Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh: ‘I’m well enough. I don’t worry about anything’

At 89, the legendary broadcaster retains his unique zest for life – and Gaelic games

In the room where Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh is waiting there is a table laden with stuffed sandwiches and pastries and a scattering of fruit. He stands upright and strong to meet me and puts down a plate of freshly sliced orange.

“You’re keeping yourself trim,” he says, beating me to the first compliment. The handshake is firm and bony and both an honour and a pleasure.

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