Micheal Ó Muircheartaigh

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Micheal Ó Muircheartaigh

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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Micheal Ó Muircheartaigh

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