Match Fixing

EXHIBITION : RTÉ RADIO SPORTS COMMENTATORS

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A listener accuses Éamonn de Barra of knowing a match was fixed.

  • Title
    This Game Is Not Over Yet
  • 1st Broadcast
    15/02/1976
  • Contributor
    Éamonn de Barra
  • Clip Duration
    00:01:06
  • Material Type
    Audio
  • Clip title
    Match Fixing
  • Extended description

    Éamonn de Barra became a radio commentator for Gaelic games in 1933. Here he remembers a letter from a listener accusing him of knowing a match was fixed.

  • 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 Éamonn de Barra, President Eamon de Valera and Taoiseach Jack Lynch at the presentation of Scoil Éanna (St Enda's School) Rathfarnham to the Irish nation on 23 April 1970.

    This photograph was taken by Roy Bedell.

    © RTÉ Archives 2476/031

  • Local keywords
    Éamonn de Barra, Radio Sports Commentary, Match Fixing
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Sport
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • 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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