Death Of RTÉ Sports Presenter & Commentator Jim Sherwin

Our readers will be greatly saddened on learning of the death of Mr James (Jim) Sherwin, Templecarrig, Delgany, Co. Wicklow; latter a much loved former RTÉ sports presenter and commentator, who died yesterday, Monday 27th December 2021, aged 81.

Mr Sherwin died peacefully while at his family home, surrounded by his family following a short illness.

Mr Sherwin’s career as a rugby commentator ran from 1970 to 2003. He also commentated for more than 20 years on tennis, including major grand slam events like Wimbledon and the French Open.

He served as RTÉ’s main commentator for eight Olympic Games, from Munich in 1972 until Athens in 2004.

As a broadcaster, he covered many non-sporting events including the inauguration of presidents and produced documentaries on health, social issues and sports.

Mr Sherwin is survived by his wife Anne, four children: James, Ian, Clíona and John and 11 grandchildren; Jamie, Patrick, Alex, Matthew, James, Mikey, Nikki, Bobby, Beth, Sarah and Conor.

In ár gcroíthe go deo.


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