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Tuesday 2 September 2014

It's curtains for Gaa alternative to samba boys

Published 28/06/2014 | 02:30

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THERE seems something positively barking about the absence of television cameras from Tullamore tonight just as World Cup coverage ratchets into overdrive.

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Is there anywhere else in the world where, one week after two great superstars of a sport enthral the TV public with rat-a-tat moments of genius in the dying seconds of an epic, they return for a sequel with the klieg lights turned off?

In purely marketing terms, it seems absurd that some kind of timing compromise was not reached to facilitate coverage of, potentially, another Shefflin-Canning showdown. What do you do with an authentic alternative to Neymar and the Samba boys? In GAA-world, it seems you pull the curtains.

Irish Independent

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