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Dublin: 13°C Sunday 16 May 2021

14 reasons we’re glad The Sunday Game is back

The boys are back in town [RTÉ studios] tomorrow.

14. The Premier League is over and the MOTD2 lads are off to Brazil, God help ‘em

MOTD2 John Hartson and Robbie Savage have differing views on smart casual. Source: BBC

13. This angry lad and his chums aren’t back on Sunday nights yet

NIDGE Relax Nidge, Marty and the lads are on the way. Source: RTE

12. At some stage during the summer they will all be accused of having agendas against certain counties

sunday RTÉ Sunday Game hurling analysts, Cyril Farrell, Tomás Mulcahy, Brendan Cummins with presenters Michael Lester and Des Cahill. Source: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

11. We get to marvel at Davy Fitz after his latest staring contest, emotional outburst or ‘small fish’ comments

Source: RTÉ Sport/YouTube

10. Only after watching the Sunday Game will fans decide whether a red card is justified

Tommy Walsh of Kilkenny is sent off by referee Michael Wadding Tommy Walsh of Kilkenny is sent off by referee Michael Wadding. Source: Lorraine O'Sullivan/INPHO

9. It’s been on the go for a long time and has aged well

Source: ForKingAndCountry2014/YouTube

8. The straight-up bizarre analogies as the pundits get too worked up to make sense

Dubs Meme 1

Dubs Meme 4 Source: RTE

7. There’s two new lads — Brendan Cummins and Tomás Ó Sé — in the pundits’ chairs this year

Brendan Cummins Former Tipp goalkeeper Brendan Cummins (the chap in the suit). Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Brendan Cummins and Tomas O'Se Tomás Ó Sé will be a pundit this summer. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

6. That excellent insight into post-match, victorious dressing rooms

Source: RTÉ - Ireland's National Television and Radio Broadcaster/YouTube

5. Fans will make homemade signs to express their views on the punditry

Mayo fans make there way to Croke Park Source: James Crombie/INPHO

4. This man’s views on the hurling will be interesting

ger-loughnane-meme Source: RTE

3. We can watch this man have the toughest refereeing job in the country

DES Des Cahill often restores the Sunday peace. Source: RTE Sport


2. When these three debate the merits of black cards

Sunday Game panel SF Calm before the storm: Joe Brolly, Pat Spillane and Colm O'Rourke. Source: RTE

2(a). When Brolly goes off, watch out (we’re looking at you Sean Cavanagh)

Source: themadhair/YouTube

1. And this tune is the sound of summer

Source: HurlingGoals/YouTube

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Patrick McCarry

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