Legendary GAA commentator, Paudie Palmer sadly passed away after a hit-and-run accident in Innishannon, Co Cork.
The accident which occurred on the 30th of December near his home seriously injured the 65-year-old and he was taken to Cork Universal Hospital.
He sadly passed away from his injuries early Sunday morning.
Tributes to the Cork native have poured in after the news broke.
Cork GAA are saddened to hear of the death of Paudie Palmer. Paudie has been a brilliant servant to our games over many years. The press box in Cork and around the country will be a lonely place without his presence. Sympathy to his wife and family at this very sad time. pic.twitter.com/16xsCOOHy8
— Cork GAA (@OfficialCorkGAA) January 8, 2023
Absolutely devastating news this morning to hear Paudie Palmer has died. Life is incredibly cruel.
A teacher, a brilliant broadcaster & a pure rogue. He’ll be sorely missed from the airwaves in @C103Cork but it’s the real life chats we’ll miss most. He was larger than life. 💔
— Jacqui Hurley (@jacquihurley) January 8, 2023
Deeply saddened at the passing of Paudie Palmer, the voice of Gaelic games in Cork for many years.
His sporting knowledge and insights were deep and broad, and people loved to hear his voice and read his columns.
He will be sorely missed by all.
— Micheál Martin (@MichealMartinTD) January 8, 2023
He was a pillar of the GAA community and will be dearly missed by all.