Our tribute to the Irish GAA legend that is Marty Morrissey. The much loved Clare Person of The Year2014 is a firm favourite of ours!
Martin “Marty” Morrissey (born 28 October 1958, Mallow, County Cork) is an Irish sports commentator and television presenter. He regularly presents high-profile sports events for RTÉ Sport, such as the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship and Olympic Games. Morrissey entered the world of broadcasting in 1988 on joining the (since defunct) local TV channel “Cork Multi-Channel”. Shortly after that, he moved to London to work for WH Smith’s Lifestyle Channel. In 1989 he joined the new Clare FM local radio station as News Editor. In 1990, he returned to Cork to work on RTÉ’s (also since defunct) local radio service in Cork. He left Cork in 1994, to join RTÉ’s TV Sports Department. Morrissey has commentated on many sporting events but his bailiwick is Gaelic games. He also has a job as sports reporter and reader on RTÉ News. He also presents Saturday Sport on RTÉ Radio 1. He was a ring announcer and interviewer on Pro Box Live. His catchphrase is “Are you ready to rock”. Morrissey has gained some notoriety for his colloquial turns of phrase while commentating on sports events, such as “the far over side of the pitch” and “leaving the ball into the square”.