9 live sporting moments that could probably only have happened on Irish TV

Featuring Kenny Egan’s jacket and the guy who answered his phone live on air.


The excitement of edge of your seat sport, not knowing what could happen next and the thought that maybe, just maybe, something special could happen.

But the thing about live television is that you can’t always control what people say and do.

With that in mind, we’ve watched all the YouTube clips so you don’t have to and unearthed eight of strangest sporting moments witnessed on live TV.

We’ll start with Eamon Dunphy annoying Jack Charlton by saying he was embarrassed for his country

YouTube Credit: Mare Footage

And who can forget that time he showed up for work ‘tired and emotional’

Peter Casey told us more than we ever needed to know about his love life

YouTube Credit: Luke McManus

And Kenny Egan showed us more than we ever needed to see of his wardrobe

Pat Spillane managed to insult muslims, war criminals and people from Donegal all in the space of 30 seconds.

YouTube Credit: eireforce

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While Daire O’Brien issued a ‘come and get me’ plea to a well-known insurance company

During the Olympics RTE let their canoeing analyst take a call live on air

YouTube Credit: Paddy McKenna

But at least he didn’t make a ‘joke’ about travellers

Finally, everyone remembers where they were when Trevor Welch and Jose Mourinho bonded over custard creams

YouTube Credit: dearcee

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