While we all love sport for the sake of sport, it's not too great a stretch to say that what goes on in and around the action can be equally enjoyable. Saturday's All-Ireland semi final replay was a case in point. Whether it's the irate Mayo man that everyone is talking about or the Garda putting a young chap on his arse, it had it all.
And now that Sky Sports have caught on to how enjoyable it can all be, we have a new pastime to sit back and enjoy. Given that Kerry vs Mayo was just so damn enjoyable we had to take a look at what our bemused neighbours thought of it.
The action was live on Sky Sports 4 at the time but it seems word of mouth spread and there was quite a few folks from across the water tuning in to the repeat on Sky Sports 3 on Sunday morning.
While it's all rather amusing, we're particularly enamoured with @Imhavingthesoup from Birmingham who reveals he is a convert at 7.12 p.m. before lamenting that the long wait continues for Mayo, all of 18 minutes later.
Sky Sports 3 now. GAA semi final replay. ???? #hearditwasacracker
— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) August 31, 2014
Seamus O'Shea is a game man... — Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) August 31, 2014
Gaelic football was rubbish until the fat man ran on the pitch to join the fight
— Will Ashby (@WilliamAshby) August 31, 2014
Irish GAA Football is fecking awesome . Ker v May literally kicking the the shit out of each other. The coach/staff and even fans joined in! — Radish (@Radish656) August 31, 2014
Amazing scenes. Gutted for Mayo, the long wait continues. Sky should be promoting the arse out of Gaelic Football, proper game. #gaa
— Birdy (@Imhavingthesoup) August 30, 2014
Watching GAA on SS3. Imagine that at a Scottish football match. Polis would be in riot gear.
— Lisa (@lisafreckles81) August 31, 2014
Get yourself on sky sports 4 now and watch a mix or rugby, football and cage fighting this shit is unbelievable — chuckie (@CharlieChechlac) August 31, 2014
You know the scene where the cartoons play 'sport' in bedknobs and broomsticks - it's just Gaelic Football.
— Gary Mulvey (@mulverine_) August 31, 2014
Meanwhile the Gaelic Football semi final on Sky sports is absolutely bat shit mental. Carnage at the death! — Joe (@JTJ_10) August 30, 2014
Noooo Gaelic football is too funny, how are fans running on the pitch to fight the players ????????????????
— niamh (@niamhsmith21) August 30, 2014
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