First Live Field Sports Commentary

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One of the first live sport commentaries anywhere in Europe was radio's coverage of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Semi-Final on 29 August 1926.

  • Title
    This Game Is Not Over Yet
  • 1st Broadcast
    15/02/1976
  • Contributor
    Philip Greene
  • Clip Duration
    00:03:47
  • Material Type
    Audio
  • Clip title
    First Live Field Sports Commentary
  • Extended description

    In this clip, Philip Greene gives the background to early sports coverage on Irish radio. Jimmy Mahon, a young technician on those early broadcasts, explains how they were done and recalls "Carbery", the first great Irish radio commentator.

  • Information

    'This Game Is Not Over Yet' was a programme looking back at 50 years of radio sports broadcasting in Ireland.

    "A look back over 50 years of sport on radio with voices and sounds which captured the thrills and excitement of great sporting events."
    (RTÉ Guide, Vol.13, No.7, Feb 14-20, 1976, p.13)

    The programme deals with half a century of sports coverage since the summer of 1926 when 2RN was one of the first radio stations to cover an outdoor sporting event. The event was the All-Ireland Hurling Semi-final between Galway and Kilkenny and commentator was Paddy Mehigan.

    'This Game Is Not Over Yet' is a compilation of facts and recollections presided over by Philip Greene. Commentators are the heart of the mattaer and include Paddy Mehigan, Eamon de Barra, Micheal O'Hehir and Seán O'Ceallacháin.

    The accompanying photograph shows the control room at 2RN Studios, Little Denmark Street, Dublin. The photograph was taken by Jimmy Mahon.
    © RTÉ Stills Library 0288/007

  • Local keywords
    Philip Greene, GAA, Hurling, All-Ireland, Sport
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Sport
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    2RN
  • Production year
    1976
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    AA16134
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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