About me

Michael, 34, is an experienced presenter and football commentator, who has been working in the industry from the age of 15.

His voice has been heard across the BBC (Radio Ulster, Radio Foyle, BBC TV), Viaplay, Premier Sports, Virgin Media Sport, U105 and he has also helped launch and sculpt the development of several community radio stations including Carrickfergus FM, Lisburn's 98FM, Bangor FM, FM105 and Cuan FM.

It was at Carrickfergus FM where Michael took his first steps in radio. During his time there Michael quickly established himself as a presenter and became a regular contributor to their bi-annual broadcasts.

By the time Michael was at university, he had already gained experience working with both the BBC and U105.

Having attended various BBC Blast trainee courses Michael went one better and won a BBC competition to become BBC Sport Northern Ireland's 'Young Sports Commentator of the Year 2010' chosen from an expert panel including veteran broadcaster Jackie Fullerton.

As a result of this achievement Michael was picked to commentate for the BBC on two live televised football matches at the prestigious international youth tournament, The Milk Cup. The two matches assigned to Michael were an opening tie for Manchester United as well as the Premier Section semi-final which featured eventual tournament champions Etoile Lusitana of Senegal.

Michael has become a familiar figure for football fans in Northern Ireland through his work as a commentator and reporter for BBC Sport NI.

Each week he can be heard providing live commentary, updates, reports and interviews from the Irish Premiership and domestic cup competitions throughout the season across Radio and TV.

He has also covered the League of Ireland on Radio Foyle's 'Friday Night Football' alongside Derry City legend Liam Coyle.

After successfully working on Northern Ireland's Nations League campaign for Premier Sports, he continued as lead commentator for their Euro 2024 Qualifiers on Viaplay.

It was during this campaign in June 2023 where he reached an impressive career milestone, covering his 500th match.

Michael works as Station Manager at Lisburn's 98FM, where he dedicates a lot of his time to training new presenters, programming the output and indeed broadcasting his own show.

You can hear him every Friday at 1pm when he hosts The Score - Northern Ireland's #1 Irish League radio talk show - which mixes lively debate and interviews with some of the country's biggest sporting stars.