Seán Óg Ó Ceallacháin

Seán Óg Ó Ceallacháin (12 May 1923 17 February 2013) was a journalist, author and broadcaster and former Gaelic footballer and hurler with Dublin and Eoghan Ruadh.

He was born in Newcastlewest, County Limerick, and grew up in Fairview, County Dublin where he attended a Gaelscoil (Irish-medium school). He twice won the Feis Ceoil competition for his singing talents in the Irish language. He married Anna McDonagh in 1954. They had three children. Finín, Caitríona, and Sinéad. He lived most of his married life in Raheny, Dublin.

He represented Dublin from 1943 to 1953 in hurling and played in the All-Ireland Final of 1948 scoring a goal and also played in the 1946 National League Final.

Seán had a Sunday night radio programme on Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ) entitled Gaelic Sports Results, which was the longest running continuously broadcast radio feature in the world. He took over the show in place of his father in 1953 and retired after the broadcast of 8 May 2011, fifty-eight years later. The Gaelic Sports Results programme had a worldwide audience amongst the Irish diaspora through satellite and web broadcasting. He began his media career with The Evening Press and continued until its closure in 1995. Seán Óg died on Sunday 17 February 2013 aged 89.[1]



  • His Own Story, Brophy Books, 1988.
  • The Birth Of A Building,
  • History of Hermitage Golf Club: Celebrating 100 Years (1905 to (2005),
  • Tall Tales and Banter, Eason & Son
  • My Greatest Sporting Memory, Calmac Publishing, 2000.
  • The Dubs, Gill & Macmillan, 2006.
  • Giants of Gaelic Football, Gill & Macmillan Ltd (Oct 2007)


  • A Scent of Hawthorn
  • A Man from the Island

Radio Plays

  • An Braon Searbh
  • Aedin agus an Cailleach


  • History of Hermitage Golf Course


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