Retired broadcaster Bill O’Herlihy dies

Retired broadcaster Bill O’Herlihy dies

IRISH broadcasting veteran Bill O’Herlihy has passed away aged 76.

O’Herlihy – who retired last summer - reportedly passed away in his sleep at home on Sunday night.

His 49-year broadcasting career saw him cover ten Olympic Games and ten World Cups.


O'Herlihy, who became famous for his trademark catchphrases "okey dokey" and "we'll leave it there so", was a household name and renowned for his RTÉ football coverage .

In 1973 he established public relations company O'Herlihy Communications, where his daughter Jill O’Herlihy continues to work.