Commentary on Gaelic Athletic Association sporting events has been a significant element in Irish Public Service Broadcasting since its inception in 1926.

Commentary on Gaelic Athletic Association sporting events has been a significant element in Irish Public Service Broadcasting since its inception in 1926.

Early broadcasts of G.A.A. events on 2RN included the first live sports commentary on a field game in Europe: this was on 29 August 1926 when P.D. 'Carbery' Mehigan commentated on Kilkenny's victory over Galway at Croke Park (6-2:5-1).

One of the enduring images of mid-twentieth century Ireland is the family, or community, grouped around the wet battery radio, listening to the word pictures of Michael O'Hehir as he described heroic sporting feats in distant places.