Former RTÉ sports commentator and journalist Jimmy Magee has passed away aged 82.
Sport was about to become the key area of Magee's career and so began a love affair between the Irish public and the commentator.
Jimmy started off with Junior Sports Magazine before being a mainstay of Sunday Sport.
Jimmy Magee commentating on John Treacy’s Olympic silver win at the Los Angeles Olympics, 1984.Audio: RTÉ Archives
Barry McGuigan beats Eusebio Pedroza on points to take the title as featherweight champion of the world.Audio: RTÉ Archives
It was one of the greatest goals ever scored. The commentary that came along with it matched the goal.
Magee with fellow presenter George Hamilton on the set during filming of an edition of RTÉ Television's quiz programme 'Know Your Sport', which ran for 11 years.
George Hamilton, today
Michael Carruth on Jimmy's commentary on the 1992 Olympics.