Commentator Names Player Who Is Sent Off

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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.

  • Title
    Seán Óg
  • 1st Broadcast
    30/10/2004
  • Contributor
    Seán Óg Ó Ceallacháin
  • Clip Duration
    00:03:20
  • Material Type
    Audio
  • Clip title
    Commentator Names Player Who Is Sent Off
  • Extended description

    Seán Óg Ó Ceallacháin 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.This show was previously presented by his father Seán Ó Ceallacháin.

    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.

  • Information

    The accompanying image shows RTÉ sports presenter Seán Óg Ó Ceallacháin, sitting at a radio studio sound control desk in May 1991.

    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.

  • Local keywords
    Seán Óg Ó Ceallacháin, Pádraig Ó Caoimh, GAA
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Sport
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    2004
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    RCD_30102004
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    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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