Sunday 25 September 2016

WATCH: Sky Sports' double blunder - for two years on the trot they have reported on the 'All England Final'

Published 19/09/2016 | 09:07

Sky Sports have had the rights to broadcast GAA fixtures for well over two years but their UK arm are still prone to making a few errors when it comes to coverage of our national games.

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Their live coverage which features the likes of Jim McGuinness, James Horan and Peter Canavan in football and JJ Delaney, Ollie Canning and Jamesie O'Connor in hurling and football has been first rate and offers a very fine alternative to RTE.

However their less well-versed UK team have, on occasion, made mistakes when it comes to featuring GAA on Sky Sports News and yesterday's report on Dublin's dramatic draw with Mayo in the All-Ireland final was no exception.

Last year, Sky said "Dublin are the All England champions" following the capital's win over Kerry.

And the broadcasting giant proved that lightning can indeed strike twice as they, amazingly, made the absolute same blunder again this year.

This year it was Clare Tomlinson's turn to make the howler.

Here is the 2016 version:

Here is the 2015 version:

There was an even more cringeworthy effort a few years back when Jim White reported on Mayo's victory over New York in the 'Connort' Championship...

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