Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh

Irish Gaelic games commentator

Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh (born 1930), legendary Gaelic games commentator for RTÉ Radio 1. He has been commentating on games for seven decades.[1]

Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh in 2012

Famous quotes edit

1949 edit

  • He’s not a big man, he’s not a small man, he’s what you might call a handy man.[2]

Miscellaneous edit

  • ...and Brian Dooher is down injured. And while he is, I'll tell ye a little story. I was in Times Square in New York last week, and I was missing the Championship back home. So I approached a newsstand and I said, "I suppose ye wouldn't have The Kerryman would ye?" To which, the Egyptian behind the counter turned to me and he said, "Do you want the North Kerry edition or the South Kerry edition?" He had both...so I bought both. And Dooher is back on his feet...[2]
  • Anthony Lynch, the Cork corner-back, will be the last person to let you down - his people are undertakers.[2]
  • Colin Corkery on the 45 lets go with the right boot. Its over the bar. This man shouldn't be playing football. He's made an almost Lazarus-like recovery from a heart condition. Lazarus was a great man but he couldn't kick points like Colin Corkery.[2][3]
  • He grabs the sliothar, he's on the 50... he's on the 40... he's on the 30... he's on the ground.[2]
  • 1-5 to 0-8.. well from Lapland to the Antarctic, that's level scores in any man's language.[2][3]
  • Pat Fox has it on his hurl and is motoring well now … but here comes Joe Rabbitte hot on his tail ...... I've seen it all now, a Rabbitte chasing a Fox around Croke Park!"[2][3]
  • Pat Fox out to the forty and grabs the sliothar. I bought a dog from his father last week. Fox turns and sprints for goal... the dog ran a great race last Tuesday in Limerick. Fox, to the 21, fires a shot, it goes to the left and wide... and the dog lost as well.[3]
  • Seán Óg Ó hAilpín.... his father's from Fermanagh, his mother's from Fiji, neither a hurling stronghold.[2][3]
  • Teddy McCarthy to Mick McCarthy, no relation, Mick McCarthy back to Teddy McCarthy, still no relation.[2][3]
  • The stopwatch has stopped. It's up to God and the referee now. The referee is Pat Horan. God is God.[2]

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