Memory man becomes music man
Published 09/04/2014 | 05:28
LOUTH native, the 'Memory Man' Jimmy Magee is set to release his debut single - all in the name of a worthy cause of course!
The broadcasting legend will be performing a cover of George Jones' 'These Old Eyes Have Seen It All' in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association of Ireland.
The Greenore born sports presenter has altered the lyrics to reflect on all the great, good and terrible moments he has come reported on during his career.
The single include classic lines such as 'Jack Charlton brought our football team to Euro 88, a Ray Houghton goal beat England and Ireland went 'en féte', Austerity's bite caused many a good man to fail and fall, These old eyes have seen it all.'
Proceeds from the single will go to the Motor Neurone Disease Association, of which Jimmy – whose son Paul passed away from MND – is a patron.
Paul was well known in the local area as a PR executive for Boylesports and lived locally in Ardee.
The legendary sports commentator spoke about the impact of the disease, saying: 'I hope for all the families, friends and extended MND community in Ireland that we find that evasive cure and fulfil the vision held by the IMNDA that 'Together, we will beat Motor Neurone Disease.'
His debut single will be released on Friday in all Heatons outlets and on iTunes.
Meanwhile, Cooley Kickhams' 'An Audience with Jimmy Magee' event will now take place on May 8 in their clubhouse at 8 p.m. Tickets that were purchased for the original date are still valid while new tickets can be purchased from any committee member or in the complex at Fr McEvoy Park, priced €10.