Legendary GAA commentator Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh has passed away

Pic: RTÉ

Legendary GAA commentator Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh has died at the age of 93.

He sadly passed away in the Mater Hospital in Dublin.

He was born in Dún Síon just outside Daingean Uí Chúis, Co Kerry, in 1930.

While he was best known for his work at the GAA, he began his career as a teacher.

Pic: RTÉ

His first assignment for RTÉ was to provide commentary as Gaeilge on the 1949 Railway Cup Final on St Patrick’s Day at just 19 years of age.

It wasn’t until the eighties that he left teaching to work full time for RTÉ.

When Michael O’Hehir retired, Mícheál took over as RTÉ Radio 1’s premier radio commentator.

The Kerryman retired in 2010, with his final All-Ireland seeing Cork take on Down.


Tributes have poured in for the legend.


Ní bheidh a leithéid arís ann. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.


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