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Friday 9 June 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# The Sunday Game

Last week
28th May 2023 - 3rd June 2023
# column
The Sunday Game struggling with difficult balancing act
The desire to move away from ‘personal’ criticism and towards more sober analysis has led to an overcorrection.
Last month
May 2023
# scathing
'Spineless' Wexford spiralling out of control - Tyrrell
Westmeath came from 16 points down at half time to beat Darragh Egan’s side, who are now in danger of dropping to the Joe McDonagh Cup.
This year
# Comment
'Ulster may be wretched, but it sure can howl!'
All the entertainment burden was left to Ulster football. It only needed one epic to hold up the bargain.
# Limerick leaders
'They're scary good. They’ve assembled the best panel they’ve ever had'
Limerick powered to Division 1 Allianz hurling league glory yesterday.
# new lineup
Jacqui Hurley to host Sunday Game night show as new pundits named
Damian Lawlor will host a new highlights show on Saturday nights while new pundits include Joe Canning, Lee Keegan and Peter Canavan.
Last year
# Vacancy
Des Cahill to leave role as host of The Sunday Game after 15 seasons
The presenter will focus on presenting RTÉ Radio’s weekend shows.
# Critical
'It puzzled me' - Former Cork camogie boss questions their approach
Paudie Murray doesn’t feel the Rebels got their balance right this year, following yesterday’s All-Ireland final defeat to Kilkenny.
# Je ne regrette rien
'A leading and legendary voice': RTÉ's video tribute to Spillane on his Sunday Game farewell
This afternoon’s All-Ireland football final will be the Kerryman’s final time in the Sunday Game studio.
# issues
Donal Óg Cusack questions 'rushed' season, scheduling and hurling media coverage
The former Cork goalkeeper believes the sport needs ‘as much oxygen as possible’.
# Selection
Do you agree with The Sunday Game's Hurler and Team of the Year?
Limerick again had the majority representation on the show’s XV of the 2022 season.
# Tune in
5 games live in next weekend's GAA TV coverage
Plenty for GAA fans to enjoy this week.
# spot on
'He's more than entitled to go for that ball' - Sunday Game panel address O'Shea/Comerford penalty incident
O’Shea’s boot connected with Comerford’s face as he tried to force home the rebound of his saved penalty.
# pundit
'I'm riding off into the sunset' - Pat Spillane to leave RTÉ role after 30 years on The Sunday Game
The Kerry great made the announcement today.
# The Sunday Game
Eddie Brennan: 'I felt that analysis on Sunday was biased and it wasn't fair'
The Kilkenny legend took issue with a Limerick pundit analysing Clare disciplinary flashpoints in the aftermath of the Munster final.
# Wooden Spoon
Davy Fitz: Tipperary people will be so disappointed with how they performed in Munster
He believes Colm Bonnar deserves more time as they transition to a new team.
# Tune in
RTÉ announce 2022 GAA championship TV schedule with 35 live games
The live schedule begins with Munster hurling action this Sunday.
All time
# The Sunday Game
'It was shocking' - Ó Sé questions Kerry and has doubts over management ability to land All-Ireland
The Kerry All-Ireland winner was left frustrated by his county’s inability to get to grips with the Tyrone running game.
# Best of the best
All-Ireland champions Limerick dominate Sunday Game Team of the Year
The panel also selected one player from each of Cork, Waterford, Kilkenny and Clare.
# Awards Season
Dublin lead the way with 9 players in Sunday Game Football Team of the Year
Ciarán Kilkenny won The Sunday Game Footballer of the Year award.
# Debate
'It needs to be rethought' - Pat Gilroy suggests merging counties to combat Dublin's dominance
The former Dublin manager took part in a debate with Meath boss Andy McEntee on The Sunday Game.
# Winter wonderland
'You couldn't see five yards in front of you and it was a great spectacle' - relishing winter hurling battles
Jackie Tyrrell and Donal Óg Cusack discuss the prospect of battling the elements in a high-stakes 2020 winter hurling championship.
# The Sunday Game
'I wouldn’t like to be that player heading back to the county' - Spillane suggests 'golden score' rather than penalties
Championship games will have to be decided on the day this year.
# Speaking out
'We all have a responsibility there, not just the referee' - the issue of racism in the GAA
Jason Sherlock and Boidu Sayeh both discussed the issue on The Sunday Game last night.
# strong view
O'Rourke: 'The GAA are being ultra cautious. It's time now to be moving on a bit quicker'
Colm O’Rourke was speaking on The Sunday Game tonight.
Sunday Game to cut back to 90 minutes as GAA show expected to run into July
The show’s production team are planning for the next few months amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
# holding out hope
Ex-GAA president Kelly: 'We shouldn't be saying we’re not going to play any games this year'
Kelly said it would be ‘strange’ if GAA activity resumed in England and Europe before it did in Ireland.
# On the box
TV Wrap - Horan and the GAA show impressive leadership as a diminished Sunday Game returns
The GAA president delivered a socially-distant punch to the gut, as the reality of a lost GAA summer sank in.
# Spine Tingling
'This too shall pass' - RTÉ's incredible promo for The Sunday Game will give you goosebumps
And it may make you quite emotional…
# Double-Jobbing
Michael Duignan hopes to continue in RTÉ role after being elected Offaly GAA chairman
The two-time All-Ireland winner will aim to balance his new job with his analysis and co-commentary work on The Sunday Game.
# On the box
'I've been threatened to be killed' - have a look at this trailer for a documentary about the Sunday Game
‘Sunday Best: 40 Years of The Sunday Game’ will be aired on RTÉ One this Wednesday.
# 20x20
'"She only got it because she was a woman" - the most disrespectful thing I've heard said'
Gender quotas was one of several topics discussed at today’s 20×20 Can/Can’t Debate.
# On the box
TV Wrap - Brolly's absence shows the similarities between Sky and RTÉ's All-Ireland final coverage
The two broadcasters have learned from each other and now there’s little difference in their approach.
# no joe show
RTÉ confirm All-Ireland final replay coverage as Rochford replaces Brolly
The former Mayo boss had previously featured on The Sunday Game last month.
# On the box
TV Wrap - RTÉ analysis veers toward a circus as Kerry assert old swagger against the Dubs
There was much disagreement over Johnny Cooper’s red card, while Pat Spillane talked about ‘unknown unknowns.’
# The Sunday Game
Bumper viewing figures for RTÉ as Dublin and Kerry play out thrilling draw
Over one million tuned in to the broadcaster’s coverage from Croke Park.
# The Premier League
Here's The Sunday Game Hurling Team of the Year for 2019
Noel McGrath was picked as the panel’s Hurler of the Year, with Adrian Mullen named Young Hurler of the Year.
# red card reaction
Shefflin: 'Where is the common sense to this? I'm not saying it because it's Kilkenny'
The Cats great feels that the All-Ireland hurling final was ‘influenced majorly’ by Richie Hogan’s sending off.
# On the telly
'It's nothing against Sky or RTÉ, but a game like that should be seen by everybody. Simple as'
Tomás Ó Sé believes inter-county games should be available free-to-air.
# long ball to john bull
'That kind of herd mentality isn’t one I’m interested in' - Donal Óg defends divisive 'British culture' comments
The Cork legend clarified what he meant along with confirming that ‘we were a colony for a long time, unfortunately.’
# On the box
TV Wrap - Donal Óg draws in mention of the Brits as The Sunday Game finds itself in a culture war
‘The last remnants of British culture on these islands’ got the blame for criticism of the sweeper system in hurling.