RTÉ broadcasting legend Jimmy Magee will be releasing his debut single next week at the tender age of 79. The sports presenter and commentator's charity song will be a cover of George Jones' These Old Eyes Have Seen It All.
Magee has altered the lyrics to reflect on all the great and bad moments he has witnessed during his career and includes the lines 'Jack Charlton brought our football team to Euro 88, A Ray Houghton goal beat England and Ireland went 'en fète', Austerity’s bite caused many a good man to fail and fall, These old eyes have seen it all.'
Proceeds from the single will go to the Motor Neurone Disease Association, of which Jimmy – whose son passed away MND – is a patron.
Magee has said 'I hope for all the families, friends and extended MND community in Ireland that we find that evasive cure and fulfil the vision held by the IMNDA that ‘Together, we will beat Motor Neurone Disease.'
It will be released on 11 April in all Heatons outlets and on iTunes.