The Sunday Game is back on track with the right track

THE 30th season of RTÉ’s The Sunday Game began with an old friend — not Michael Lyster — at Pearse Park yesterday.

The show’s soundtrack for 26 championship summers until it was controversially axed in 2004, has been remixed and returned to its rightful place.

Countless internet campaigns have run since the James Last masterpiece, Jagariarten, was axed as station chiefs revamped the programme.

Sunday Game editor Paul Byrnes said: “When The Sunday Game theme tune was replaced in 2004, it was part of a re-modernisation of The Sunday Game. We’ll, of course, continue to have a fresh approach to our coverage this year with three new panellists and a new analysis system, but over the last few seasons we’ve been inundated with requests from the public to bring it back and this year, the 30th year of The Sunday Game, seemed the appropriate time to do it.”


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