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Thread: Micháel O’Muircheartaigh to retire

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    Default Micháel O’Muircheartaigh to retire

    The voice of the GAA is calling it a day after Sundays All Ireland football final . I think he has been commentating since 1949 and that must be a world record , is there a statue anywhere in Ireland for this legend ? May he enjoy his retirement from the mic
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    He will sorely missed , i actually had one of his quotes in my signature up untill yesterday . Strange coincidence.

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    Best thread ever,Guy is a legend and hell of nice guy too.Man he has earned it,goodluck to him.

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    it's going to be very weird not having him on the radio for those long journeys on a sunday. Best of luck to you Micháel (I bet you keep an eye on the forum)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notatwork View Post
    Best thread ever,Guy is a legend and hell of nice guy too.Man he has earned it,goodluck to him.
    I wonder how he would feel about an appreciation thread on an escort forum .Now he definately has reached a milestone

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    He has to be the most liked person in Ireland,never heard anyone say they didnt like him,i met him at a function a couple years back in Cork,he was the MC on the night and the way he tells a story,he had the audience in the palm of his hand,such presence,it was a real honor to meet him.
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    “Seán Óg Ó’HailpÃ*n…. his father’s from Fermanagh, his mother’s from Fiji, neither a hurling stronghold”

    “… and Brian Dooher is down injured. And while he is, i’ll tell ye a little story. I was in Times’ Square in New York last week, and I was missing the Championship back home. So I approached a newsstand and I said ‘I suppose ye wouldn’t have the Kerryman would ye?’ To which, the Egyptian behind the counter turned to me and he said ‘do you want the North Kerry edition or the South Kerry edition?’… he had both…so I bought both. And Dooher is back on his feet…”

    “Anthony Lynch the Cork corner back will be the last person to let you down – his people are undertakers”

    “I saw a few Sligo people at Mass in Gardiner street this morning and the omens seem to be good for them, the priest was wearing the same colours as the Sligo jersey! 40 yards out on the Hogan stand side of the field Ciaran Whelan goes on a rampage, its a goal. So much for religion.”

    “Colin Corkery on the 45 lets go with the right boot. Its over the bar.This man shouldn’t be playing football. He’s made an almost Lazarus-like recovery from a heart condition. Lazarus was a great man but he couldn’t kick points like Colin Corkery.

    “1-5 to 0-8.. well from Lapland to the Antarctic, that’s level scores in any man’s language”.

    “Pat Fox has it on his hurley and is motoring well now … but here comes Joe Rabbitte hot on his tail …… I’ve seen it all now, a Rabbitte chasing a Fox around Croke Park!”

    “I see John O Donnell dispensing water on the sideline. Tipperary, sponsored by a water company. Cork Sponsored by a tae company. I wonder will they meet later for afternoon tae.”

    “Teddy looks at the ball, the ball looks at Teddy”

    “Danny “The Yank” Culloty. He came down from the mountains and hasn’t he done well”

    “He grabs the slÃ*otar, he’s on the 50……he’s on the 40……he’s on the 30……………………..he’s on the ground”

    “In the first half they played with the wind. In the second half they played with the ball”.

    “He kicks the ball ard san aer, could’ve been a goal, could’ve been a point………….it went wide.”

    “Stephen Byrne with the puck out for Offaly….Stephen, one of 12……all but one are here to-day, the one that’s missing is Mary, she’s at home minding the house…..and the ball is dropping i lár na bpáirce….”

    “Pat Fox out to the forty and grabs the sliothar, I bought a dog from his father last week. Fox turns and sprints for goal, the dog ran a great race last Tuesday in Limerick. Fox to the 21 fires a shot, it goes to the left and wide….. and the dog lost as well”

    “Teddy McCarthy to John McCarthy, no relation, John McCarthy back to Teddy McCarthy, still no relation
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    He is definetly the best commentator at the moment he wil be sadly missed, he has some stamina for an 80 year old. I would put him in the same league as Micheal O Hehir and Bill Mc Claren the Scottish rugby commentator
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    A true legend he will be missed.The All Ireland will not be the same without him.I hope he was a long and great retirement.

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    I don't like him. Overrated. Next.

    Who is he, by the way? I don't follow GAA.
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