‘I am using off into the sundown’


PAT SPILLANE IS to deliver his punditry profession with RTÉ to a detailed after thirty years.

Pat Spillane.

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The Kerry soccer nice made the announcement at the beginning of the protection of immediately’s soccer video games in Croke Park, that this season can be his final working for The Sunday Sport.

He’ll end up after the All-Eire last, which is ready to happen on Sunday 24 July.

“I made my thoughts up a couple of months in the past that this was going to be my final yr with The Sunday Sport,” Spillane stated at the beginning of immediately’s protection, when speaking to presenter Joanne Cantwell.

“It’s my final All-Eire semi-final I’ll be overlaying and hopefully in two weeks’ time, in my final outing with The Sunday Sport might be for the All-Eire last.

“I’ve had 30 nice years. Thirty years in any gig is a very long time. Each canine has its day. I’ve had a superb time and I go away with no regrets and many nice recollections.

“I’m wanting ahead to a extra enjoyable time exterior the stress cooker of the Sunday Sport.”

A legendary Kingdom footballer, Spillane received eight All-Eire senior medals and 9 All-Star awards throughout his taking part in profession. He started working with RTÉ as a co-commentator and offered The Sunday Sport for a spell throughout the noughties.

His work with RTÉ might be finest remembered for the punditry trio he was a part of that includes Meath’s Colm O’Rourke and Derry’s Joe Brolly, a longtime a part of their soccer protection.

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“As pundit and presenter Pat was a mainstay of our GAA protection for many years and is synonymous with the Sunday Sport,” RTÉ Group Head of Sport Declan McBennett stated,

“As pundit and presenter Pat was a mainstay of our GAA protection for many years and is synonymous with the Sunday Sport,” stated Declan McBennett, Group Head of RTÉ.

“Typically vibrant, typically controversial, his unbelievable taking part in profession gave him the credibility to name the sport with out worry or favour as he noticed it and he by no means shirked that accountability.

“Sincere and forthright in his views Pat commanded respect even from those that disagreed with him. We thank him for his loyalty, service, ardour and friendship over a few years and want him properly as his prepares for his final All Eire last as a part of the RTÉ GAA staff.”

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