Death of Seán Óg Ó Ceallacháin

Seán Óg Ó Ceallacháin died yesterday at the age of 89. He was RTÉ's longest serving broadcaster. His 'Gaelic Sports Results' programme went out on radio every Sunday night from 1953 until Seán Óg's retirement in 2011.

Seán Óg Ó Ceallacháin presented RTÉ Radio 1's Sunday evening programme 'Gaelic Sports Results' from 1953 until 8 May 2011. He entered the 2012 Guinness Book of Records for achieving the longest career in radio sports broadcasting worldwide. His first radio broadcast took place on Radio Éireann in 1935 as part of the Scoil Colmchille school choir. In 1948 he took over the Sunday night GAA results programme from his father Seán Ó Ceallacháin.

Many tributes were paid to Seán Óg yesterday when news broke of his death and they can be heard here at RTÉ Sport.

Here Seán Óg recalls the fall-out in 1955, when in the course of his commentary he named a player who had just been sent off. This stating of the facts did not please the then GAA Secretary, Pádraig Ó Caoimh

This clip is taken from a programme called 'Seán Óg' which was broadcast 30 October 2004.

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