11:01 Thursday, 12 September 2019
The GAA has responded to people who aren’t happy about the throw in time of the All Ireland Men’s Senior Football Final.
The GAA has confirmed that TV schedules are the reason behind the later than usual start time for the All Ireland Football Final replay.
Many fans are angered by the decision to have a 6pm start time on Saturday because of long travel times, particularly for Kerry fans.
Mícheál Ó Scannáil from the Irish Independent reports that the GAA has confirmed that the Dublin/Kerry match won’t be played until the evening, in order to allow RTÉ to televise both greyhound and horse racing.
Meanwhile a lot of the talk in the run-up to the match has been about RTÉ’s choice of pundits.
It’s emerged that Joe Brolly won’t be a part of the panel of analysts and has been replaced by former Mayo manager Stephen Rochford.
Brolly had caused some controversy during the drawn match with his comments about decisions made by the referee David Gough.
The decision to get rid of him has upset some Dublin fans, who yesterday staged a demonstration outside Croke Park, calling for him to be reinstated.
— Cathal O’Sullivan (@mista_osullivan) September 11, 2019
RTÉ has said that the former Derry player remains under contract with the company and it does not wish to comment any further on his contractual arrangements.
Brolly himself doesn’t seem too upset about the whole situation as he tweeted asking if anyone could sort him out with a ticket for Saturday’s match, as he’d been “let down.”
If anyone has a spare ticket for the replay, I’ve just been let down..
— Joe Brolly (@JoeBrolly1993) September 11, 2019