Nemeton Spotlight Feature: Brian Tyers
In this week’s Nemeton Spotlight Feature, Brian Tyers tells us about working as a commentator on GAA BEO on TG4.
De ghnáth bainim ionad an chluiche amach timpeall 3 uair a’chloig roimh thús an chluiche. Caithim tamailín ag caint le daoine éagsúla sa chriú agus labhraim le daoine éagsúla - lucht na páirce/tacathóirí/backroom teams na bhfóirne…..faigheann tú alán eolais ós na daoine seo! Usually I’m at the venue three hours before the game starts. I spent a bit of time talking to different crew members and also various others like the groundsmen, sponsors and backroom teams – you get a lot of info from…
Nemeton Spotlight Feature: Mickey Bird
In this week’s Nemeton Spotlight Feature we chat to our #GAABEO floor manager Mickey Bird about his role working on the games.
Tá mé i mo Bhainisteoir Urláir ar feadh ceithre bliana le haghaidh Nemeton. Is é mo ról mar nasc idir an truck agus an taobh líne. Tosaíonn mo lá amach go luath agus go hiondúil táim sa gcarr ag taisteal ar feadh cúpla uair chuig an cluiche. My day starts early and I’m usually in the car driving for a few hours to the game. As soon as I land, I have a chat with the director and the producer. I then look for the county PRO and the stadium announcer to ensure that we’re all on the same page…
Nemeton Spotlight Feature: Miriam Fitzsimons
This week in our Spotlight Feature series we chat to Donegal native Miriam Fitzsimons who works as a producer here at NemetonTV.
Thosaigh mé ag obair anseo ag tús mhí Dheireadh Fómhair, 2021. I started working in Nemeton TV in October 2021. I had been working in RTÉ Sport for a few years before that so I’m here about 8 months now producing on GAA BEO and really enjoying it.
It’s hard to describe a typical day because the great thing about this job is there’s always something different happening. I spend my weekdays preparing a running order for whatever match I’m covering at the weekend, liaising with commentators…
Did You Know: Laochra Gael started in 2001?
Did you know our Laochra Gael series started out in 2001?
Nemeton CEO Irial Mac Murchú was there from the inception of this famous programme at a time when the Irish television landscape was a place full of possibilities for independent production companies:
“Back in those days, at the end of the century, there was very little GAA on television. That might be hard to believe in this day and age but apart from championship coverage, there was no GAA. They had just started doing live coverage of the league and clubs for TG4 but we knew that we could delve deeper into the world of GAA. And in looking at that, we thought about…
Nemeton Spotlight Feature: Yvonne Weafer
Is eagarthóir í Yvonne Weafer anseo i Nemeton TV. Tá sí ina cónaí i Loch Garman. Yvonne Weafer is an editor with us at Nemeton TV. She lives in Wexford.
Thosaigh mé ag obair anseo ar thaithí oibre nuair a chríochnaigh mé an Ard Dioplóma i 2016, beagnach sé bhliain ó shin anois! I started on work experience here right after I finished up with the Higher Diploma in TV Production in 2016, so nearly 6 years ago now!!
A typical day for me looks like this. Up at 6am to get my girls ready for creche drop off, then it’s time for my 90min commute. I usually listen to an audio book or podcast in the car. Days can be pretty…
Nemeton Spotlight Feature: Alannah Jones
Alannah Jones works in the sports office with the GAA BEO team as part of her work placement in the University of Limerick.
I started in Nemeton on the 11th of January as part of a work placement with college. I’m a researcher on GAA BEO which means I do ‘taighde’ (research) for the commentators & analysts on the GAA BEO games. On Tuesday morning I send emails to PROs looking for details of team arrival times, manager interviews, what jerseys they will be wearing etc. for their team’s match coming up that weekend. Any other day of the week I’ll reply to emails & update our files on the team using what the county’s PRO…