WE in the Kildare Nationalist were saddened to hear about the passing today of Irish broadcasting legend, Jimmy Magee. A whole generation of Irish people grew up listening to his distinctive voice describe every major sporting event with his trademark encyclopedic knowledge and enthusiasm. We were delighted to spend an hour in his company last year as he traveled the country with his one man show detailing his life in sport. It’s unlikely that there will ever be another Irish broadcaster capable of covering such a wide variety of sports with that incredible passion.
Below, is our interview with the great man as it appeared in our paper in February 2016.
RIP Jimmy Magee.