WATCH: When Jimmy Magee Met A Na Gaeil Man In Rio

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When Michael met Jimmy.

THE country was saddened this morning at the news of the passing of the legendary Jimmy Magee.

The RTE broadcaster passed away at the age of 82 and will be fondly remembered by all sports fans who grew up hearing his voice.

One man who’ll feel saddened is Michael Griffin from the Na Gaeil GAA club. Michael was at the World Cup in Brazil in 2014 and bumped into Jimmy Magee in Rio.

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Michael had already secured a number of soccer legends’ signatures on his Na Gaeil shirt — including Diego Maradona, Zico, Gary Lineker and more — which he later auctioned for charity.

He chatted for a while with Jimmy who penned his own name on the garment. Michael uploaded their encounter to YouTube this morning and you can watch it below…

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