Des Cahill has paid an emotional tribute to fellow sports broadcaster, Jimmy Magee, following the news of his passing.
It was revealed morning that the 82-year-old, who was known as the ‘memory man’ had been ill for some time before his death.
Speaking about his friend and colleague on Morning Ireland, Des said, “To travel with him he was unbelievable craic. He was a pure rogue for getting a laugh going with a group on a trip away.
“He was kind to the youngsters coming along. He was known for cheeky humour, he would set you up big time if he could. I have many warm memories of him.
“The Memory Man thing stemmed from his love of sport. The Memory Man thing stemmed from his love of sport. You get people who will learn of subjects. With sport it’s different, you don’t have to learn sport, Jimmy had a passion for it.”
Our thoughts are with Jimmy’s family at this difficult time.