This summer will see the end of an era, with Pat Spillane revealing that he will be leaving his role as a pundit on The Sunday Game after this year's All-Ireland final.
The Kerry legend has been part and parcel of RTÉ's GAA coverage for 30 years, covering the biggest games in the sport over that period.
The 66-year old made the announcement ahead of this afternoon's double header at Croke Park, with the Tailteann Cup final between Cavan and Westmeath being followed up by the All-Ireland semi-final between Derry and Galway.
Pat Spillane announced exit from The Sunday Game
Pat Spillane was in good humour as he broke the news on live TV, finding time to throw in a couple of excellent lines as he announced his departure.
He joked that he could take the place of Jack Keating on Love Island, with Ronan Keating's son having been booted from the show earlier this week after a brief stint in the villa.
"I'm out the gap, I'm riding off into the sunset." Pat Spillane confirms that after 30 years on the Sunday Game, this will be his last season in front of the camera. #RTEGAA pic.twitter.com/1I2Aof6AyB
— RTÉ GAA (@RTEgaa) July 9, 2022
I've had 30 great years, 30 years in any job or gig is a long time. I won't be going away completely because I will still be writing in The Sunday World and keep annoying people about GAA. Tomorrow morning I will explain why I left and why I chose this year to leave.
Every dog has his day. I've had a brilliant time, I leave with no regrets and lots of great memories.
Now I'm trying to figure out what to do next. There is a vacancy on Love Island since Jack Keating is gone, I couldn't do as bad as him!
Social media is where it's at now at the moment and I've noticed the crowd making all the money are the influencers. They tell me to become an influencer you don't have to have any qualifications, expertise, or knowledge, just plenty of neck and loads of confidence. I have that...
Maybe the icing on the cake would perhaps next Sunday fortnight is that I will be leaving The Sunday Game as the same time that the Sam Maguire is returning home to Kerry.
We could see him making a killing as a social media influencer.
As he said above, Spillane's last outing will come in the All-Ireland final in a couple of weeks.
He will be hoping that Kerry can get two wins in the fixtures ahead and ensure he leaves his role on a high.