Sports broadcaster Jim Sherwin has passed away.
He was 81.
Sherwin established himself as one of RTE's leading commentators during a lengthy career.
He spent over thirty years covering rugby, with his final international match being the Six Nations clash between Ireland and Scotland in 2004.
Sherwin was also synonymous with the Olympics, working on a total of eight Olympic Games.
RTE Wimbledon '86 coverage of the Final with Jim Sherwin on the mic. pic.twitter.com/WgbH359ncS
— KillianM2 TV Archive 📺 (@KillianM2) June 27, 2018
He also commentated on tennis for RTÉ, as well as working as a producer on various topics away from sport.
A number of figures from sport and media have paid tribute to Sherwin, who died at home with his family.
Everyone at #IrishRugby is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of rugby commentator Jim Sherwin.
The 'Voice of Rugby' for generations, Jim was an iconic part of so many of our great days.
May he Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/kFrOBEj4Vt
— Irish Rugby (@IrishRugby) December 28, 2021
Sad to hear of the passing of Jim Sherwin. The voice of Irish rugby when I was growing up.
Always fondly remember his iconic “Foley! Foley! Foley!”
(What a try that was. Love the switch line from ROG then the chip, chase, regather and offload to Axel)https://t.co/iwZeeQtQ0s
— Cian Tracey (@CianTracey1) December 28, 2021
Sad to learn of the death of Jim Sherwin, a great broadcaster 📺📻🏉 https://t.co/OHSwc1IP69
— Michael Corcoran (@MichaelC_RTE) December 28, 2021