The closing stages of the first Irish Sweeps Derby which was broadcast by RTÉ on 30 June 1962.
- Title The Curragh of Kildare
- 1st Broadcast 25/06/1976
- ContributorMicheal O'Hehir (Reporter)
- Clip Duration 00:00:33
- Material Type Video
- Clip title Television Covers the First Irish Sweeps Derby
- Extended description
The Irish Derby became the Irish Sweeps Derby in 1962 and also one of the richest horse races in the world. Telefís Éireann covered the Derby from the Curragh; it was also taken live by the BBC and recorded by the ABC network in the USA.
The Derby was the most complicated outside broadcast Telefís Éireann had undertaken. Seven cameras were used to cover the race including a mobile radio camera hired from the BBC. Sound engineers also had to make arrangements for seperate commentaries by TE and BBC for the same pictures.
Micheal O'Hehir and Louis Gunning covered the race for TE and Peter O'Sullivan and Clive Graham fof the BBC. Shown here are scenes from the Curragh and the final stages as Tambourine II wins the big race.
The clip showing the finish of the Irish Derby 1962 is taken from 'The Curragh of Kildare'. 'The Curragh of Kildare' was a sports special programme broadcast 25 June 1976 the night before the Irish Sweeps Derby. The programme looked back at the Curragh and the Irish Derby.
The RTÉ Guide wrote of the programme, "In the 'Curragh of Kildare' on Friday night, Micheal O'Hehir - himself a living part of the racecourse's tradition - will recount much of the history of this famous piece of ground, scene of so many famous events in Irish racing history."
(RTÉ Guide 18 June 1976 Vol. 13 No. 25 p13 )
- Local keywords Television, Broadcasting, Broadcasting History, Irish Derby, Irish Sweeps Derby, Horse Racing, 1960s, Michael O'Hehir
- Geographical coverage Curragh, Kildare, Ireland
- Genre Factual
- Topic The Media
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel Telefís Éireann
- Production year 1976
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier 97D00625
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- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Black and White
- Item sound Mono
- Aspect ratio 4:3
- Language used English (eng)
- Original language English (eng)
Television Covers the First Irish Sweeps Derby
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