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Twitter Pays Tribute Recalling Beloved Broadcaster, The Late Johnny Lyons

Twitter Pays Tribute Recalling Beloved Broadcaster, The Late Johnny Lyons

He has been called 'the voice of sport in Dublin'.

98FM Sports Editor Johnny Lyons has died. A mainstay of the station's sports coverage since 1996, Lyons was feted for his interviewing style and much admired for his passion, which poured through in his delivery.

Johnny passed away peacefully at his home in Dublin. 98FM have said they will be broadcasting a tribute to their late colleague in the coming days.

Tributes have been pouring in on social media. It is particularly striking how so many prominent sports recorders recall getting their break from Johnny Lyons.

And it is also striking how many people have Johnny Lyons stories to tell. The David Kelly one is a peach.

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Lyons was a big League of Ireland man, speaking at the meeting of National League United in Wyn's Hotel, when it appeared that Wimbledon were about to land in (the only conversation this writer had with Johnny Lyons concerned the deceased Shelbourne chairman Ollie Byrne, about whom Lyons had a fair few tales). He was also a big cricket fan. Earlier in the year, he spoke about his hopes for the 2015 World Cup on the Slog Sweep.

Conor Neville
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Perennial finalist in stand-up comedy competitions and former Contract Lawyer/ Coal Salesman with Corless, Corless and Sweeney

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