Phil Greene was an inveterate Rovers man. May he rest in peace.

I knew Phil Greene through the whole mess of Rovers leaving Milltown. Phil was at many of the supporters meetings to keep Rovers going and was friendly with Brian Murphy, John McNamara, Jimmy Keane, Gerry Mackey and the rest. He will not be forgotten.


Legendary commentator Philip Greene passes away

Sunday, 15 May 2011 16:31
The death has taken place of Philip Greene, who was best known as a soccer commentator on RTÉ Radio, as well as being as Head of Sport with the station.

Greene began his RTE Radio career in the 1940’s. He was editor, producer and presenter of the popular Sports Stadium programme.

His first commentary on a soccer international was the game against Argentina at Dalymount Park in 1951.

A life-long Shamrock Rovers and Manchester United supporter, he also wrote a column in the Evening Press newspaper.

Although best known as a soccer commentator, Philip Greene also commentated on athletics and cricket.

He covered his last soccer international for radio in 1985, the year of his official retirement.