The Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has paid tribute to legendary sports broadcaster Seán Óg Ó Ceallacháin, who has died at the age of 89.
“It is with great sadness that I learned today of the death of a true Irish legend, Seán Óg Ó Ceallacháin,” said Deputy Martin.
“Seán Óg was the voice of gaelic games in households across the country for over six decades. I remember fondly tuning into the results programme every Sunday night as a boy and listening with fascination to the names of clubs from far flung places, each representing a distinct community and tradition. This remained a Sunday night tradition right up until Seán Óg’s retirement in 2011.
“In many ways, this simple results programme captured the essence of the GAA – an organisation that is rooted in every community across Ireland. Seán Óg brought gaelic games to life over the airwaves long before the internet and all the advancements in media we now take for granted. He was the true authority on the weekend’s sporting events, which he always delivered with such passion, excitement and clarity.
“Seán Óg will always have a warm place in the hearts of generations of Irish sports fans who grew up listening to him. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.”