Monday 24 April 2017

Mulcahy: Marty Morrissey reminds us why he's so popular

RTE Presenters, Marty Morrissey, Miriam O'Callaghan and Michael Lyster at the first day of the Punchestown Festival. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 28/4/2015
RTE Presenters, Marty Morrissey, Miriam O'Callaghan and Michael Lyster at the first day of the Punchestown Festival. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 28/4/2015
Kevin McGahern
Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

Joe Brolly was more than a little harsh when he described GAA pundit Marty Morrissey as ugly this week.

But well-known broadcaster Morrissey reminds us why he's so popular with the ladies in this week's edition of the RTE Guide.

Displaying some of his understated wit, Morrissey asks reporter Donal O'Donoghue if he has heard about the new Mayo manager.

"He's a China man," Morrissey informs Donal. "He's called Win Sam Soon."

With one-liners like that, is it any wonder he leaves women weak at the knees?

A Ugandan newspaper fell hook, line and sinker for satirical website Waterford Whispers' claim journalist John Waters is planning to relocate to Africa following the outcome of the marriage referendum.

In the humorous article, it claimed Waters had said: "I'm going somewhere where my work will not be judged" before giving reporters the finger.

It's not the first time reputable news outlets have fallen for Waterford Whispers stories; earlier this year a German website cited a fictional story about a stampede that broke out in the Dunboyne branch of Lidl.

Last year, several US sites re-wrote another article which claimed North Korea had announced "a successful mission to put a man on the sun".

 

Comedian and Republic of Telly host, Kevin McGahern (pictured), was on hand to launch RTÉ Player's Comedy Bites series this week.

Asked if his RTÉ colleagues, such as Tubs and super-duper totes amazeballs RTÉ 2 host Eoghan McDermott, took offence at McGahern's not-so-gentle ribbing, he replied: "I stay past 4pm in RTÉ. Most people are gone at that stage so it doesn't seem to be a problem."

 

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