The Twitter reaction to Sky’s GAA debut
That was a solid enough start wasn’t it?
After months of hype and expectation, the GAA finally made its debut on Sky this evening ahead of the Leinster Championship clash between Kilkenny and Offaly at Nowlan Park.
After a few high-profile gaffes in recent weeks, those involved in the broadcast were under pressure to perform, knowing full well that the eyes of everyone in the GAA community and beyond were on them, with many of them waiting to pounce at the first opportunity.
So how did they do? Quite well actually. The opening Game of Thrones style montage was decent enough, everyone was turned out quite well and before long, you tended to forget that they were new to the game and would instead be forgiven that they had been doing it for some time. In our humble opinion, at least.
It’s hard to impress everybody, of course, but the reaction was quite favourable in general.
Here’s what the Twitterati had to say…
Good start and @RACHEL_WYSE is on top form! Nice 3 piece on Jamsie! Very Redknapp!
— MJ Tierney (@Mjtierney13) June 7, 2014
Coverage seems pretty good on #SkyGAA so far
— Nial O' Farrell (@NialOFarrell) June 7, 2014
The full Sky Sports team are very well turned out, but I can't shake the feeling that they're all just on the way to a wedding. Or court... — ByTheMinGAA (@ByTheMinGAA) June 7, 2014
Someone at Sky Sports please tell Jamesie O'Connor how to sit properly on that chair. He looks like he's expecting a lap dance.
— Jonathan McMenamin (@McMenamin_J) June 7, 2014
Sky's commentator just said "gets his first touch in championship football". Good start lads #SkyGAA
— Eoin Harrington #156 (@statino99) June 7, 2014
Once Sky got the GAA it was only a matter of time;Brian Cody is wearing a gilet...
— Neil Treacy (@neil_treacy) June 7, 2014