Video: A Galway man’s brilliant re-enactment of Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh’s commentary on the 1994 Munster Hurling final
This could only be bettered by Mícheál himself, even if he would never use some of the salty language that can be heard on occasion here. Class.
The 1994 Munster Hurling Final between Limerick and Clare probably won’t go down in the annals as one of the greatest clashes in that particular provincial championship, but the famous Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh was such a good commentator in his day that he could make any game sound like a classic.
Mícheál’s fantastic and instantly recognisable voice has inspired many imitations over the years and we don’t know if we’ve heard any impersonations quite as good as this one that surfaced from Offaly over the June Bank Holiday weekend.
The video above was sent into us by Kieran McManus, who told us that he attended a reunion of team-mates from Harry Boland’s hurling club in Chicago in Banagher, Co. Offaly, last weekend and after the pubs had closed, one of his former team-mates, an unidentified Galway man, treated everyone present to a re-enactment of Ó Muircheartaigh’s commentary on the 1994 Munster Hurling Final.
Kieran invited us to see the magic for ourselves and we have to say we were impressed, particularly considering that the Mícheál impersonator in question no doubt had a few pints on him at that stage.
As Kieran himself said, nothing beats being there, but he felt as if he was in the crowd himself and we can see why.
Hat-tip to Kieran McManus for sending this one our way