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'I'm an emotional man' -- Sean Bán Breathnach reflects on THAT teary Katie Taylor commentary

The Irish-language broadcaster’s calling of the Bray woman’s golden woman has gone viral. But SBB is cool.

YOU’D FORGIVE ANY man for losing his composure when Katie Taylor was finally crowned Olympic champion yesterday evening.

And Sean Bán Breatnach is — by his own admission — an emotional man.

SBB was calling the fight at the Excel Arena yesterday for Rádió na Gaeilge and seemingly crumbled into a blubbering mess behind the microphone when the Bray woman’s hand was raised in the centre of the ring.

This is the commentary which has since gone viral…

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“I’m kind of a very emotional fellow anyway and commentator at matches,” the broadcaster told RTÉ earlier. “That one? I was just overcome by the whole emotion of it all and hurling and boxing would be my two sports. Hurling first and boxing.  And it was just marvellous.”

SBB admitted however that he had rehearsed more names of renowned Irish women and may have omitted them when it came to the moment.

“I did – I suppose, I did. I went through them before the fight and there was more of them there. I forgot a lot of people,” he said.

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