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1 of 1 Could you follow in the great man's footsteps?
Could you follow in the great man's footsteps?

RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta has joined forces with the GAA for a new competition which gives sports fans the chance to "try their hand at the art of commentating".

The winner receives two tickets to either the All Ireland Football or Hurling Final in September, a weekend for two in the Croke Park Hotel, and a chance to step into the commentary box on All-Ireland day.

The top entrants will also be invited to a special day-long commentators' workshop in the Raidió na Gaeltachta HQ in Casla, Connemara.

To enter, send a 60-second recording of yourself commentating as Gaeilge to ct@rte.ie, or by post to Comórtas Tráchtaireachta, RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, Casla, Conamara, Co na Gaillimhe. Closing date: August 9. Please include all your details. Over 18s only. For more: www.rte.ie/rnag.

Liam Ó Néill, Uachtarán, GAA said: "I'm delighted on a personal level, and on behalf of the organisation, to be supporting this excellent initiative. I'm hopeful that there are a lot of young people out there who would like to try their hand at commentating, and we may see some new commentators coming to the fore as a result."

Seán Bán Breathnach, RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta commentator, said: "Commentating is my absolute dream job and I get goose pimples when Amhrán na bhFiann rings out before the matches. I'd say to people interested in the competition to give it a try. Some people just have a natural talent for it, and maybe they don't even realise it. They might surprise themselves, and we're really looking forward here in RnaG to hearing the entries."

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