Michael, 32, has already amassed 16 years experience in the radio industry in Northern Ireland. His voice has been heard across the BBC (Radio Ulster, Radio Foyle, BBC TV), 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.
bands) and unearthing great stories from around Northern Ireland.
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.
Despite being better known for his on-air work Michael is also very passionate about radio production and this was best showcased over 18 months at U105 as a broadcast assistant, aiding the presenters and taking your calls - odds are you might have spoken to him without realising!
In September 2011, Michael was 1 of only 20 people in the UK to be selected from over 650 applicants to take part in the BBC Aim High training academy in England.
Michael successfully completed the bootcamp in October of that year.
During the week, Michael works as Station Manager at Lisburn's 98FM .
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 Fridays at 1pm when he hosts The Score, a sports talk show which mixes lively debate and listener participation with interviews with some of the country's biggest sporting stars.
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,summaries 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.
show 'Breakfast' as a newspaper reviewer.
Michael was invited to sit on a panel at the Belfast Media Festival to discuss the future of radio alongside leading figures in broadcasting across Ireland with BBC, RTE, Cool FM & Downtown all represented.
The talk was held in The Mac theatre and was chaired by Noel Thompson in November 2016.
With his commentary career continuing to develop, Michael joined the Final Score team on BBC One NI in December 2016 and has since become a regular fixture on the programme.
In June 2017, he covered his first Northern Ireland game for the BBC (Radio Foyle) as Liam Boyce scored his first international goal to steer the green and white army to victory over New Zealand.
He was chosen as BBC Sport NI's voice for the UEFA Women's U19 Championships in August of that year.
The match was a seven goal thriller,
which Crusaders won in dramatic fashion.
2021 saw Michael continue to establish his presence across the footballing spectrum in Northern Ireland, assisting the Irish Football Association with several live streamed matches.
On top of covering youth international competitions such as the Victory Shield and European Championships qualifiers at U17 and U21 level, he was also selected to commentate once again on the women's Irish Cup final, having worked on the league decider the month before for the BBC.
2022 has been another successful year so far for the in-demand commentator. Being asked to cover several high-profile end of season finals, another notable achievement was getting the nod to front the majority of BBC Sport's worldwide coverage of the Centenary Shield tournament from Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland.
Michael presented programmes and commentated on the action on-site from Belfast and Buncrana.