The death has taken place of one of the country's best known GAA commentators.

The legendary Radio Kerry commentator Weeshie Fogarty has passed away at the age of 77.

His club, Killarney Legion, issued a statement on the sad news earlier today.

While he was the voice of the GAA in the 'Kingdom' his reach went far and beyond his beloved county.

For years he was a contributor to Highland Radio in Donegal.

And there was many a Saturday and Sunday where he gave his views on some of the top games.

His wonderful flowing descriptions with his lovely soft Kerry voice made him a joy to listen to.

In his youngeer days, Fogarty had many roles in the GAA, as a player, coach and referee.

A goalkeeper, he was first selected for the Kerry minor team in 1959, and won an All-Ireland junior medal in 1967.

He was an unused substitute on the Kerry team that won the All-Ireland SFC in 1969.

He also had the distinction of being the first referee in the history of the game to produce a yellow card in a match when the GAA briefly trialed their usage in 1979.

He won numerous awards for his work in broadcasting and in 2016 was inducted into the McNamee Awards Hall of Fame.

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