Lovely, lovely man. Met him a lot in work over the past year. The very definition of a people person. Absolutley loved it when total strangers came up to him, just to shoot the breeze about anything. And no matter how small or trivial the sport, or the event, or the club, or the player they wanted to talk to him about, he was always able to connect with people and, find something in common with them. They just loved that. It wasn’t always people wanting to talk to him watching Maradona in Mexico in '86, or Katie Taylor in London. He was just as willing (and able) to talk to you about the Longford Junior U16 Athletics championship you won in 1981, as he probably knew what your coachs name was, his athletic pedigree and what your whole team had for breakfast that morning.