Horses for courses as Micheal gets racy
AFTER a long, distinguished career, there is very little Micheal O Muircheartaigh hasn't experienced in live sports commentary.
But yesterday, the veteran broadcaster was at the races where he commentated on a race as Gaeilge.
Mr O Muircheartaigh was in Killarney, Co Kerry, where he helped celebrate 'La na Gaeilge' on the opening day of a three-day horse racing festival.
The legendary GAA commentator, who retired a year and a half ago, was in top form as he weaved his magic, bringing to life in words the action of the sixth race, the Malton Hotel Steeple Chase.
He might be more at home at a greyhound track but Mr O Muircheartaigh was perfectly relaxed in this role also.
He told the Irish Independent it wasn't his first time to commentate on horse racing.
"The first time was in Leopardstown races when Bord na Gaeilge sponsored an event, but this is only my second time," he said.
He was celebrating the success of his greyhound Razzle Dazzle Rioda, which won in Wimbledon the previous night, and he will be travelling to London on Tuesday to support him in the quarter final of the English derby.
The festival continues today and Tuesday.