Legendary Kerry commentator Weeshie Fogarty has died aged 77. 

The Radio Kerry broadcaster's death was confirmed in a statement this morning by his club, Killarney Legion. 

While best known in later years as a broadcaster with Radio Kerry, Fogarty served the GAA in numerous capacities, as a player, coach and referee. 

A goalkeeper, Fogarty was first selected for the Kerry minor team in 1959, later winning an All-Ireland junior medal in 1967. 

He was first called up to the Kerry senior squad in 1969, that year winning an All-Ireland medal as a non-playing substitute. 

He won four Kerry SFC titles with his divisional side East Kerry. 

After injury cut short his playing career, he became a highly respected referee, overseeing three successive All-Ireland football semi-finals in 1981, 1982 and 1983, as well as the U21 All-Ireland final in 1980.

He also had the distinction of being the first referee in the history of the game to deploy a yellow card in a match when the GAA briefly trialled their usage in 1979. 

In later years, he became renowned for his work with Radio Kerry, in particular the weekly Terrace Talk programme which featured interviews with some of Ireland's leading sportspeople. 

He was also the regular colour commentator on Radio Kerry's live coverage of Kerry inter-county matches. His work in the media wasn't confined to radio and he was a newspaper columnist with The Kerryman for many years. 

He won numerous awards for his work in broadcasting and was inducted into the McNamee Awards Hall of Fame in 2016. 

His club confirmed his death in a statement this morning.