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Our Favourite GAA Commentaries Of The Television Era

Our Favourite GAA Commentaries Of The Television Era
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It's a month of anticipation and apprehension as the 2019 GAA Championship looms on the horizon.

In a bid to whet the appetite ahead of what looks destined to be an epic summer of action, this week's Balls.ie GAA podcast, the Three Man Weave, decided to pick out their favourite moments of TV GAA commentary.

Sometimes great commentary becomes a great moment, while often it is a great moment that demands great commentary. This list is by no means comprehensive, but it is exceptional and a timely reminder of the reason this sport is remarkable.

Full discussion and clips: 31.30 

Ahead of next week's show, we want you to contribute with your own suggestions for wonderful TV GAA commentary. Leave a comment or email [email protected] and we'll read out the best of them.

For now, here's a reminder of the classics the lads came up with from games gone by.

Paddy Cullen, heaven help him!


Michael O'Hehir didn't hold out much hope for Dublin keeper Paddy Cullen when Liam Salmon stepped up to hit a penalty for the Tribesmen in the 1974 All-Ireland Football Final.

Mulligan, still Mulligan!

Perhaps the greatest individual effort Croke Park has ever seen, Darragh Maloney words defined the star that was Muggsy. "What a goal!"

He's well and truly looked after now!

Kerry would go on to beat the Dubs to All-Ireland glory in 1975, but not before the ginger top of Mickey Ned O'Sullivan was damn near capitated.


Martin Carney's Whistle Stop Tour of Donegal!

Martin Carney has given us a ream of fantastic verbals in his time, but maybe none have been more poetic than his ode to the county of his birth after Donegal clinched the All-Ireland in 2012.

Joe Canning's Miracle Shot!

Colour balance turned up to 100 on the coverage and with a tasty Union Jack incorporated, maybe best to close your eyes and let Ger Canning's audio guide you through Joe Canning's All-Ireland winning point from 2017.

It's the Gooch, and it's a goal!

Kerry had been more or less written off after a questionable campaign up until their quarter-final meeting with Dublin in 2009, but familiarity was restored within seconds of the ball being thrown in at Croke Park.




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