The Sunday Game is a serious business. It is the lifeblood of live inter-county GAA coverage in Ireland, showing the biggest matches in both codes each summer. We can't really imagine our lives without it, which is what makes these latest developments so worrying.
The Sunday Game panel boasts some of the biggest names in the GAA. With such stars comes massive personalities, and we are sure there are plenty of egos on show. This can be especially dangerous when both codes are forced to mix.
We saw that in Salthill today, where both the football and hurling analysts were on hand to cover the day's festivities. There has been a tension bubbling away between football and hurling men for some time now, and it boiled over in an ugly fashion this afternoon.
Tomas Ó Sé, clearly enraged by the continuous praise the small ball game receives, decided that enough was enough. It was time to take these hurling lads down a peg or two.
Anthony Daly was his victim of choice, and he pulled no punches.
— Tomás Ó Sé (@tomas5ky) June 16, 2019
Pure savagery. Daly, never one to back down from a confrontation, would soon have his revenge.
He waited for the perfect moment to striker as well, just before the Kerryman was about to go on air.
— Anthony Daly (@DaloAnto) June 16, 2019
No consideration was shown for the work that went into Ó Sé's barnet, and even less so for the job that was done on his makeup. The look of horror on Joanne Cantwell's face said it all, these were the actions of a man harbouring rage beyond belief.
We are not ones to exaggerate, but this feud could literally tear apart the Sunday Game. If it continues along this current trend, the programme may have to be pulled off the air before the end of the summer.
We will miss the live sport, but there is no room for human suffering such as this in any walk of life.
May god have mercy on us all...