The former RTE broadcaster has died aged 76. He started his career at 16 and his first TV appearance was in 1965. He retired after 50 years of broadcasting after last year’s World Cup.
Director of RTE, Noel Curran described the Cork man as “much loved and valued colleague”.
Bill was a daily mass-goer and was much loved around the entire country. His broadcast of the 1990 World Cup when Packie Bonner saved that infamous goal, has gone down in history.
He is survived by his wife Hilary and daughters Jill and Sally and his children.