Post Primary

Comórtas Tráchtaireachta Gael Linn

Overview

Gael Linn Commentary Competition

(with support from Nemeton Teo. and CLG Páirc an Chrócaigh)

For all those students who find themselves imitating Brian Tyers, Seán Bán Breathnach or Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh, Gael Linn is giving them a chance to become a commentator by taking part in this new exciting competition!

With support from Nemeton, the television production company that broadcasts GAA matches and with the Irish Language Officer in Croke Park, a silent video of the last 10 minutes of a famous football or hurling match will be provided to those taking part. The names of the players will be provided and it will be left to the commentator to record their own commentary based on the action that takes place in those last 10 minutes / those last 5 minutes for those competing in Category A (Primary School).

Each commentary will begin with the words ‘Fáilte romhaibh isteach a dhaoine uaisle, agus tagann sibh chugainn le 10 nóiméad fágtha sa chluiche seo idir A agus B’ and will continue until the end of the game.

The link to the selected videos will be sent to the competitors after they submit their entry form to us online and they will be instructed on how to link their recording to that video.

The competition will have three categories:

Category A: Primary School

Category B: Junior Certificate Classes and GCSE Classes 

Category C: Leaving Certificate Classes, including Transition Year and A level Classes

*NB: This competition is for individual entries only. 

The games we have chosen for 2021 are:

     All-Ireland Football Final, Dublin v Kerry, 2011

     All-Ireland Hurling Final, Limerick v Galway, 2018

     All-Ireland Ladies Football Semi-Final, Cork v Meath, 2021


LINKS TO COMPETITION FOOTAGE:

All Ireland Football Final, Dublin v Kerry 2011:

With Commentary: https://youtu.be/kDQQLC1a6g8

Without Commentary: https://youtu.be/TykgIUhaTx0

All Ireland Hurling Final, Galway v Limerick 2018:

With Commentary: https://youtu.be/y7bP3yedAl0

Without Commentary: https://youtu.be/__EklbiJjnY

All Ireland Ladies Football Semi-Final, Cork v Meath 2021:

With Commentary: https://youtu.be/46H1VD-gcEA

Without Commentary: https://youtu.be/PRoeZMjCImo


HOW TO ENTER

To enter the competition, click on the REGISTER NOW button above and fill in the online form.

We will accept individual entries once a teacher or parent/guardian is listed as the contact person regarding the entry.
A school may enter a number of students together in the competition once a teacher is named as the contact person.

Closing date for entry – 28 January 2022. (We must have the videos themselves by 18th March 2022)

Entry fee: €5 per person

PRIZES

FIRST PLACE

This prize will be awarded for the best effort of all entries, regardless of category.

     Cash Prize

     The opportunity to spend time in TG4’s commentary box during a game for National League 2023

     4 tickets for the Croke Park Museum and stadium tour

5 entrance tickets for a football or hurling league match of the winner’s choice in 2023.

There will also be prizes for the top 3 entries in each category:

First Place

     Cash Prize

     4 tickets for the Croke Park Museum and stadium tour
5 entrance tickets for a football or hurling league match of the winner’s choice in 2023.

Second Place

     Cash Prize

     4 tickets for the Croke Park Museum and stadium tour
5 entrance tickets for a football or hurling league match of the winner’s choice in 2023.

Third Place

     Cash Prize
5 entrance tickets for a football or hurling league match of the winner’s choice in 2023.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

Tomás Ó Cadhla, Gael Linn, 35 Sráid an Dáma, Baile Átha Cliath 2

087.7474927 R-phost: tomasrua@gael-linn.ie