Monday 22 January 2018

Sky Sports had some fun with their GAA Twitter account and the result is hilarious

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Sky Sports caused a bit of a stir last week when seasoned presenter Clair Tomlinson made a gaffe when reporting on the All Ireland final.

For the second year running, Sky Sports referred to our September showpieces as the 'All-England' finals and today the clever folk at Sky took advantage of the PR in caused.

You would be forgiven for thinking the Twitter account was in fact hacked. However, sources in Sky have told Independent.ie that it was a ll a a bit of mischief and fun.

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...

It was clear to followers of Sky Sports official GAA account that something was not quite right. I mean, who is Ciarmuid Donnolly?

Here are the tweets sent out this afternoon:

 

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