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Tom McGurk

Tom McGurk
Full name Tom McGurk
Date of birth (1946-12-20) 20 December 1946
Place of birth Cookstown, Northern Ireland[1]

Tom McGurk (Irish: Tomás Mac Oric) (born 20 December 1946) is an Irish poet, journalist, radio presenter and sportscaster from Brockagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.


Among his poems is "Big Ned" about a farmer from Brockagh, Co. Tyrone.[2]He attended Portadown College.[3] Currently he is a columnist with The Sunday Business Post. He has also guest presented Tonight with Vincent Browne. In 1972 he won a Jacob's Award for his RTÉ Radio documentaries on Ireland's islands.[4] He is the presenter of RTÉ Sport's coverage of the Six Nations. McGurk also spent time in the 1980s and 1990s as a presenter on the regional ITV station for the North West of England, Granada Television.

Personal life

While working for 4fm, the Director of the National Women's Council Susan McKay spoke out against an "uncouth and objectionable" interview McGurk conducted with her. The National Women's Council has since refrained from giving interviews to 4fm.[5]

From 1983 to 1996 he was married to the broadcaster Miriam O'Callaghan. In 2003 he married PR consultant Caroline Kennedy.[6]


  1. ^ Kennelly, Brendan, ed. (1970) The Penguin Book of Irish Verse. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books; p. 27
  2. ^ Kennelly, Brendan, ed. (1970) The Penguin Book of Irish Verse. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books; pp. 410-11]
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ The Irish Times, "Radio and TV awards presented", 31 January 1972
  5. ^ Murphy, Claire (10 August 2009). "Women's leader hits back over 'uncouth' McGurk's radio tirade". Evening Herald. Retrieved 10 August 2009. 
  6. ^ "Marriage is now a la mode". 2003-05-25. Retrieved 2013-09-29. 

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