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Tributes Pour In For The Late Fred Cogley, The Legendary RTE Broadcaster

Tributes Pour In For The Late Fred Cogley, The Legendary RTE Broadcaster

Fred Cogley, the legendary RTE broadcaster, journalist, and commentator, has passed away at the age of 82.

RTE announced his passing on the nine o'clock news, and charted his fabulous career with this obituary, describing him as "the voice of a generation synonymous with sporting success".

Beginning as a freelance journalist, Fred Cogley joined RTE in 1950, and rose to become the state broadcaster's Head of Sport. Ryle Nugent, RTE's current Head of Sport, paid tribute to his former colleague:

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Like Nugent, Cogley was best known as a rugby commentator, having worked a remarkable 49 rugby seasons. Countless tributes to Cogley were posted online.

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RIP.

Gavin Cooney
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Changed the spelling of his name upon pressure from Michael Owen.

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