Broadcaster and sports commentator, best-known for commentary of GAA games and horse-racing, Michael O'Hehir gave his first commentary when Galway defeated Monaghan in the All-Ireland Senior Football Semi-Final at Cusack Park in Mullingar.
- Title All-Ireland Senior Football Semi-Final 1938
- 1st Broadcast 21/08/1938
- ContributorMichael O'Hehir (Commentator)
- Clip Duration 00:00:38
- Material Type Audio
- Clip title Michael O'Hehir First Broadcast 14 August 1938
- Extended description
Michael O'Hehir became known as RTÉ's "voice of Gaelic Games". O'Hehir's commentaries on the All-Ireland football and hurling finals were hugely important, not just to the listeners in Ireland, but to thousands of Irish emigrants living around the world.
Listen here to a clip from Michael O'Hehir's second radio commentary on the All-Ireland Football Semi-Final between Kerry and Laois played on 21 August 1938.
The photograph accompanying this clip shows RTÉ sports commentator Michael O'Hehir standing outside the main television building at Donnybrook in 1963.
The photographer was Roy Bedell
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- Local keywords Michael O'Hehir, Sports Commentaries, GAA, Kerry, Laois, 2RN, Radio, Broadcasting, RTÉ, 1930s
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Genre Sport
- Topic The Media
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel 2RN
- Production year 1938
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier 11D01092
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- Item type part/extract
- Item sound Mono
- Language used English (eng)
Michael O'Hehir First Broadcast 14 August 1938
Broadcast - 21/08/1938
Clip Length - 00:00:38
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Contributor - Roy Bedell (Photographer)
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