Mick Dunne had been Gaelic games correspondent for the 'Irish Press' for thirteen years before he joined RTÉ in 1970.
As RTÉ's first GAA correspondent, Mick Dunne was a presenter, reporter and commentator on football, hurling and handball. Dunne had a reputation for being a meticulous record-keeper of the games he covered. After many All-Ireland finals, he was the first in the dressing room to interview the winners.
Mick Dunne died in August 2002. His obituary in The Irish Times noted that his "strengths as a reporter were his reliability, accuracy and dogged sense of fairness."