Colm O'Rourke

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Colm O'Rourke (born 31 August 1957) is a sports broadcaster, columnist and former Gaelic footballer. His league and championship career at senior level for the Meath county team spanned twenty years from 1975 to 1995. He has spent many decades working on The Sunday Game and contributes pieces of writing to the Sunday Independent.

Quotes[edit]

  • If they waited a couple of hours they could have commemorated two massacres in Croke Park.
    • On RTÉ, 21 November 2020, stating that a Dublin win against Meath's 15 players was like the actual killing of 14 people.
  • They always feel a bit isolated up there in the north-west.
    • O'Rourke on teams in that part of Ireland. Quoted by Mary Hannigan in The Irish Times on 27 August 2012.
  • There is no hope for anybody else. You might as well give up the ghost now.

Quotes about O'Rourke[edit]

  • Did you see last week where he referred to 'the Greek poet Horace', assisting those of us who are too old by translating the Latin quotation into English? ... Horace a Roman citizen, wrote in Latin. Homer was the Greek poet. Good luck to Meath at the weekend.
    • Letter writer responding to O'Rourke after he mixed up his Greek with his Latin in a piece he had published in a newspaper.[3][4]
  • I think Colm might need to go to Specsavers, because any big game I've seen, Michael does not go hiding, that's for sure. He has been brilliant, he is a leader on and off the pitch and he goes looking for work anywhere on that pitch.

External links[edit]

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  1. 1992 All-Ireland Senior Football Final: Dublin v Donegal. RTÉ Sport (21 March 2020).
  2. 1992 All-Ireland Senior Football Final: Dublin v Donegal. RTÉ Sport (21 March 2020).
  3. McGinn, Padraig: Carrick-on-Shannon (4 August 2019). "Letters to the Editor: Meath legend Colm waxes lyrical". Sunday Independent. "I remember Colm O'Rourke as a magnificent Meath county footballer... Did you see last week where he referred to 'the Greek poet Horace', assisting those of us who are too old by translating the Latin quotation into English? ... Horace a Roman citizen, wrote in Latin. Homer was the Greek poet. Good luck to Meath at the weekend." 
  4. O'Rourke, Colm (28 July 2019). "Donegal in need of bite to match their bark in order to overcome Mayo". Sunday Independent. "Jim Gavin has it all sorted. He is much too modest but he could easily copy what the Greek[sic] poet Horace wrote about himself: Exegi monumentum aere perennius (I have built up a monument more lasting than bronze)." 
  5. Bannon, Orla (20 June 2019). "Declan Bonner baffled by criticism of Michael Murphy". Irish Examiner. Retrieved on 20 June 2019.