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Legendary sports broadcaster Fred Cogley has died at 82

He covered 11 Olympics’, 12 World Cups and no fewer than 49 rugby seasons for RTÉ.

Fred Cogley Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO

RTÉ HAVE THIS evening announced the death of iconic former sports broadcaster Fred Cogley. He was 82.

Cogley’s distinctive voice was synonymous with RTÉ’s sports coverage for decades. He is fondly remembered, in particular, for his rugby commentary and as the presenter of the flagship Sports Stadium programme from 1973 until 1997.

Over the course of his career, Cogley — who was also RTÉ’s head of sport for 27 years — covered 11 Olympic Games’, 12 World Cups and no fewer than 49 seasons of rugby.

His broadcasting career began in 1950, at the age of 16, with Radio Eireann.
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Current RTÉ head of sport Ryle Nugent was among those who paid tribute to Cogley on social media, describing him as a “gentleman to his toes”.

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