So while admitting that there may be some danger here, we've decided to rank the top ten commentators on Irish television.
Do get in touch to tell us how wrong we are This may, admittedly, be a slight overstatement. He does a superb job in conveying the excitement, with his intonation more or less perfectly in pitch with the importance of singular moments in games.
Tyers is the voice of TG4's superb GAA coverage , and the greatest testament to his talent is that few of us know every word that he is saying.
As a result, we judge his commentary by rhythm and tone: something he has mastered. Wesley Fofana! Rory Best Grand Slam at stake He may be less of a good luck charm for the Irish boxers: he commentated on their fights at the Rio Olympics.
He is prone to the odd, slight mistake: after Ger Loughnane's steely 'We're going to do it. We're going to do it' in , Canning said 'Prophetic words from Ger Loughnane He may also be responsible for the slew of jokes along the theme of Robbie Keane's dream to play for his boyhood club '.
It's easy to picture him as the man to take the Irish football flame from George down the line. But Magee has always known the power of saying little, an iconic example is his commentary on Maradona's goal against England in Different class.
Honourable mentions Myles Dungan on the sailing.