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Katie McCabe Corrects Sky Sports On Hilarious Castlebar Gaffe

Katie McCabe Corrects Sky Sports On Hilarious Castlebar Gaffe
By Eoin Harrington

Katie McCabe has been in exceptional form of late, and she was this wek awarded with October's player of the month award for the Women's Super League.

She was interviewed by Sky Sports this week - but had to correct the broadcaster's Twitter account after a hilarious misinterpretation of the word "Castlebar".

Sky make blunder on Katie McCabe tweet

The likes of Arsenal legend Ian Wright are among those who have sung Katie McCabe's praises in recent weeks, with the Ireland captain tearing it up in the WSL for the Gunners. McCabe was rewarded for her outstanding form with the October player and goal of the month awards for the WSL.

She was interviewed by Sky ahead of Sunday's clash between Arsenal and West Ham, and told the story of how she decided to sign for the north Londoners. She said she was in Mayo at the time of deciding to move to Arsenal, who she joined in December 2015.


There was just one small problem, though. Sky's Twitter account "Sky Sports WSL" tweeted an excerpt of the section of the interview where McCabe told the story from Mayo - with the caption "I was in Castle bar at the time".

The addition of an emoji of two pint glasses clinking was the real icing on the cake, in a terrible blunder for Sky's social media team. McCabe took to Twitter soon after to reply to the video and clarify that she was, in fact, referring to the town of Castlebar in County Mayo, not a pub called the Castle.

The video and tweet have since been removed from Sky's account.


Perhaps they thought Katie McCabe was referring to the Castle, a pub just a ten minute drive south of Arsenal's home ground in London.

Regardless, it's the most football related publicity the town of Castlebar has experienced in quite some time.

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