VIDEO: RTÉ's tribute to John Giles will fill you with love and admiration for the man
John Giles - a football man.
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"They say when you're enjoying yourself the time flies, and the time has definitely flown. It's taken 30 years for RTÉ to find me out."
Giles got a lump in his throat when talking about his partners in analysis Eamon Dunphy, Liam Brady and of course the legend Bill O'Herlihy.
Dunphy was gushing in his praise of Giles: "Brave. Courageous. Foresight. That guy is the greatest football man we've ever had. I'll be tuning in, I'll be buying The Herald... Soccer's man."
You can watch the video tribute to the legend below, forwarded by Ireland's President Michael D. Higgins.
John Giles - a football man #RTEsoccer https://t.co/CGtMAB3X8b
— RTÉ Soccer (@RTEsoccer) July 10, 2016
So many memories of photocalls and press launches with @RTEsport.... #FarewellJohnGiles pic.twitter.com/dvf82leU8Y
— Laura Fitzgerald (@Laura_Fitzer) July 10, 2016