Saturday 20 January 2018

Legendary Sean Og to call his last GAA scores

Edel O'Connell

LEGENDARY sports broadcaster Sean Og O Ceallachain will announce the Gaelic sports results for the last time tomorrow evening -- marking the end of a record-breaking broadcasting era.

O Ceallachain has been bringing club and county results to GAA fans for 63 years in his Sunday-night radio bulletins.

He first broadcast on Radio Eireann in 1935 as part of the Scoil Colmchille school choir.

He took over the Sunday-night GAA results programme from his father, Sean O Ceallachain, in 1948.

At the age of 87, the former Dublin footballer and hurler has secured a place in 'The Guinness Book of Records' for the longest career in radio sports-broadcasting worldwide.

Noel Curran, director general of RTE, said O Ceallachain was "an asset and a treasure to RTE ... the GAA, and to the Irish public".

Irish Independent

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