GAA commentator wanted, Ger Cafferkey’s love affair with the Nestor Cup and Nudie Hughes news 10 years ago

GAA commentator wanted, Ger Cafferkey’s love affair with the Nestor Cup and Nudie Hughes news

A dream job, a better love story than Twilight and a Monaghan legend’s Wikipedia denial

Where do we sign?


As jobs go, being a sports commentator must be one of the best. We’re sure there is a whole heap of preparation that goes in but getting the best seat in the house, and being paid to be there, in exchange for talking the folks at home through the action, sounds pretty sweet to us.

And if you have ever harboured an ambition to be the next George Hamilton or Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh then the GAA want to hear from you. Today, RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta announced they are looking for a new GAA commentator, so all you have to do is submit a 60-second recording of your commentary skills, as Gaeilge of course, and you’re in with a shot.

The winner gets tickets to the All Ireland Football or Hurling final as well as spot in the commentary box on the day. Think you can do it? Then click here for more info.

Ger Cafferkey is a lonely, lonely man


The Mayo full-back had a quiet enough day at the office yesterday, as his team cruised to a third consecutive Connacht title. For James Horan’s team, this was surely just a stepping stone to their much bigger goal but Cafferkey was happy to get his hands on the JJ Nestor Cup for his own reason.

God help us all if he gets his hands on Sam…

Nudie denials


The star man the last time Monaghan won an Ulster title in 1988, Eugene 'Nudie' Hughes, is one of those names that everybody knows in the GAA. With three Ulster title to his name, and three All Stars, he’s undoubtedly one of the greatest Farney men to ever play Gaelic football.

All of which makes the opening paragraph of his Wikipedia page among the strangest we’ve ever seen from a GAA legend.

Nudie hughes wiki

The mind boggles…


Thanks to Aidan Prior for the tip-off...