Mícheál Ó'Muircheartaigh

(19 Jun 2008)

Mícheál Ó'Muircheartaigh was born in 1930 in Dún Síon, near Dingle, Co. Kerry. This much loved former teacher, broadcaster, author and raconteur first came to prominence following the famed, All Ireland Final of 1947 and for many years afterwards the instantly recognisable voice could be heard commentating on minor matches, as Gaeilge. He is now 'the' voice of GAA and it is well known that when Míchéal is commentating many people prefer to watch the game on T.V. while listening to his radio commentary.

Whether Mícheál is reminiscing, explaining or talking the game, his humour, his passion and his love for sport always shine through. His excited tones have conveyed the pitch action into homes the length and breadth of Ireland and across the globe.

Besides his renowned work as a radio commentator, he has long been a champion of the Irish language. He and his wife, Helena, live in Dublin. His memoir, From Dún Sion to Croke Park, was the best selling hardback book in Ireland in 2004. Micheál has just published ‘From Borroloola to Mangerton Mountain’, the follow-up to his bestselling memoir.

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