Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh
Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh's first broadcast was on a Railway Cup match in 1949. He has since become the public voice of the GAA with his uniquely entertaining and often bilingual commentaries. Born in Dún Síon, near Dingle, he worked as a teacher before becoming a full-time broadcaster. His career that has spanned six decades, he has come to be regarded as the "voice of Gaelic games."
How often has a commentator had to describe action where only one team is on the pitch? During a National Football League quarter final in 1987, Cork failed to take to the pitch for extra time. With only the Dublin team on the pitch, the referee threw in the ball and Barney Rock scored against nobody. "They Are Playing Against Nobody Here in Croke Park at the Moment " When a streaker appeared on the pitch at the Leinster Senior Hurling Final in 2003, Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh included him in his commentary. "If the Streaker Doesn't Mind, It Will Be Going Over His Direction Now" This Scroll is a collection of his Classic Quotes from his commentaries over the decades.
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