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There’s no doubting the fact that Commentators can tend to get carried away sometimes! Whether it be negative or positive, you can’t help but feel like you’re involved in the occasion, with most of them being very memorable!
Last Weekend we saw Sky Sports commentator Martin Tyler in absolutely ecstatic form, when Manchester United new boy Anthony Martial scored on his debut against Liverpool at Old Trafford.
In light of this most recent event, what better way to jump on the bandwagon by glancing back to occasions when Irish commentators got pretty excited!
George Hamilton- Ireland V England World Cup 1990
With Ireland trailing by a goal thanks to a scrappy first half effort from Gary Lineker, things were beginning to get a little edgy entering the final twenty minutes.
However Kevin Sheedy came to the rescue with a 71st minute equaliser and by God George Hamilton was happy! His famous goal scoring catchphrase came to the fore once again when he ushered the words “Oh It’s There!”
Ryle Nugent- Ireland V Wales Six Nations 2009
Mr.Nugent is a quality broadcaster and always has the audience on the edge of their seats, with his unique style of commentary.
Ireland’s 2009 Grand Slam title is synonymous at this stage in Irish sporting folklore. But the words of Nugent during the live commentary in the closing stages against Wales, will also last a lifetime in the memory. Who could forget, “This must be it for Ronan O’Gara, Drop At Goal, Grand Slam At Stake!”
Brendan Hennessey- Mount Leinster Rangers Become Leinster Champions
Having worked with Newstalk and Premier Sports, Hennessey is probably best noted for his performances on local Radio with KCLR 96fm in the Carlow-Kilkenny region.
In 2013, Carlow based minnows Mount Leinster Rangers defied the odds by beating Wexford kingpins Oulart-The Ballagh in the Leinster Senior Club Hurling Final. To say Hennessey got excited would be an understatement and this clip definitively confirms it!
Ger Canning- Mayo V Dublin All-Ireland SFC Semi Final 2006
In a game which had many twists and turns, the onus fell on the shoulders of Mayo maestro Ciaran McDonald to send his side into the All Ireland Final.
McDonald didn’t disappoint and his late effort in Hill 16 heaped misery on the opposing Dublin side who lost out by the narrowest of margins’. Canning was at his brilliant best here and his commentary didn’t disappoint!
Marty Morrissey- Clare V Cork All Ireland SHC Final 2013
Marty Morrissey has worked with RTE for many years. His reporting and broadcasting skills are up there with the best of them and he has come out with many a memorable statement down through the years.
His finest moment came in 2013 however when his native Clare scored a last minute equaliser against Cork in the All Ireland Final. Two words which still has the nation in ribbons is “Holy Moses!”