Of all the rows ‘The Sunday Game’ programmes generated during the last 40 years, perhaps changing the theme tune 15 years ago was the greatest of them. Here our GAA correspondentlists 10 of the controversies prompted by comments and quotes.
Defending champions Coalisland got over a tricky first-round hurdle at Edendrok tonight, easing to a 1-14 to 0-12 win over Ardboe to set up a repeat of last year’s LCC Group Tyrone SFC final against Killyclogher.
Sunday’s mass brawl in Austin Stack Park should at least set one record straight. Just as it becomes clearer that Brexit impacts the entire island and not just the North, the violence at GAA matches is not the preserve of Ulster as much as some would, for the sake of convenience but truly downright ignorance, like to sweep that problem towards the nine counties.
Alan Hansen doesn’t do live TV anymore. After 22 years, he finished up as BBC’s Match of the Day anchor pundit in 2014. Commanding he was, but not without sin, Manchester United coming back to haunt him following his infamous “kids” remark in 1995.
Much like last year, when it was also a Kerry v Limerick pairing in the Munster Intermediate Club final, An Ghaeltacht showed little mercy to St Senan’s in becoming the fourth consecutive Kerry side to win this title and the 10th from the Kingdom to do so in the last 11 years.