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    Quote Originally Posted by DCSIL View Post
    Saw about 30min of Bray's game with UCD, The old Boy(Vinnie?) Was doing a good job on commentary.
    Thought he was really monotone myself tbh; bit like the boring priest out of Father Ted droning on about the humming noises.

    "The fourth official has indicated to us we will have five minutes of injury time. Five more minutes to play. We've played the 45 minutes, and there will be another five minutes. Five minutes for Bray to hang on"

    But as effectively a community service, it was ok. I imagine commentary is actually kind of hard, so even if he's not going to trouble the pros, fair dues to him for doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Lilywhites View Post
    Hugh Cahill seems to be doing Dundalk's games. He's a bit shouty, but appears to be the main man for RTÉ now between all sports (racing, rugby too).

    Hard to find a good commentator. Des Curran was good on Bohs v Dundalk. Madigan and Ger Canning among the worst.
    We've had Ger Canning for every Cork City game so far. Including on Friday when we had no footage. When City put up a stream on their facebook page you could hear Canning droning in the background. He consistently gets players names wrong and has about 3 different ways of saying Ochieng which he alternates through. Hoping for someone different for Fridays game in Derry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El-Pietro View Post
    We've had Ger Canning for every Cork City game so far. Including on Friday when we had no footage. When City put up a stream on their facebook page you could hear Canning droning in the background. He consistently gets players names wrong and has about 3 different ways of saying Ochieng which he alternates through. Hoping for someone different for Fridays game in Derry.
    Listening to Canning for our fai cup match. I dont think he has good loi knowledge imo. Cant remember what was said but he was inaccurate in what he said about some stat.
    Daire Doyles red and black army

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    Solo commentary is the toughest kind. You've no-one to play off against, to help keep the conversation flow going, or simply to give you a break from speaking.

    When you bear that in mind, the commentators on WatchLOI are doing a decent job really.

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    So WatchLOI is working with minimal problems. Just tried to watch Soccer Republic -

    https://www.rte.ie/player/series/soc...id=IH000390835

    Can't watch it live in the UK(we used to, anyone know why it changed?)
    Jumps and cuts out, at the break stops altogether so have to forward a minute
    So frustrating!

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    Quote Originally Posted by El-Pietro View Post
    We've had Ger Canning for every Cork City game so far. Including on Friday when we had no footage. When City put up a stream on their facebook page you could hear Canning droning in the background. He consistently gets players names wrong and has about 3 different ways of saying Ochieng which he alternates through. Hoping for someone different for Fridays game in Derry.
    He's got a lovely voice but he's a GAA man, he even called the 6 yard box the rectangle during commentary as if he was expecting the lino to flag for a square ball 😂

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    As Cork Fans call him Ger F*****g Canning! His commentary of games relates to a hurling fixture rather than a soccer match with his description and remarks. It's like he is unable to relate to any other sport!

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