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The Definitive Ranking Of Micheal Ó Muircheartaigh's Greatest Internet Moments

The Definitive Ranking Of Micheal Ó Muircheartaigh's Greatest Internet Moments

Micheal Ó Muircheartaigh is Ireland's greatest national treasure. When he retired from commentary duty in 2010, many thought he'd pursue a stress-free life strolling the Dingle peninsula and doing quiet commentaries of Junior B matches in Kerry.  But in the last few years, he's become a full-blown internet sensation and is now arguably Ireland's most sellable GAA influencer. You'll see him all over the coverage of the Allianz National Leagues and in Jeff and Kammy's All-Ireland road trip. He nearly broke the internet again last night when he was reciting the Havana song on TV3

The man is literally the voice of Ireland and with that in mind, we decided to rank his greatest internet moments. Tell us if you disagree.

1. Micheal Ó Muircheartaigh reciting 'Nothing Compares 2 U' by Sinéad O'Connor

Recorded on the Ryan Tubridy show years ago, and still the definitive M'ÓM pop culture moment. Micheal captures the heartache of breakup better than Sinead or Prince.

Stand out line: 'Tell me baby, where did I go wrong'


2. Micheal Ó Muircheartaigh reciting 'Havana' by Camila Cabello

This beautiful moment of television was captured on yesterday's 6 O'Clock Show on TV3. Micheal proves he's still relevant to the kids by tackling Camila Cabello's shopping centre anthem. This instantly became the greatest moment in TV3 history.

Stand out line: 'OOOH na na'

3. Micheal Ó Muircheartaigh explaining how to make a ham sandwich


Micheal is also Ireland's leading food influencer. Viewers get a massive insight into Micheal's philosophy on food and life in this short video - 'I like to see green everywhere', 'bread was never meant to be triangular' - which is brimming with GAA references.

Stand out line: 'Bread was meant to be square'

4. Micheal Ó Muircheartaigh explaining how to make a Christmas leftovers bagel

A nice companion piece to the ham sandwich video: in this short video from Centra, M'ÓM tackles Christmas leftovers, and shows no fear of either bagels or avocados.


Stand out line: 'This tastes well (avocado), experts told me that'

5. Micheal Ó Muircheartaigh teaches Chris Kamara Irish

Incredible deadpan from the master.


6. Micheal Ó Muircheartaigh reciting 'The Hurler's Praryer' by Seamus Redmond

If you ever wondered wondered what an M'ÓM/Lana Del Rey mash-up would sound like. This is arguably the greatest ever GAA montage.

7. Micheal Ó Muircheartaigh's 2010 All-Ireland hurling final commentary

M'ÓM's final All-Ireland hurling final was also one of the maddest and most memorable hurling matches ever, as he and Dalo cast their eye over the 2010 final, which featured Shefflin's injury and the Drive for 5 being derailed. Some good soul mixed the entire radio commentary with the TV footage and uploaded the whole thing to Youtube.

Best line ever: Kilkenny, in case you're hearing it for the first time, are going for the five-in-a-row


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