For those of you who are avid GAA heads, you will know that the National Football and Hurling leagues are back in full swing and that the second round of matches took place over the weekend.
Mayo faced Kerry on Saturday night in Castlebar and despite their best efforts, lost by three points on a scoreline of 1-15 to 2-9 in favour of the Kingdom.
However, that news hadn’t travelled clearly enough up to the capital and when RTÉ Sports presenter, Dave Kelly, was doing a round up of Saturday’s action, he surprised and angered a lot of GAA fans while Mayo and Kerry fans were left double checking themselves.
— Declan Varley (@declanvarley) February 3, 2018
In the report he states that: “Mayo have a 100% record after two games in the Allianz Football League (Nope). The defending champions Kerry (that is true, they did win it last year) had two players sent-off (also correct) in a three point defeat (incorrect).
Just goes to show that even the most basic mistake can change the entire outcome of a situation…
— Mark Hogan (@oHOGANo) February 3, 2018
Wait! @rte just said that Mayo won, showed the video where Kerry won and then showed the score line (Ky 1-15: Mo 2-9) and said “confirmation of Mayo’s win”. WTF?
— Daragh Breathnach (@DBreathnach) February 3, 2018
What are they at on Rte news, confirmation of mayo win over kerry after showing clips from match showing clearly a kerry win
— Ailbe O’Reilly (@ailbeoreilly) February 3, 2018
@rtenews just got today’s GAA MAYO vs Kerry match result totally wrong – announcer said Mayo have a 100% record while Kerry actually won by 3 points !!!???
— Robert Daly (@CorkRob) February 3, 2018
Why does the guy on @rtenews keep saying mayo won when they obviously didn’t and even though they showed highlights and a final score that shows Kerry win by 3 he insisted on saying ” and to confirm mayos win” ????
— steven o connell (@stevenoocnnell) February 3, 2018
— Ted Lynott (@Tedlynott) February 3, 2018
@rtenews seriously can you do your job. Twice in the news you have declared that mayo won when the lost. While the scoreboard clearly shows they lost. This is not the standard I expect from my tv licence
— mark mcdonnell (@bigmc88) February 3, 2018
— Mike Kissane (@mikekissane) February 3, 2018
The report was clarified towards the end of the bulletin and sure, after all, the man is only human.
Everyone makes a mistake sometime.