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Kim Bielenberg: Okey-dokey, we’ll leave it there, gentlemen - why we’ll miss Bill O’Herlihy

Published 14/11/2012 | 12:48

Bill O’Herlihy
Bill O’Herlihy

AS one pundit has observed, Bill O’Herlihy likes to wear one expression in the studio – "I’m a complete gobshite, please enlighten me further..’’

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He may adopt the tone of a clueless interlocutor, but Bill has shrewdly guided RTE’s football panels for 34 years, playing the role of everyman in search of answers. This week he announced that he is hanging up his microphone after the next World Cup in 2014.

Every great comedy act needs a straight man, and Bill has played that role to perfection with Eamon Dunphy and the other panellists

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