Tuesday 6 December 2016

Last broadcast for legend Sean Og

Published 27/04/2011 | 08:23

There are no inter-county fixtures on the agenda for Sunday, May 8, but it will still go down as an important day in GAA history as it marks the end of a broadcasting era.

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After 63 years bringing club and county results to GAA fans in Ireland and across the world, Sean Og O Ceallachain will broadcast his final Sunday night bulletin on RTE radio.

At the age of 88, and with a place secured in the 'Guinness Book of Records' for the longest career in radio sports-broadcasting world wide, Sean is retiring from a slot to which he brought a unique and distinctive style for over six decades.

To mark his impending departure, RTE 1 television will feature a documentary on his life and times -- inside and outside sport -- next Friday night (8.30).

Apart from his long radio and TV experience, he also enjoyed a great career as a player and referee.

Indeed, he featured on the last Dublin team to play in the NHL final, lining out at left half-forward against Clare in the 1945 draw and replay.

Ironically, Haulie and John Daly, uncles of current Dublin manager Anthony Daly, played on the Clare team that won the replay by 2-10 to 2-5.

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