Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh's first broadcast was on a Railway Cup match in 1949 after being selected for the job following a test commentary on a hurling game. He has since become the public voice of the GAA with his uniquely entertaining and often bilingual commentaries.
Born in Dún Síon, near Dingle, Co. Kerry, he worked as a teacher before becoming a full-time broadcaster. Ó Muircheartaigh retired from broadcasting in October 2010.
The accompanying photograph shows Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh, commentating on 1987's Munster Hurling Final featuring Cork v Tipperary. The match was held in Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
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When a streaker appeared on the pitch at the Leinster Senior Hurling Final in 2003, Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh included him in his commentary.
During a National Football League quarter final between Dublin and Cork in 1987, Cork failed to take to the pitch for extra time.
Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh tells Pat Kenny about his audition to become a commentator for Gaelic games.
Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh manages to tell listeners about the Annals of the Four Masters completed in 1616 AD during his commentary on an All-Ireland Senior Football Final between Dublin and Donegal.