Mr. O’Herlihy is well known for his coverage of Champions league, European league and World Cup games for RTÉ and was chosen by the Michael Collins commemoration committee to deliver the annual Béal na bláth address, which will take place on Sunday August 25.
While the Beál na bláth address has been delivered by many high profile politicians and academics over the years Dermot Collins of the commemoration committee feels that there will be a lot of interest in what Mr. O’Herlihy has to say at the 91st Michael Collins commemoration this August.
‘ Last year we were honoured to have An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, deliver the address. But we try to have as much variety as we can in terms of speakers. And we think there will be great interest from people in hearing Bill O’Herlihy give the oration this year,’ Dermot Collins said.