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"D-yeh know what it is - ? He made me happy": Roddy Doyle's perfect tribute to Bill
Roddy’s famous ‘two men in the pub’ have been weighing in on the sports anchor’s passing.

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COUNTLESS TRIBUTES HAVE been paid to the legendary broadcaster Bill O’Herlihy, whose death was announced yesterday.

But perhaps none capture the essence of the man better than Roddy Doyle’s.

The author posted a short story on his Facebook yesterday featuring two men in the pub discussing exactly why Bill O’Herlihy meant so much to them.

Here it is in full.

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The post has received over 37,000 likes since it was shared yesterday evening, a testament to just how beloved O’Herlihy was.

By Amy O’Connor. Originally published on DailyEdge.ie.

Twitter is overflowing with lovely tributes to the late Bill O’Herlihy >

Watch RTÉ’s touching tribute to the legendary Bill O’Herlihy >

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