box,. the lads are getting anxious, its a line ball down there to Clare and who's to take it?... Will ye put 'em out lads yee'll choke me."
" Teddy McCarthy to John McCarthy, no relation, John McCarthy back to Teddy McCarthy, still no relation "
Best of all, from the Crossmolina vs. Bellaghy club football semi-final last Sunday on Sunday Sport "............ McAndrew collects the ball, and is immediately taken from behind by Diamond. He's on the ground and it looks like he's hurt .........."
And not really a commentary, just some words of encouragement... at Athenry a couple of years ago, as the bould Eddie Mc was struggling heroically to rise the ball "... Jesus would you rise it McMahon - if twas a skirt you'd lift it!!..."
While your here, check out the one of the greatest commentaries in the history of the GAA, with Ed Moroney on the mic.