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Keep Politics Out Off GAA TV Coverage

  • 29-02-2020 10:20pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 3,990 ✭✭✭ Xenophile
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    Mark O'Shea ex Kerry footballer made a political comment tonight on The Saturday Game when he stated that Fine Gael had a poor result in the General Election "as they did not follow through on their promises".

    We all know that his uncle Paidi was an ardent FF supporter who had a close friendshp with Charlie Haughy.

    No marks for guessing that O'Shea is no supporter of FG.

    A more experienced presenter would not have left this comment pass, this type of comment has no place in a sports programme.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,832 ✭✭✭ Poor_old_gill
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    I do agree with you, I like Tomas but it was a cheap enough shot


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 9,275 Mod ✭✭✭✭ seligehgit
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    Xenophile wrote: »
    Mark O'Shea ex Kerry footballer made a political comment tonight on The Saturday Game when he stated that Fine Gael had a poor result in the General Election "as they did not follow through on their promises".

    We all know that his uncle Paidi was an ardent FF supporter who had a close friendshp with Charlie Haughy.

    No marks for guessing that O'Shea is no supporter of FG.

    A more experienced presenter would not have left this comment pass, this type of comment has no place in a sports programme.

    I like both the O Se's for their analysis,most especially Tomas.But Marc is very decent on Eir Sports.

    Nonetheless he should be warned that such politicising of GAA coverage has no place on the programme and it must cease going forward.


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,799 ✭✭✭✭ Dyr
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    Yerras gonna yerra


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,944 ✭✭✭✭ Mantis Toboggan
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    He's not wrong though!!

    But yeah I'd agree, mixing sports and politics or political views is never good.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,832 ✭✭✭ Poor_old_gill
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    Bambi wrote: »
    Yerras gonna yerra

    The intellectual take on things!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,237 ✭✭✭ Rosita
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    Xenophile wrote: »
    Mark O'Shea ex Kerry footballer made a political comment tonight on The Saturday Game when he stated that Fine Gael had a poor result in the General Election "as they did not follow through on their promises".

    We all know that his uncle Paidi was an ardent FF supporter who had a close friendshp with Charlie Haughy.

    No marks for guessing that O'Shea is no supporter of FG.

    A more experienced presenter would not have left this comment pass, this type of comment has no place in a sports programme.

    In principle I'd certainly agree with you but was just wondering what was the context of the comments? Why did he get into it at all?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,642 ✭✭✭ citykat
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    We had the stadium announcer here in Nowlan park asking people to put their hands on their heart for better cardiac care in the SE. Probably the most pointless gesture one could make.


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