# tv wrap

This year
TV Wrap: Joe Canning's Laochra Gael shows the tension between great talent and constant pressure
The Galway great was featured on TG4′s returning series last night.
All time
TV Wrap of 2020 - The best, worst and WTF moments of the year sport became a television show
We look back at some of the best and the bizarre moments from a year of TV sport like no other.
TV Wrap - Sport and politics mix as PSG follow Golfgate onto centre-stage
Unlike BT Sport, Virgin and RTÉ didn’t shirk the big questions involving Qatar and PSG, at the end of a week which showed Official Ireland’s true attitude to sport.
TV Wrap - A David Luiz disaster proves familiar in Sky's 'new normal' for the Premier League
How Sky’s coverage of the new-look Premier League looked on its first night back.
TV Wrap - New documentary proves we have heard more than enough from Lance Armstrong
The disgraced cyclist is the subject of a new, two-part ESPN series.
TV Wrap - Ghostly Bundesliga appears on BT Sport while NBC make a hames of golf's return
Donald Trump appeared during coverage of Rory McIlroy’s charity skins game with Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler and Mathew Wolff.
TV Wrap - Horan and the GAA show impressive leadership as a diminished Sunday Game returns
The GAA president delivered a socially-distant punch to the gut, as the reality of a lost GAA summer sank in.
TV Wrap - In The Last Dance, Jordan's political silence is another emblem of the 1990s
Were he playing the game today, Jordan might not be afforded the chance to stay silent and say that “Republicans buy sneakers too”.
TV Wrap - Even without any football, the Premier League continues to exasperate
Graeme Souness is critical of Paul Pogba and another club is sold as an item of sportswashing – it’s as if nothing has changed.
TV Wrap - Sunderland 'Til I Die is the show we want, if not the show we need right now
The second series of the fly-on-the-wall documentary has been released on Netflix.
TV Wrap - Dana White among the last of the deluded as sport's irrelevance is made clear
The realisation is dawning more slowly for others that sport just isn’t important in the face of a pandemic.
TV Wrap - ITV can't hit the right note as the shameful staging of Cheltenham is laid bare
ITV tried to cover the festival like it was any other year…but this year is far from normal.
TV Wrap - French implosion a reliable theme on a deeply abnormal weekend
The biggest game in Europe was in an empty stadium, other events were cancelled and Roy Keane bantered with Micah Richards. Thank heavens for France.
TV Wrap - Bono gets it in the neck as Ireland's problems are exposed in Twickenham horror show
While the Irish public rushed to blame the U2 frontman, the pundits worryingly found plenty of different issues on the pitch.
TV Wrap - Matt Williams not quite on the same script as Ireland impress against Wales
Mattie took some flak for his comments on another stellar outing for Virgin Media’s rugby panel.
TV Wrap - Rebuilding of Schmidt's reputation begins as Ireland stutter against Scotland
Elsewhere, Dylan Hartley impresses as Matt Williams sticks the boot into Eddie Jones.
TV Wrap - UFC and Vegas get rich selling Conor McGregor's redemption, but are you buying it?
The Dubliner took less than a minute to finish off Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone on Saturday night.
TV Wrap - Declan Rice the latest caught out as VAR fury hits boiling point
Elsewhere, Joe Brolly has made a surprise return to television punditry.
TV Wrap - The top 10 sporting TV moments of 2019
Drum roll please, as we celebrate the best in television analysis, entertainment…and eejitry.
TV Wrap - Neville calls out Boris Johnson in high point for Sky's football coverage
The British Prime Minister also bewilderingly claimed that a World Cup co-hosted in Ireland would be ‘bringing football home.’
TV Wrap - A bit of the old magic remains as Dunphy, Brady and Giles reunite
The band got back together for Irish fans as Amazon assembled English pundits in a kind of Tekken menu.
TV Wrap - Poppy displays hit new heights of absurdity while Jose anoints Liverpool as champions
Elsewhere, Arsene Wenger turned up alongside Richard Keys and Andy Gray.
TV Wrap - A requiem for Aertel and Page 220
The service is being shuttered by RTÉ, so we remember its heyday.
TV Wrap - Little sympathy for Granit Xhaka as Keane goes in two-footed on Spurs
Ian Wright was among those to criticise the Arsenal captain, and called for the player to apologise.
TV Wrap - BBC let themselves down on risible week for athletics in Doha
Seb Coe told Gabby Logan to ‘go back to Match of the Day’, but the Beeb’s coverage wasn’t nearly as harsh as it ought to have been.
TV Wrap - Eddie O'Sullivan sticks the boot in as others stress the 'work-ons' after fitful Irish win
Jamie Heaslip and Brent Pope were reaching for the positives after a stuttering World Cup win.
TV Wrap - Jamie Heaslip steps up to the plate as RTÉ's World Cup coverage gets off to a flyer
There has been some highly-watchable tension between the ex-Irish star and Eddie O’Sullivan.
TV Wrap - Brolly's absence shows the similarities between Sky and RTÉ's All-Ireland final coverage
The two broadcasters have learned from each other and now there’s little difference in their approach.
TV Wrap - Cartoonish rage and unfair comments overshadow Keane's interesting side at Bord Gáis Theatre
The Irish legend has caused ructions with comments about Jon Walters and Alex Ferguson at an Off The Ball event with Gary Neville.
TV Wrap - RTÉ analysis veers toward a circus as Kerry assert old swagger against the Dubs
There was much disagreement over Johnny Cooper’s red card, while Pat Spillane talked about ‘unknown unknowns.’
TV Wrap - VAR's emotion-sapping interference a consequence of years of television analysis
The system might learn something from the GAA.
TV Wrap - Amazon's stunning new football docuseries an antidote to Premier League nonsense
The streaming service has — in partnership with Starbucks — released a new six-part series of films called This is Football.
TV Wrap - Donal Óg draws in mention of the Brits as The Sunday Game finds itself in a culture war
‘The last remnants of British culture on these islands’ got the blame for criticism of the sweeper system in hurling.
TV Wrap - Shane Lowry reminds us why we love sport in stunning Open triumph
Elsewhere, a Sky commentator claimed Lowry as British while Rory McIlroy was left on the verge of tears after a cruel return to Royal Portrush.
TV Wrap - Amazing tennis and cricket drama shows importance of keeping sport free-to-air
Elsewhere, viewers were annoyed by the Sunday Game. Again.
TV Wrap - Live coverage of women's World Cup goes a long way to silencing critics
Elsewhere, a few classic Irish tropes emerged on The Sunday Game.
TV Wrap - Phil Neville's bluster and ego sets up RTÉ's must-watch World Cup coverage
The England boss has been the breakout star, and thankfully, TG4 and the state broadcaster have been around to bring it to us.
TV Wrap - Remembering RTÉ's 1994 World Cup coverage in Eamon Dunphy's absence
The broadcaster experimented with a ‘football forum’, filled with people from all walks of Irish life.
TV Wrap - Jose and Arsene come together to star on Champions League final night
Once enemies, Mourinho and Wenger were the stars of the show as Michael Owen painted the town beige on BT Sport.
TV Wrap: Too much well-worn talk, not enough action on The Sunday Game
The best argument for tiering the football championships is that it will end the talk of tiering the football championships.