The former broadcaster and journalist died overnight aged 82.

After joining RTE in 1956, Magee covered 11 Olympic Games and 12 World Cups. He also had a column in The Sunday World, never missing an issue since the first edition of the paper in 1973.

He was affectionately known as ‘The Memory Man’ for his encyclopaedic knowledge on a range of different sports spanning his six decades in the business.

Here’s what people are saying-

Match of the Day commentator Conor McNamara posted this on Twitter- 

RTE Sport colleague Des Cahill posted this touching tribute and photograph-

He will be sadly missed. RIP.

Via: Twitter