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Legendary RTÉ Sports Commentator Jimmy Magee Passes Away Aged 82

Legendary RTÉ Sports Commentator Jimmy Magee Passes Away Aged 82
By PJ Browne Updated

RTÉ confirmed this morning that legendary broadcaster Jimmy Magee has passed away at the age of 82.

He had been ill for some time.

Magee was a fixture of RTÉ's sports coverage through the years, starting with the national broadcaster in 1956. He worked at 10 Olympic Games and 11 World Cups.

Tributes have been paid to The Memory Man.

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One of his most famous commentary moments was at the 1986 World Cup for Maradona's 'Greatest goal of all-time' against England.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaX2rmnH_E4

Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

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