The Twitter reaction to the Gooch’s appearance on the RTE World Cup panel 6 years ago

The Twitter reaction to the Gooch’s appearance on the RTE World Cup panel

So, how was it for you? Was the Gooch as good as a pundit as he is on the pitch or was it as ill-advised as Bertie Ahern’s turn of the Premiership all those years ago?

Love it or hate it, you certainly can’t say that RTE’s coverage of the World Cup hasn’t been interesting thus far. The opinions of Giles, Dunphy and Brady and company have provoked as much debate as ever, while the likes of Didi Hamann, Richie Sadlier and Kenny Cunningham haven’t been afraid to make their opinions known either.

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Today, they tried something a little different when inviting Colm ‘The Gooch’ Cooper, probably the greatest GAA player of the modern era, to do some punditry alongside Sadlier and Tony O’Donoghue on a highlights show in advance of the France v Nigeria quarter-final and the reaction ranged from admiration to downright disbelief.

Here’s a sample of what they had to say…

 

 

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