Wednesday 14 November 2018

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.

Please sign in or register with for free access to this article.

Sign In

Today's news headlines, directly to your inbox every morning.

Don't Miss