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RTE man Micheal Ó Muircheartaigh bows out

RTE's legendary Gaelic Games commentator, Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh, has announced his retirement.

He will provide commentary on his last All-Ireland Final on Sunday when Cork face Down in the football final at Croke Park.

Micheál said he decided to bow out while he was still feeling the enjoyment of commentary.

“I decided maybe the time to go is when you're still enjoying it. I've been at it a long time; it's been most enjoyable and a privilege to be in that position,” he said. “I have always regarded my long association with RTE, broadcasting Gaelic Games, as a massive privilege; it brought the national broadcaster and the GAA together from the time that 2RN went on the air in 1926.

“It enabled me to meet and get to know generations of great sportsmen and women and many of those associated with them. It was an honour for me to be at the source of this wonderful entertainment, to be part of a continuous and successful venture.”

It’s a measure of the man’s greatness that he’s often mentioned in the same breath as such greats as Bill McLaren and Peter O’Sullevan.

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