When Jimmy Magee returned each summer to RTÉ Radio One’s Sunday Sport over the years, it was like the arrival of the swallows from Africa. There was a warmth to that great voice, that made us feel summer had truly arrived and the GAA championship season was ready to roll.

No one could anchor it better than Jimmy. That old familiarity and sense of humour drew us in like none other. Jimmy was meant to be born in the era of radio. He painted pictures with words.