Philip Greene



Philip Greene (2 October 1920 – 15 May 2011) was a longstanding Irish sports radio broadcaster and football commentator on RTÉ Radio, as well as being a former Head of Sport at Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ). Born in the Broadstone in Dublin, Greene came to prominence in the 1940s and gave his first live commentary on Ireland’s 1-0 defeat by Argentina at Dalymount Park in 1951. He also covered the League of Ireland for the Evening Press and covered many international events including the European Athletics Championships in Stockholm in 1956 and the 1972 Olympic Games. In a broadcasting career spanning four decades, he earned the title of the voice of Irish football. He retired from RTÉ in 1985.Despite his father being a Bohs fan Greene loved The Hoops from the age of nine and as a big Shamrock Rovers fan, he was known universally as Philip Green-and-White. Whether true or not, the story is that he reported that the score is 2-2, in favour of Shamrock Rovers in a match. He died on 15 May 2011 aged 90.

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