"Give Me Five Minutes More!"

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The problems  encountered by Michael O'Hehir when broadcasting the 1947 All-Ireland Football final from New York.

  • Title
    This Game Is Not Over Yet
  • 1st Broadcast
    15/02/1976
  • Contributor
    Michael O'Hehir
  • Clip Duration
    00:02:37
  • Material Type
    Audio
  • Clip title
    "Give Me Five Minutes More!"
  • Extended description

    In this programme from 1976, Michael O'Hehir relates the problems encountered in broadcasting the 1947 All-Ireland football final from New York, and how there was a danger that the nation might not get to hear the end of the match. He recalls realising that "I was the link between home and this game."

  • 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)

    'This Game Is Not Over Yet' was broadcast on 15 February 1976.

  • Local keywords
    Michael O'Hehir, All-Ireland, 1947, Radio Sports Commentary
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Sport
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1976
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    BB2014
  • 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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