Monday, July 22, 2024

Jason Keelan: From Fermanagh to Fiji and beyond – the voice of our nation

Whether telling stories mid-game about buying The Kerryman newspapers in New York, the McCarthy to McCarthy ‘no relation’ quip, or Dublin scoring ‘one from the hand, one from the land,’ he was a man who captured the hearts, minds, and imaginations of so many people for a length of time that will, in all likelihood, never be matched.

It began with a bit of competitive commentary work where he and fellow students gave snippets of their potential ‘behind the mic’ before going on to call the 1949 Railway Cup final, as Gaeilge.

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