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Stephen Doyle

Robbie Keane, Katie Taylor and Mick McCarthy to pay tribute to Johnny Lyons

The show will be called Now That’s What I Call Johnny.

AN ARRAY OF sports stars, radio personalities and friends will take part in a special tribute show to 98FM’s Johnny Lyons, who died earlier this week.

Sunday would have seen the 422nd edition of the “voice of Dublin sport’s” Now That’s What I Call Sport show.

To mark his passing, the station is airing a special tribute to Lyons this Sunday from 9am to 12pm.

“We thought that it would only be right to pay tribute to the great man in the week of his untimely passing by dedicating a whole show to his life and times, only this one will be called, Now That’s What I Call Johnny.”

The first ever guest on the first ever show was former Dublin forward and Hill 16 legend, Charlie Redmond and he will join one of the show’s regulars, former Dublin hurling manager Humphrey Kelleher, who was a guest on the last show that Johnny presented.

Former Republic of Ireland managers Mick McCarthy, Brian Kerr and current skipper Robbie Keane will join in with current Irish women’s senior manager Sue Ronan, League of Ireland legends Pat Fenlon, Mick Cooke, Trevor Croly and Liam Buckley in discussing Johnny and his indomitable passion for soccer.

The show will also feature Irish Olympic gold medallist and World Boxing champion Katie Taylor and her Dad Pete, former Irish rugby internationals Tony Ward, Shane Byrne and Mal O’Kelly will be on the phone along with one of Johnny’s favourite guests, Irish international badminton star Scott Evans.

Colleagues including Teena Gates, Jimmy Grealy, Paul Howard (aka Ross O’Carroll Kelly), Hugh Cahill, Tommy Martin and Adrian Barry will be joined by Hot Press editor Niall Stokes and Evening Herald journalist Eamon Carr along with former Irish cricket international Jonathan Garth and Johnny’s former Pembroke cricket team mate Johnny Bell.

Read: “We will miss you so much”: Tributes paid after 98FM’s Johnny Lyons dies suddenly

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