The former RTÉ GAA correspondent, Mick Dunne has died aged 73.

Mick Dunne, from Clonaslee in County Laois, began his broadcasting career with RTÉ in 1970. Before joining RTÉ, he was the GAA Correspondent with The Irish Press newspaper. 

A minute silence in Croke Park today in honour of one of the game's best-known commentators.

Through the 1970s and the 1980s, Mick Dunne's voice became synonymous with hurling and football.

His colleague Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh paid tribute to a man who contributed so much to Gaelic games. 

If you ever wanted to ascertain any fact about Gaelic games going back forty years and beyond, the man to ask was Mick Dunne and he would willingly find out and give you the information.

Mick Dunne remained very much involved in GAA journalism until his death and was contributing editor with the monthly GAA magazine 'High Ball'. 


An RTÉ News report broadcast on 11 August 2002. The reporter is Aoife Kavanagh.