Thursday 21 September 2017

How he played with words

THERE was a time when most people would have found his name difficult to pronounce -- and even harder to spell -- but that was long ago. Micheal O Muircheartaigh, who has announced his retirement after a broadcasting career spanning 60 years, is as familiar to the Irish population as Croke Park itself.

At 80, Micheal has decided to hang up the microphone while he is at the top of his game, a position he has occupied for decades.

While his mellifluous voice has long been the theme music of Gaelic games, his wit and spontaneity lend an added spice to his commentaries and to the speaking engagements for which, no doubt, he will continue to be in great demand.

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