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‘Post-match pressers won’t be the same’

Wednesday, 9th January, 2019 5:02pm

Tributes have poured in for a Cork radio journalist who will be buried today.

A greatly respected and much loved 96FM and C103 reporter, Jim Horgan passed away on Monday with many people from the world of sport and politics paying tribute to the father of four.

Jim, who died at the age of 63 in MUH, was well known for his coverage of Cork city and county council meetings and a variety of sports, particularly rugby. Jim was a husband of Mary and father of Catríona, Damien, Barry and Jerry and a grandfather.

Many took to social media to praise Jim including Munster Rugby who said: “Very sad to hear the news of Jim’s passing. Thoughts with his family, friends and colleagues at 96FM. Not only backing Munster, he was a voice for grassroots rugby. Post-match pressers won’t be the same. Rest in peace our friend Jim.”

The Mayor of County Cork Cllr Patrick Gerard Murphy said it was a pleasure to work with Jim over the years while the Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Mick Finn said he was gent who loved his job and always had a smile too.

Jim’s colleagues at 96FM C103 are also mourning his passing. PJ Coogan, who presents ‘The Opinion Line’, described him as a decent and kind man.

Mairead Twohig said he was a legend who was so willing and helpful while JP McNamara said: “He loved the banter every weekend when going though items of sport.”

Senator Jerry Buttimer said he was a wonderful person whose company was a joy to be in.

Jim’s requiem mass will take place today (Thursday) at St Oliver’s Church at 12pm with funeral afterwards to the Island Crematorium in Ringaskiddy.

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