Carbery and His Impact on the Public

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Memories of Paddy Mehigan and the impact his commentaries had on the listening public.

  • Title
    This Game Is Not Over Yet
  • 1st Broadcast
    15/02/1976
  • Contributor
    Éamonn de Barra
    Philip Greene
  • Clip Duration
    00:03:47
  • Material Type
    Audio
  • Clip title
    Carbery and His Impact on the Public
  • Extended description

    Commentator Paddy Mehigan wrote as "Pat O" for 'The Irish Times' and as "Carbery" for 'The Cork Examiner'.

    Here Éamonn de Barra, another of Irish radio's distinguished commentators, remembers Mehigan and the impact his commentaries had on the listening public.

  • 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 image shows Philip Greene of RTÉ Sport in April 1974. Greene was a soccer commentator for RTÉ Radio and was also Head of RTÉ Radio Sport.
    © RTÉ Stills Library 2197/088

  • Local keywords
    Paddy Mehigan, Eamonn de Barra, Pat O, The Irish Times, Carbery, The Cork Examiner, Philip Greene
  • 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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