Colm Murray heads to Thurles to meet horse racing commentator Des Scahill at work. Scahill recalls his commentaries on Secreto's Derby win and Dawn Run's Gold Cup win.
- Title Des Scahill Racing Commentator
- Production Year 2001
- ContributorColm Murray (Reporter)
- Clip Duration 00:03:02
- Material Type Video
- Series title RTÉ News
- Clip title "I Didn't Have Six Pence On Her"
- Extended description
Colm Murray heads to Thurles to meet horse racing commentator Des Scahill at work. Des Scahill describes how he goes about preparing for each race and recalls his commentaries when Secreto won the Epsom Derby and Dawn Run won the Gold Cup.
Recalling his commentary on Dawn Run's win Des Scahill says, "A lot of people think that I got very excited because I had so much money on Dawn Run but nothing could be further from the truth I didn't have six pence on her."
For Des Scahill it is the commentators job to put the excitement into the emotion of the occasion for the listeners.
The clip shown here is edited from footage recorded for a RTÉ News report that was never broadcast. The report was to be part of a preview of the 2001 Cheltenham Festival, but the foot and mouth outbreak of that year meant that Irish horses did not travel.
The accompanying image shows Gold Cup winner Dawn Run with trainer Paddy Mullins.
- Local keywords Des Scahill, Colm Murray, Cheltenham, Sports Commentary, Racing, Horses
- Geographical coverage Thurles, Tipperary, Ireland
- Topic Sport
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier DN01/404
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- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Colour
- Item sound Mono
- Language used English (eng)
- Original language English (eng)