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Social media was awash with scornful remarks and disparaging comments this week after a Sky Sports presenter made the mistake of thinking Dublin and Mayo had faced each other in the All-England final last Sunday.

While reporting on the All-Ireland (Repeat: All-Ireland) game at the weekend, Clare Tomlinson appeared oblivious to the fact the game had taken place in Ireland and involved two Irish counties.

But unlike many figures in British media who make no apologies for claiming us as their own when it suits, Clare has taken to Twitter to hold her hands up.

"Still hiding under a rock after my horrendous gaffe about the All IRELAND GAA final," she tweeted this afternoon.

"Apologies to all – please let me visit still." she added.

Thankfully for Clare, us Irish are a sound bunch and wasted no time offering an olive branch, with one writing: "Relax "it could happen to a bishop " as we used to say …you will always be welcome here."

"It was what they call an epic fail! But we forgive you," tweeted another while someone else assured her: "There's always a fire in the kitchen."

OK Clare, you're forgiven – just don't do it again.


At this stage of the game, we’re used to our pals across the Irish Sea coveting what’s ours.

From the British media claiming Colin Farrell and Katy Taylor as their own when it suits them to discovering Netflix have categorised Brooklyn under 'Best of British', the whole thing is a running joke at this stage.

Unfortunately though for one sports broadcaster right now, no one’s laughing.

While covering the Dublin v Mayo game last night, a Sky Sports presenter made a gaffe of such epic proportions we‘re still cringing into our hands here at SHEmazing! HQ.

Despite mentioning Irish counties and running footage which included the Irish National Anthem, this woman was fairly certain that thousands of us had tuned into the All-England final yesterday.

That's right, the All-England.

Prepare yourself for this one, ladies.




Because there's nothing better than girl power, Sky Sports presenter Rachel Wyse has backed the motion for more coverage on women's sports and in particular, women's GAA.

The Dubliner is preparing to cover GAA season on the sports channel and has admitted to the Herald that she would love to see ladies' GAA on the board.

“It is something that I would definitely welcome,” she said. “I can only speak from my own perspective but I know women’s sport is a big priority within Sky Sports.

“We have a programme that runs every Tuesday called SportsWomen and it is all about celebrating female athletes in the UK and Ireland, for example, Katie Taylor… I think the more coverage the better."

We second that! Hopefully we'll see more of our fine ladies out on the pitch in the future.


Over the last year audiences have seen Sky Sports make a huge effort with their coverage of GAA.

In efforts to improve their programming for everyone they’ve been pulling out all the stops to help with their analysis and draw in the viewers. 


However, it would appear that GAA fans may not be completely abandoning their usual programming any time soon.

Former Dublin inter-country player John Magee had tuned in this morning and noticed that there were a few basic pieces of information that seem to have been overlooked.

Presenter Mike Wedderburn had a bit of a snafu when he was discussing the Player of the Year nominations:



It was a good thing the ever-professional Rachel Wyse was on hand to try and correct the error. Although some fans were not going to forgive and forget so quickly. 


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