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An Amazing Broadcasting Streak Will End During The All-Ireland Hurling Final

An Amazing Broadcasting Streak Will End During The All-Ireland Hurling Final

Sunday sees the end of a remarkable run in Irish broadcasting. For the first time since the 1985 All-Ireland hurling final, Ger Canning will not be the man describing the action for TV viewers.

Instead, it will be Marty Morrissey who will voice the first ever All-Ireland final meeting between Galway and Waterford. Alongside Morrissey tomorrow will be Offaly All-Ireland winner Michael Duignan.

Canning took over as RTÉ's chief GAA commentator from Michael O'Hehir in 1985. He has been on the mic for every hurling final since - that's 32 consecutive finals. Originally a school teacher, the Cork man began working with RTÉ in the late 1970s.

Morrissey received plaudits last year for his hurling final radio commentary which started with a wonderful monologue and his 'Holy Moses' moment for Domhnall O'Donovan's equalising point at the end of the drawn 2013 All-Ireland final between Cork and Clare has become an iconic moment.

Analysts in the studio tomorrow will be Ger Loughnane, Henry Shefflin and Liam Sheedy while Cyril Farrell and Donal O'Grady will be pitch side.

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On RTÉ's Radio One commentary tomorrow will be Pauric Lodge and Brendan Cummins while their pundits will be John Mullane (horse at the ready), David Collins and Tomas Mulcahy.

Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

See Also: Galway And Waterford Name Teams For All-Ireland Hurling Final

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