Jimmy Magee

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Diego Maradona emerges into the San Paulo stadium for his media presentation after signing for Napoli. Photograph: Alfredo Copozzi

A messianic narrative overwhelms this piece of cinematic art about Diego Maradona’s seven years in Naples. Take the epilogue. One of the never-ending(...)

Après Match: Gary Cooke, Barry Murphy and Risteard Cooper. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/ The Irish Times

His lunch mates consider diving for cover when Risteard Cooper launches into his Shane Horgan impression, the hand movements so violent everyone at th(...)

Capt Dara Fitzpatrick, who died along with her crewmates Capt Mark Duffy, Ciarán Smith and Paul Ormsby while on a search and rescue mission in March. Photograph: Cyril Byrne
Rest in peace ... They died in 2017
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  • December 28, 2017, 06:00

JANUARY 8 – Peter Sarstedt, English singer/songwriter – Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)? – age 75 9 – TK Whitaker, economist and former public servan(...)

A photograph of Jimmy Magee at his funeral in  Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Jimmy Magee would have been “so, honoured, so proud” about the attendance at his funeral, his son Mark Magee said. “He loved people, He loved his fri(...)

Jimmy Mcgee: he was a walking pre-internet search engine filled with information gleaned from covering 11 Olympic games and 12 World Cups. Photograph: PA Wire

It was like an art critic admiring the brushwork of Rembrandt or a wine connoisseur savouring a fine Bordeaux. Diego Maradona has just pirouetted pas(...)

Jimmy Magee at  Mansion House in Dublin after being awarded the Lord Mayor’s Award in 2010. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has described the late Jimmy Magee as “an iconic sports commentator’’. Magee died at the age of 82 after a short illness in ho(...)

Peter Byrne: ‘Nobody captured the excitement and the drama of the moment better than Magee.’ Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Jimmy Magee, who passed away on Tuesday night, will be remembered as a man who made an immense contribution to sports broadcasting in Ireland over a p(...)

Fireworks go off above the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro to mark the beginning of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Photograph: Barbara Walton/EPA

The Parade of Nations, 2.43am and in waltzed Turkmenistan. “A central Asian country,” said George Hamilton, and that’s pretty much all he was prepared(...)

John Treacy winning silver at the 1984 Olympics. (Photo by Tony Duffy/Getty Images)

One of my favourite childhood memories is of being woken from my sleep on August 13th, 1984, by my father. On the television downstairs, Irish athlete(...)

Silver medallist John Treacy leads bronze medal winner Charlie Spedding of Great Britain during the  Marathon event   at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California during the 1984 Olympics.  Photo:  Tony Duffy/Getty

Not long now until the quiet jubilee of the most magnificently spontaneous sporting commentary in Irish athletics history. That is no exaggeration, be(...)

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