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Ger Gilroy, on newstalk

  • 24-07-2006 12:00pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 166,038 ✭✭✭✭ LegacyUser


    i think he's a terrible broadcaster.

    he presents off the ball on newstalk. but has been filling in for eamann dunphy lately, on the breakfast show.

    every fourth or fifth word is, eh, as in.

    "we're, eh, talking to, eh, the leader of the, eh, taxi union...."

    his voice is pretty anoying too, sounds like he's just woken up after a nights partying, and is pretty condisending sounding too.

    there are some good presenters on newstalk, who actualy sound like they've had some sort of broadcast training, but this guy sounds like he just walked in off the street, and said "eh, giz a, eh shot doin dat"


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,481 ✭✭✭ RE*AC*TOR


    I like the guy. He seems to be well informed, knowlegeable, asks intelligent questions.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,849 Hobart


    I'm a fan, but mostly of his "off the ball" persona. I think that it is best sports program on Irish Radio at the moment. I agree with the OP wrt to his hesitentcy(sp?) when asking questions. It does come across a bit like he was unprepared. Overall his pro's out-weigh his cons.


  • Registered Users Posts: 66 ✭✭✭ JustSomeone


    Each to his own I guess - but there are a few people who I am sick of hearing on Newstalk. In no particular order:
    - Ger Gilroy
    - David Norris
    - Constantin Gurdayev (or however that's spelled)

    Carole Coleman has a really offputting, shrill voice, but I can put up with it as her content is generally worth listening to. I think she's one of those presenters who seems more comfortable with "heavy" topics than lighter ones.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,585 HelterSkelter


    Gotta agree with the OP, he sounds like a total amateur. I switched to Morning Ireland this morning for the first time in months.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,046 Dustaz


    I think hes great. Hes pretty much the reason that i listen to newstalk (him and the other off the ball guys.). I dont think hes too bad on the morning show and i much prefer him to the girl who was filling in for george hook.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 27,895 Dave!


    i like him


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 14,576 ✭✭✭✭ FlutterinBantam


    Agree with the OP...staccato delivery gets on yer wick after about 10 mins


  • Registered Users Posts: 470 ✭✭ Dublin's Finest


    He seems to be everywhere lately as well. That stupid slot he did for RTÉ during the World Cup wrecked my nut.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,585 HelterSkelter


    While interviewing someone this morning he asked "what's the craic with...", very unprofessional for a presenter on a current affairs programme.

    Edit: Ok, here's the full quote, they were talking about the leaks in the port tunnel at the time:
    "To give us the details, eh, we've actually got Tom Lyons of the, eh, Independent on the line, Tom what's the craic here, mmm, is this something actually new that's happened or was it kind of expected?"


  • Registered Users Posts: 166,038 ✭✭✭✭ LegacyUser


    While interviewing someone this morning he asked "what's the craic with...", very unprofessional for a presenter on a current affairs programme.

    exactly, he just comes accross as some headaball, who has absolutly no training what so ever.

    a bit like that knob head who does the weather on tv3


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,907 ✭✭✭ Badabing


    I think he is very good on the radio but his tv stuff is terrible ala park live and dat world cup thing he did! the worst presenter on newstalk i think is gerry o'sullivan he does the weekend sports show his voice is so annoying!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,638 ✭✭✭ SHOVELLER


    What is with the ring at the top of his ear?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 37,215 ✭✭✭✭ Dudess


    Holy crap, when this thread was going, Facebook and smartphones didn't exist!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 901 ChunkyLover_53


    I like the cut of his jib.

    I love his sports work & honestly miss his interviews when he was on the morning show, that condesending tone was great for interviewing politicians et al.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 901 ChunkyLover_53


    Dudess wrote: »
    Holy crap, when this thread was going, Facebook and smartphones didn't exist!

    Sweet Jebus, thats what I get for nosing around the main page.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,103 ✭✭✭✭ gormdubhgorm


    Ger Gilroy has got even more annoying since this thread started. These days he has the habit of throwing in 'like". Similar to the way a teenage girl does. Lately he has taken to throwing words in like feckers and sh*te when on air.
    He now sounds even more amateurish then local community radio now. Maybe that's the selling point? I don't know.
    What used to annoy me more was his under current of smugness and fake sounding dramatic voice. For the dramatic moments. Similar to Cartman in South park.


  • Registered Users Posts: 383 ✭✭ browne_rob5


    Ger Gilroy has got even more annoying since this thread started. These days he has the habit of throwing in 'like". Similar to the way a teenage girl does. Lately he has taken to throwing words in like feckers and sh*te when on air.
    He now sounds even more amateurish then local community radio now. Maybe that's the selling point? I don't know.
    What used to annoy me more was his under current of smugness and fake sounding dramatic voice. For the dramatic moments. Similar to Cartman in South park.

    I was listening to off the ball last night and I can't believe how bad a presenter Ger Gilroy is. I generally switch over if he is presenting it rather than Joe Molloy.

    He was trying to make a point about the Ireland team being given the day off training so they could go on the p*iss. When everyone disagreed with him he started shouting it louder in a funny voice which was really cringe. I've noticed this is something he often does. Not sure if he is trying to be funny or what.

    I disagree with a lot of his opinions about sport also. Its a pity he lets the show down because the rest of the team do a pretty good job. Surprised this guy has been around for so long.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,103 ✭✭✭✭ gormdubhgorm


    Martin O'Neill might finally have made the penny drop for him?

    He was on 'Off the Ball' on Newstalk recently -





    Ger Gilroy interview with Martin O'Neill 3rd June 2017


    Here is the bit in question word for word.



    Ger Gilroy:


    Yeah, except the thing about the national team is that....

    A lot of the the.....

    A lot of the language around it is dictated, by the TV punditry

    And I don't know if the view is necessarily dictated the way it would have been when we were kids growing up, where there was.... like...

    No access

    No other analysis

    No other media around it

    It was like the two lads, said whatever they said

    The public parroted that

    Maybe, I think now people have much more access and they have their own information

    And they can make their own mind up

    But it's still...like, there is still a dominate viewpoint at times.

    Is....the viewpoint that comes across on the TV punditry

    And, with the national team everybody feels a sense of ownership about it





    Martin O'Neill:



    Eh sorry

    I am not following you

    Give me that again




    Ger Gilroy:


    Are you worried that sometimes the analysis around team is a bit too negative?





    Martin O'Neill:


    You could of said that in the first place

    That took you 15 minutes





    Ger Gilroy:
    (Interrupting quickly)


    I wanted to explain it properly





    Martin O'Neill:


    Well it is easier if you just speak simply

    You know, it helps....


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 876 Rumple Stillson


    When the guys from Second Captains left Newstalk, I stopped listening to Off the Ball. There is literally nothing interesting about Ger, Joe, Kevin Kilbane etc... That said lots of people seem to like them and the ratings remain good afaik.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 320 ✭✭ WillieMason


    I hate this guy


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