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Sky makes GAA gaffe

Published 02/04/2014 | 02:30

THEY may have secured the rights to GAA matches, but fans will be hoping Sky Sports have brushed up on their facts by the time the championship comes around.

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Announcing details of the 20 games to be aired by the pay-per-view broadcaster, one Sky announcer was left red-faced after he claimed Mayo were the reigning All-Ireland football champions.

The embarrassing gaffe was immediately seized upon and circulated on social network sites within minutes of its utterance.

In reality, Mayo and a dejected Chris Barrett were beaten by Dublin in last year's final and haven't won an All-Ireland since 1951. The broadcaster might wish to put it down to an April's Fools joke.

Irish Independent

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