"...With All this Mayhem, Foinavon Has Gone off on His Own"

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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
  • Contributor
    Michael O'Hehir
    Philip Greene
    Peter O'Sullivan
  • 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.

  • Information

    '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.
    © RTÉ Archives 2210/046

  • Local keywords
    Michael O'Hehir, Grand National, 1967, Foinavon, John Buckingham, Philip Greene, Peter O'Sullivan
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Sport
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1976
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    LA001346
  • 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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