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Listen: Des Cahill Announces Ron Greenwood's Death On RTE Radio...Ten Years Too Late

Listen: Des Cahill Announces Ron Greenwood's Death On RTE Radio...Ten Years Too Late
By Gavin Cooney

The human condition is one of great fallibility. Even the greatest make mistakes. And not even one of our favourite sports broadcasters is immune to the lousy realities of being a human.

Like you all, we here at Balls.ie have great affection for Sunday Game anchor Des Cahill. It is a respect that is shared by most of the country: he was recently voted as the most respected Irish journalist on twitter.

Whilst delivering the sports news on Sean O'Rourke's Radio 1 show yesterday morning, amid the hullabaloo of Paul O'Connell's retirement, things went awry, and you can listen below:

While the information broadcast by Des was not untrue, it was brought to air slightly late: Greenwood had passed away ten years before.

Yesterday was the tenth anniversary of Greenwood's death, and he was honoured by West Ham fans at Upton Park ahead of kick-off against Liverpool. We can only assume that this led to the presenter's mix-up.

Although perhaps it was a case of Des only just being able to come to terms with the deeply affecting news, as he is a West Ham fan:

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