Saturday 18 November 2017

In pictures: 17 images from the life and times of the legendary Jimmy Magee

8 September 2012; Iconic Irish broadcaster Jimmy Magee after signing his new book, Memory Man, for former Republic of Ireland soccer star Paul McGrath, who was a surprise shopper, in Eason OConnell Street, Dublin. Memory Man is available in all Eason stores nationwide and at easons.com. Jimmy Magee Book Signing, Easons, O'Connell Street, Dublin. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
6 September 2012; Broadcaster Jimmy Magee with Olympic Gold medal winner, Katie Taylor, who launched his autobiography "Memory Man". Havelock Suite, Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
8 September 2012; Iconic Irish broadcaster Jimmy Magee signs his new book, Memory Man, for former Republic of Ireland soccer star Paul McGrath, who was a surprise shopper, in Eason OConnell Street, Dublin. Memory Man is available in all Eason stores nationwide and at easons.com. Jimmy Magee Book Signing, Easons, O'Connell Street, Dublin. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
2 February 2015; Broadcaster and Journalist Jimmy 'The Memory Man' Magee with former Dublin great Jimmy Keaveney, right, and RTE presenter Des Cahill as they joined him to celebrate his 80th birthday at a party in the Goat Bar & Restaurant, Goatstown, Dublin. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
27 October 1980; Michael Robinson, with his Irish passport, in conversation with the journalist and broadcaster Jimmy Magee. Republic of Ireland, Soccer. Picture credit; Ray McManus/SPORTSFILE
16 July 2000; Jimmy Magee, commentates during the Leinster Minor Football Championship Semi Final Replay between Westmeath v Laois, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit; Ray McManus/SPORTSFILE
2 February 2015; Broadcaster and Journalist Jimmy 'The Memory Man' Magee with Paddy Cullen, goalkeeper with the All-Ireland Football winning Dublin team of 1974, who joined him to celebrate his 80th birthday at a party in the Goat Bar & Restaurant, Goatstown, Dublin. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
2 February 2015; Broadcaster and Journalist Jimmy 'The Memory Man' Magee with Ryle Nugent, Group Head of RTÉ Sport, who joined him to celebrate his 80th birthday at a party in the Goat Bar & Restaurant, Goatstown, Dublin. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
2 February 2015; Broadcaster and Journalist Jimmy 'The Memory Man' Magee with, former Olympic boxing silver medallist and now Cllr, Kenny Egan who joined him to celebrate his 80th birthday at a party in the Goat Bar & Restaurant, Goatstown, Dublin. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
2 February 2015; Broadcaster and Journalist Jimmy 'The Memory Man' Magee with his children, from left, Patricia, June and Linda who joined him to celebrate his 80th birthday at a party in the Goat Bar & Restaurant, Goatstown, Dublin. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
2 February 2015; Broadcaster and Journalist Jimmy 'The Memory Man' Magee with entertainer Brush Shields and former Meath football manager Sean Boylan who joined him to celebrate his 80th birthday at a party in the Goat Bar & Restaurant, Goatstown, Dublin. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
2 February 2015; Broadcaster and Journalist Jimmy 'The Memory Man' Magee with former Republic of Ireland soccer manager Brian Kerr who joined him to celebrate his 80th birthday at a party in the Goat Bar & Restaurant, Goatstown, Dublin. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
2 February 2015; Broadcaster and journalist Jimmy 'The Memory Man' Magee with boxers who between them hold 40 national boxing titles, from left to right, Darren O'Neill, 5, Mick Dowling, 8, Jim O'Sullivan, 10, Kenny Egan, 10, and Billy Walsh, 7, who joined him to celebrate his 80th birthday at a party in the Goat Bar & Restaurant, Goatstown, Dublin. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
27 March 2011; Republic of Ireland players Stephen Kelly, left, and captain Robbie Keane with sports commentator Jimmy Magee at the start of the Dublin leg of the John Giles Foundation, 'Walk of Dreams', in association with Three, Ireland's fastest growing mobile network. The fundraising walk which took place in 14 locations nationwide brought nearly 50,000 people from all over Ireland to raise funds for the beautiful game and the John Giles Foundation, to continue the growth of football. The Walk of Dreams took place in Letterkenny, Sligo, Castlebar, Galway City, Ennis, Limerick City, Tralee, Cork City, Athlone, Thurles, Waterford City, Enniscorthy, Dublin City and Dundalk. The John Giles Foundation was founded to use football as a vehicle for social change, to build community cohesion, increase participation and to improve health and education by providing funding to help football in clubs, schools and community groups in Ireland. Half of the funds raised will be retained by participating football clubs while the other half will go to the Foundation for community football projects in clubs, schools and community groups throughout Ireland. John Giles Foundation Walk of Dreams in association with Three. Fitzwilliam Street via Ringsend to Aviva Stadium. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE
2 February 2015; Broadcaster and journalist Jimmy 'The Memory Man' Magee celebrates his 80th birthday at a party in the Goat Bar & Restaurant, Goatstown, Dublin. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
2 February 2015; Broadcaster and journalist Jimmy 'The Memory Man' Magee with Sean McGoldrick, Sports Journalist, Sunday World, left, Eddie Rowley, Showbiz Correspondent, Sunday World, and Eamon Gibson, Sports Editor at Sunday World, as he celebrates his 80th birthday at a party in the Goat Bar & Restaurant, Goatstown, Dublin. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE

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