Brian Carthy

Brian Carthy works as a Gaelic Games Correspondent and Commentator for RTÉ,[1] specialising in Gaelic games. In possession of a nationwide profile, Carthy has also written a number of books with a sporting theme.[2][3] Carthy is a native of Ballymore, near Strokestown, County Roscommon.

In 2011, Carthy was "downgraded" by RTÉ. This prompted a response from numerous Gaelic games figures, including Mickey Harte, Kieran McGeeney and Justin McNulty, who felt this mistreatment of Carthy was unfair. Those who disagreed with RTÉ's treatment of Carthy wrote a four-page letter to director general Noel Curran and boycotted the organisation.[4][5]

In 2012, his son John Brian won an All-Ireland U-21 Football Championship medal playing in goal for Dublin against Brian's native Roscommon [6] and was part of the U-21 squad again in 2013.


  1. Mahon, Jack (21 July 2004). "Great to have been part of that seven-year journey". Western People. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 17 February 2011.
  2. O'Riordan, Tom (7 December 2001). "GAA: New bid to open Croke Park to other sports". Irish Independent. Independent News & Media. Retrieved 17 February 2011.
  3. Breheny, Martin (22 December 2002). "Orange men grab headlines". Irish Independent. Independent News & Media. Retrieved 17 February 2011. Keeping a record of all those matches would be difficult but Brian Carthy makes it possible with the publication of his seventh successive book which contains a documented history of every encounter.
  4. "Mickey Harte, Brian Carthy and that four-page letter to RTÉ". Irish Independent. Independent News & Media. 11 June 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2011.
  5. Keys, Colm (7 June 2011). "GAA managers refuse to talk to RTÉ over Brian Carthy treatment: Top GAA bosses vow not to speak to broadcaster after Carthy 'snub'". Irish Independent. Independent News & Media. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
  6. "Carthy's double dilemma - HoganStand". Retrieved 2019-05-19.
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