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Thursday 28 August 2014

Marty and the 'cool' Irish

Published 23/05/2006 | 00:11

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I'm finding it extremely difficult to put into words the frustration and agitation I felt having to listen to Marty Whelan's Eurovison commentary. It seems that whilst he was a student at the Terry Wogan School of Eurovision Broadcasting, he scraped by with a complimentary pass, probably only attending the odd lecture.

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I'm finding it extremely difficult to put into words the frustration and agitation I felt having to listen to Marty Whelan's Eurovison commentary.

It seems that whilst he was a student at the Terry Wogan School of Eurovision Broadcasting, he scraped by with a complimentary pass, probably only attending the odd lecture. He was definitely missing the day they discussed spontaneous wit, the omission of sarcastic or condescending remarks and how to acquire a modesty not to laugh at one's own jokes.

Mr Whelan's comments like "What kind of a place is this?" when referring to Tallinn, a beautiful city with a genuine history, or "Thanks to the Polish people in Ireland who asked their friends to vote for us" weren't very nice. He seemed to give across an impression that the rest of Europe were odd and backward and weren't as "cool" as the Irish. RORY COEN, LORRHA, NENAGH, CO TIPPERARY

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