Thursday 25 May 2017

Philip Greene -- voice of soccer and man of principle

Sean Ryan

PHILIP Greene, who died yesterday, was not only a legendary broadcaster but also a fine creative writer and a man of principle.

While his broadcasting achievements are well known and are safely stored in RTE's archives, his earlier work as a writer of popular stories for boys is less well known.

Written in the late 1940s, they featured a fictional Irish school and were probably offered as a counterbalance to the popular Billy Bunter and Tom Merry books by Frank Richards.

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