Michael O'Hehir First Broadcast 14 August 1938

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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
  • Contributor
    Michael 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.

  • Information

    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

    © RTÉ Stills Library 1006/025

  • Local keywords
    Michael O'Hehir, Sports Commentaries, GAA, Kerry, Laois, 2RN, Radio, Broadcasting, RTÉ, 1930s
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    The Media
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    2RN
  • Production year
    1938
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    11D01092
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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