So y’all know that there was this European athletics competition on over the past few days right? And that we actually had medal hopes on this occasion. Normally if Sonia aint there then we don’t pay much attention. Our two big hopes were Derval O’Rourke, who nabbed silver in the hurdles, and Alistair Cragg, the SA-born long distance runner who represents Ireland. He was in with a great chance in the men’s 5,000 race. But there was talk before hand of an achilles “niggle”
And then during the race, as he made his move, he started to limp. Very obviously, because I wasn’t really paying attention and I spotted it.
But did Mr. Hamilton, RTE’s most favoured commentator? Well he didn’t mention it. And when, a short time later Cragg moved off the track and eventually had to be stretchered away George went into an overdrive of surprised horror. Words such as totally unexpected burst forth from his mouth.
So please RTE, make sure your commentators watch the sport they are supposed to be talking about.