From Dún Síon to Croke Park
Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh
ISBN 1 84488044 3
Penguin Ireland 2004
One day in 1949, Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh took part in a competition at Croke Park for an Irish-Language commentator’s job. He was just eighteen and had never seen a hurling match in his life, but he got the job, and the rest is broadcasting history.
In From Dún Síon to Croke Park, Micheál tells the story of his life and sporting times in his own words.
Whether describing the farm where he grew up, the school where he learned to play Gaelic football, the majestic technique of Christy Ring, or the form of one of his greyhounds, Micheal’s prose shimmers with his legendary wit, grace and precision.
Written in English