Legendary sports broadcaster Fred Cogley has died at 82

first_img 40 Comments https://the42.ie/3444773 Jun 14th 2017, 10:06 PM 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. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Source: Ryle Nugent/Twitter 29,020 Views Share590 Tweet Email3 center_img Source: Billy Stickland/INPHORTÉ 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.https://www.facebook.com/rterugby/videos/1460994520625145/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”. Short URL By Paul Dollery 16 players from the 1997 World Youth Championships that became starsQuiz: How well do you know the US Open? Fred Cogley RIP. Was so generous with his time and encouragement. Gentleman to his toes. Sound track to a generation of TV rugby @RTEsport— Ryle Nugent (@ryle_nugent) June 14, 2017 Wednesday 14 Jun 2017, 10:06 PMlast_img read more