Popular RTÉ Radio 1 GAA radio broadcaster, journalist and author Seán Óg Ó Ceallacháin has passed away today (Sunday) at the age of 89.
The Irish Examiner confirms the news and links to his farewell broadcast on RTÉ Sport from May 2011.
Clare Duignan, MD of RTÉ Radio says: “Sean Óg’s voice was synonymous with Gaelic Games for 60 years, a unique voice with a unique place in Irish life.
“Seán Óg Ó Ceallacháin was a legend in broadcasting” says RTÉ DG Noel Curran “His broadcasts were an essential part of our sporting Sundays”.
He was on the radio for many years, having first appeared on Radio Éireann in 1935. In 1953 he took over reading the Gaelic Athletic Association results show from his father having worked with him for the previous five.
His work and dedication to Gaelic Games broadcasting and RTÉ Radio 1 was acknowledged in 2012 with a place in the Guinness Book of Records for the longest career in radio sports broadcasting worldwide.