Michael O'Hehir picks out Foinavon who goes on to win the race.
- Title Over to You Michael O'Hehir
- 1st Broadcast 22/02/1976
- ContributorMichael O'Hehir
- Clip Duration 00:02:32
- Material Type Audio
- Clip title "...With All this Mayhem, Foinavon Has Gone off on His Own"
- Extended description
When there was a pile-up of horses during the 1967 Grand National, Michael O'Hehir was able to pick out Foinavon, who went on to win the race. Michael O'Hehir explains how meeting with the jockey John Buckingham before the race allowed him to identify the outsider Foinavon.
'Over to You, Micheal O'Hehir' was a programme tracing the outstanding career of sports commentator Micheal O'Hehir and was broadcast as part of the commemoration of 50 years of Irish radio. The programme was compiled and presented by Philip Greene. As well as talking to Micheal O'Hehir himself, Greene reminisces with old friends such as Terry Rogers, Tommy Carbery and Dr. Donal Keenan of the G.A.A.
'Over to You Michael O'Hehir' was broadcast on 22 February, 1976.
The accompanying photography showing Michael O'Hehir was taken by Des Gaffney on 23 February 1972.
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- Local keywords Michael O'Hehir, Grand National, 1967, Foinavon, John Buckingham, Philip Greene, Peter O'Sullivan
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Genre Sport
- Topic Sport
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ
- Production year 1976
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier LA001346
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- Item type part/extract
- Item sound Mono
- Language used English (eng)
- Original language English (eng)
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Broadcast - 15/02/1976
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Broadcast - 22/02/1976
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"...With All this Mayhem, Foinavon Has Gone off on His Own"
Broadcast - 22/02/1976
Clip Length - 00:02:32