There is a lot of love for Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh on Twitter after his appearance on last night's Late Late Show...
Speaking in a pre-recorded interview with stand-in host Miriam O'Callaghan from his home where he has been self-isolating to stay safe from the Covid-19 pandemic, the legendary GAA commentator, who turns 90 later this year, retains a positive and optimistic outlook on matters despite the threat posed by the coronavirus.
This is good programming from @rte on what could be a frightening night in Ireland. For generations of Irish people, Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh is a familiar and reassuring voice, and what he says here is positive and beautiful. Maith an fear. https://t.co/ANptgFKrmW— Christine Quigley (@c_quigley) March 28, 2020
Great seeing the amazing and ever engaging Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh @rte on The Late Late Show. His delightful way of using Irish and English in the same sentence made him my favourite sports commentator bar none. A total pleasure to listen to.— Frank Mitchell (@frank_broadcast) March 27, 2020
One man who always finds the right words Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh quoting his grandmother ‘dúiseacht le dúthracht le breacadh an lae!’ Start every day with enthusiasm! A national treasure. #LateLateShow— Ciaran Doran (@CaranGD) March 28, 2020
I could listen to Michael O Muircheartaigh all day, the positivity, enthusiasm and passion in what he has to say is immense. A true legend🙌🏼 #LateLateShow— Sinéad (@sineadddxx) March 27, 2020
I tell ya, I'd love an aul guided meditation read by Mícheál O'Muircheartaigh. #LateLateShow— Adam Higgins (@Adam_Higgins27) March 27, 2020
My uncle Michéal Ó Muircheartaigh was inspirational on #LateLateShow & spoke about his aunt who died in Great Flu in New York in 1918. Back then was a great @kerryman_ie write-up on Nellie Moriarty ó Dhúnsíon. pic.twitter.com/56TaTo1eyD— Joe Ó Muircheartaigh (@muirioch) March 27, 2020
Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh is like the sun coming out from behind a cloud. Legend #LateLateShow— Cat Hogan (@Kittycathogan) March 27, 2020