Thursday, September 13, 2012

Memory Man

Good Sports:  1. Jimmy Magee; 2. Amanda Brunker; 3. Bernard and Pamela Dunne. (Pix. Brian Mcevoy)

Katie Taylor launched Jimmy Magee’s autobiography Memory Man   at The Havelock Suite in the Aviva Stadium recently.

In Memory Man, completed before the Olympic games began, he describes her as ‘Ireland’s greatest contemporary sportsperson’ and he was delighted that she agreed to do the honours. 

At 77, Jimmy has the distinction of being the longest-serving sports commentator in the English-speaking world.  Other big sporting names at the launch included Eamonn Coughlan, Paul McGrath and Bernard Dunne.