You Never Lose It


Oh, that‘s liquid football.


This afternoon.

RTÉ, Montrose, Dublin 4

The launch of RTÉ Sport‘s World Cup 2018 coverage. To wit:

RTÉ will provide live coverage of all 64 games across RTÉ2, RTÉ News Now and RTÉ Player. Over 180 hours of television coverage will be broadcast on RTÉ2 including 56 live games from Russia with eight end-of-group games streamed live on RTÉ Player and RTÉ News Now

From top: presenters, left to right: Darragh Maloney, Jacqui Hurley and Peter Collins; pundits Eamon Dunphy (left) and Damien Duff (right) with presenter Darragh Maloney

Pics: Donall Farmer

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40 thoughts on “You Never Lose It

  1. Andrew

    RTE spending how much to cover a tournament Ireland isn’t involved in?
    When punters can watch it on other channels anyway.
    Cash for the boys and gives the largely idle sports department something to do.

      1. Andrew

        The national broadcaster’s role is that of public service not commercialism for the sake of paying its staff.
        The World Cup will be available on ITV and BBC presumably.

      2. Charlie

        Yea. What were they thinking?! BBC also, what were they thinking? Can’t RTÉ just cover GAA and local poo like Andrew wants please.

        1. Andrew

          The BBC are not charging YOU for the privilege to be advertised at.
          You spectacularly miss the point.

          1. Charlie

            Newsflash! Many of like sport. Many of us like soccer. Many of us enjoy the World Cup ye big eejit.

    1. LeopoldGloom

      They’re probably making it back in advertising as it’s going to be watched in the thousands. They’d be remiss not to broadcast it

  2. Boj

    Phew…I nearly had a heart attack….for a second there I though Duff was that Nicky Byrne fella…

          1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

            Tag team!
            I don’t know what that means, but I assume you’re saying you could grate parmesan on your abs?

          2. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

            Ah jaysus. Am I also going to have to assume which part you’re claiming is chunky?

  3. Emily Dickinson

    What are they on, a quarter mill of public money each? If only there was something RTE could do to ease its financial crisis…

    1. Frilly Keane

      they are in their……
      Jacqui is on about 100
      yer man Collins about 80 I’d say

      and Darragh Moloney, who imo is one of the best Sports heads in the game, is on about 170 180
      and one’ah the few out there that would get a start anywhere in the World
      on 3 times as much

      Day’cent sort as well

  4. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

    I love the World Cup. I’ll definitely watch it on RTÉ so screw you, begrudgers.

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