Chris Ryan at Grantland unearthed the above clip that features the Irish commentary of Timmy McCarthy for USA basketball's opening game of the Olympics against Tunisia. The excitement of his commentary along with the Irish brogue makes for a delightful piece of announcing footage. You can tell that the feats of Team USA are unlike anything McCarthy has seen ever before.
I wonder if any American announcers would get this exctied for an All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship. I'd sure hope so.
Actually Matt Tuinisa was rhe 2nd and not Opening game for Team USA because France was the opening game for team USA on last Sunday Morning!!!
Nope, that's actually what Timmy is like all the time. Dowwwwwwwwwwwwwwntown! is his catchphrase. See here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0qBsQ34jSc