Bill O'Herlihy: I would have loved to be in the RTÉ studio for Germany v Ireland 7 years ago

Bill O'Herlihy: I would have loved to be in the RTÉ studio for Germany v Ireland

The legendary anchor called it quits after this summer's World Cup.

Bill O'Herlihy says the one moment of regret at ending his association with RTÉ came with John O'Shea's late equaliser against Germany in Gelsenkirchen.

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Billo left the station's football coverage at the end of the World Cup after working with RTÉ for 49 years, but told the Independent that he has no regrets - apart from one.

"The one time I felt a pang was when I was watching the Germany match - I would have liked to have been involved in that," he said.

"But the decision to retire was mine, so when you make that decision you can live with it."

Babysitting duties for Messrs Dunphy, Brady, Giles, Sadlier and co have gone to Darragh Maloney, but O'Herlihy says he has not fully retired yet.

"I'm not structured to do nothing," he said. "My total retirement - I'm still working with O'Herlihy Communications - has to happen slowly."