Martin Breheny

Martin Breheny is an Irish journalist and sportswriter. He writes for the Irish Independent.

He is from the north County Galway village of Kilkerrin.[1]

He has covered All-Ireland Finals in both football and hurling for many decades, attending his first final in 1971 (football) and his 100th in 2019 (football; drawn game).[1]

He helped write the autobiographies of footballers John O'Leary (published 1997) and Mick O'Dwyer (published c. 2000),[2] and hurler D. J. Carey (published 2013).[3]

He won "Sports Story of the Year" at the 2017 NewsBrands Ireland Journalism awards.[4]

He is part of the All Star selection committees.[5]


  1. ^ a b "'My 100th All-Ireland final - tales from the great occasions': From being nearly drowned on Hill 16 in 1971 to covering what could be a historic final, Martin Breheny reflects on the drama of it all". Irish Independent. 31 August 2019.
  2. ^ Moran, Seán (7 February 2018). "Harte still believes he can bring back glory days to Tyrone". The Irish Times. In his autobiography Blessed and Obsessed (with Martin Breheny), published just over 10 years ago, O'Dwyer was even blunter about the challenge of letting go.
  3. ^ Moran, Seán (6 November 2013). "The great balancing act of being DJ Carey: Exhilaration of a great hurling career no shield against life's vagaries". The Irish Times.
  4. ^ Linehan, Hugh (2 November 2017). "Irish Times writers win seven prizes at journalism awards". The Irish Times. Retrieved 28 June 2020.
  5. ^ "Cluxton again pays All Star price for idle hands". RTÉ Sport. 20 February 2021.

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