Person: Pat Spillane
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Séamus Moynihan won four All-Ireland titles with Kerry but says he is "reminded of the losses more than the wins" in the Kingdom.
Tue, 03 Mar, 2020
When Seamus Moynihan was handed the Kerry captaincy for 2000, as a result of East Kerry winning the county championship, David Clifford was only months old.
Fri, 07 Feb, 2020
Three-time amateur golf champion and Shane Lowry’s fitness coach, Robbie Cannon, made another name for himself assisting John Sugrue to successive promotions with Laois. Now he’s bringing his expertise to Tipperary’s footballers in their hunt for promotion from Division Three of the Allianz League
Fri, 24 Jan, 2020
Former RTÉ pundit Joe Brolly has described the ending of his 20-year stint on the Sunday Game as cruel.
Mon, 20 Jan, 2020
Joe Brolly has admitted his desire to get back on television and to feel ‘excited’ again when the producers say ‘five, four, three...’ in his ear was partly why he set aside his long-held beliefs about pay-per-view broadcasters and the GAA.
Thu, 16 Jan, 2020
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.
Fri, 29 Nov, 2019
The big crowd created a wonderful atmosphere in Ovens today, and while there was disappointment for the home fans in the 1,777 attendance, they couldn’t but be impressed with what Templenoe served up in this Munster club IFC semi-final.
Sun, 17 Nov, 2019
Last Tuesday we had the Budget. Next Saturday it's the Special GAA Congress. Michael Moynihan wondered if the former might influence thoughts at the latter.
Sat, 12 Oct, 2019
Last night Dave Mahedy closed his office door for the final time at the University of Limerick. As Director of Sport and Recreation, Mahedy has been the driving force behind the growth — and importance — of sport at all levels in UL for almost 30 years.
Sat, 28 Sep, 2019
Former RTÉ soccer pundit Eamon Dunphy has criticised his former employers for "going soft" on sports analysis.
Thu, 12 Sep, 2019
Joe Brolly has responded to the news he will not feature in RTÉ's coverage of the All-Ireland football final reply on Twitter.
Wed, 11 Sep, 2019
Joe Brolly will not be part of RTÉ's coverage of Saturday's All-Ireland football final replay.
Tue, 10 Sep, 2019
Stephen Rochford will replace Joe Brolly on RTÉ’s live panel for this Saturday’s All-Ireland SFC replay.
Mon, 09 Sep, 2019
Last Sunday’s All-Ireland final was the epitome of edge-of-the-seat viewing. The fact that the build-up was more subdued than normal is likely to have contributed to the surprise element of such heightened tension on the day.
Thu, 05 Sep, 2019
“Propaganda,” cried Joe Brolly on Sunday in explaining how he felt David Gough had lost his reason in awarding Kerry a penalty. As wide of the mark as his point was, he should know something about attempted implantation.
Tue, 03 Sep, 2019
One way or another it’s going to be a historic day. Either the Five in a Row or 1982 Revisited. The RTÉ panel are so giddy they appear to be groping one another. You read that correctly.
Mon, 02 Sep, 2019
Maybe more than a Kerry victory to save the game from the evil empire, maybe more than a phenomenal Dublin team winning a historic five in a row, Gaelic football needed a game to remember.
Mon, 02 Sep, 2019
One of the country’s top sports science experts has warned there is a “great danger” rival counties will be unable to compete with Dublin in the years ahead unless they overhaul their development structures.
Thu, 29 Aug, 2019
The ironies of Stephen O’Brien’s proposed, cumulative one-match ban are worth mentioning.
Tue, 13 Aug, 2019
Kerry are confident Stephen O’Brien will be cleared to play in the All-Ireland final against Dublin on September 1.
Mon, 12 Aug, 2019
You might have noticed how most Kerry players, former and current, tend to shy away from damning the perceived advantages enjoyed by Dublin.
Tue, 25 Jun, 2019
If the phoney war taketh away, sometimes the phoney war giveth.
Sat, 15 Jun, 2019
2019’s hurling was always vulnerable to Cecil B DeMille’s law: “The way to make a film is to begin with an earthquake and work up to a climax.”
Tue, 04 Jun, 2019
Reduced media profile is not a good reason for counties to shy away from a two-tier Gaelic football championship, argues former Cork manager Brian Cuthbert, who wants the GAA to grasp this opportunity for change and also scrap the minor championship.
Mon, 27 May, 2019
When former Kerry footballer Pat Spillane appeared on The Late Late Show on April 19, he informed the TV audience that his post as ambassador for rural Ireland had been terminated.
Tue, 07 May, 2019
This week's Late Late Show is choc-full of entertainment.
Thu, 18 Apr, 2019
Some people say TV has ruined sport but there’s a strong case to argue that the opposite is true, writes
Fri, 09 Nov, 2018
Conor McManus has insisted that fellow All-Star Rory Beggan didn’t need to apologise for going for glory during their narrow All-Ireland semi-final defeat.
Fri, 02 Nov, 2018
Last weekend, the Australasia GAA Games were hosted by Victoria GAA at Gaelic Park in Melbourne, writes
Thu, 11 Oct, 2018
The term ‘Tiger-proof’ entered golf’s lexicon after the aforementioned Eldrick Woods claimed the US Masters by 12 shots.
Tue, 04 Sep, 2018
Not everyone is happy that Galway are playing Dublin this evening. “How come they didn’t beat Monaghan?” came the cries from the Kingdom all week. “Galway are wasting their time playing Dublin in a semi-final after their no-show against Monaghan,” is the consensus from Kerry.
Sat, 11 Aug, 2018
In Kerry they can get very serious in telling you how they take their football very serious.
Wed, 08 Aug, 2018
"To one’s enemies, I hate myself more than you ever could." — Alain de Botton
Fri, 27 Jul, 2018
It has been said that Pat Spillane is the Eamon Dunphy of RTÉ’s GAA coverage. It has also been said that George Hook was the Dunphy of RTÉ’s rugby coverage.
Thu, 26 Jul, 2018
GAA pundit Pat Spillane has criticised an “urban perception” that rural Ireland is simply a drain on the economy.
Sat, 14 Jul, 2018
On the night Cork beat Clare in the 1999 Munster final, Johnny Callanan, the former Clarecastle and Clare hurler, and a great personal friend, told me a funny story. A few pints had helped to siphon some of the pain from the defeat but Cal wanted to try put more perspective on the day’s events.
Sat, 30 Jun, 2018
Tonight’s Munster final echoes the same game back in 1976, when Cork and Kerry also met in the provincial decider for the opening of what was then a brand new stadium.
Sat, 23 Jun, 2018
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.
Tue, 29 May, 2018
Tue, 27 Mar, 2018
40 years after coaching a local minor combination to an historic first county title, John Fintan Daly is still fighting the good fight for football. At the weekend, Knocknagree celebrated their All-Ireland JFC success, but their manager’s not done yet, writes
Mon, 26 Mar, 2018
What did the recent awards events tell us asks
Tue, 19 Dec, 2017
They’ve produced legendary All-Ireland winning captains in Paidi Ó Sé, Tommy Doyle, Mickey Ned O’Sullivan and Pat Spillane, and forged special bonds in the process, but fabled Kerry football divisions like Kenmare and West Kerry may soon become redundant.
Wed, 22 Nov, 2017