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This article is an orphan, as few or no other articles link to it. Please introduce links to this page from related articles; suggestions may be available. (May 2011) Philip Greene Born Philip Greene 2 October 1920 Broadstone,Dublin,Ireland Died 15 May 2011 Nationality Irish Occupation Soccer commentator Employer Radio Telefís Éireann Known for Longstanding Soccer commentator Title Voice of Football Philip Greene (born 2 October 1920 – 15 May 2011) was a longstanding Irish sports radio broadcaster and soccer commentator on RTÉ Radio, as well as being a former Head of Sport at RTE. Born in the Broadstone in Dublin, Greene came to prominence in the 1940s and gave his first live commentary on Ireland’s 1-0 defeat by Argentina at Dalymount Park in 1951. He covered many international events including the European Athletics Championships in Stockholm in 1956 and the 1972 Olympic Games. In a broadcasting career spanning four decades, he earned the title of the 'The voice of Irish football'.[1] He retired from RTÉ in 1985.[2][3] Greene was a big Shamrock Rovers fan, known universally as Philip Green-and-White. Whether true or not, the story is that he reported that "the score is 2-2, in favour of Shamrock Rovers" in a match. He died on 15 May 2011 aged 90. [4] References ^ "Farewell to voice of Irish football". Evening Herald. 16 May 2011. http://www.herald.ie/opinion/farewell-to-voice-of-irish-football-2648105.html. Retrieved 16 May 2011.  ^ "Death of RTÉ's Philip Greene". Irish Times. 16 May 2011. http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2011/0516/1224297037838.html. Retrieved 16 May 2011.  ^ "Legendary commentator Philip Greene passes away". RTE Sport. 16 May 2011. http://www.rte.ie/sport/2011/0515/greene.html. Retrieved 16 May 2011.  ^ "Philip Greene -- voice of soccer and man of principle". Irish Independent. 16 May 2011. http://www.independent.ie/opinion/analysis/philip-greene-voice-of-soccer-and-man-of-principle-2647906.html. Retrieved 16 May 2011.