“They are playing against nobody here In Croke Park at the moment”

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During a National Football League quarter final between Dublin and Cork in 1987, Cork failed to take to the pitch for extra time.

  • Title
    Only One Team On The Pitch
  • 1st Broadcast
    05/04/1987
  • Contributor
    Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh
  • Clip Duration
    00:04:49
  • Material Type
    Audio
  • Series title
    Sunday Sport
  • Clip title
    “They are playing against nobody here In Croke Park at the moment”
  • Extended description

    During a National Football League quarter final between Dublin and Cork in 1987, Cork failed to take to the pitch for extra time.

    How often has a commentator had to describe action where only one team is on the pitch?

    With only the Dublin team on the pitch, the referee threw in the ball and Barney Rock scored against nobody.

  • Information

    'Sunday Sport' is a weekly sports programme on RTÉ Radio 1 covering all the sporting action.

    The accompanying image shows Dublin player Barney Rock in 1983. Barney played for Dublin from 1979 to 1991.

    © RTÉ Archives 2121/013

  • Local keywords
    Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh, National Football, Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh, League, Dublin, Cork, Barney Rock
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Sport
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ Radio One
  • Production year
    1987
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    BB2964
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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