Ronan O'Gara pays warm tribute to 'voice of Limerick rugby' Len Dinneen

Colm Kinsella, Rugby Correspondent

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Ronan O'Gara pays warm tribute to 'voice of Limerick rugby' Len Dinneen

Len Dinneen who has retired from rugby commentary after 40 years

FORMER Munster and Ireland out-half Ronan O’Gara has paid a warm tribute to the ‘voice of Limerick rugby’ Len Dinneen on the day he performed his final radio commentary.

Len Dinneen hung up his commentary mic with Limerick’s Live 95FM for the final time at the end of Munster’s Guinness PRO14 semi-final defeat to Leinster at the RDS Arena on Saturday.

Dinneen has commentated on rugby fixtures for 40 years.

In paying tribute, Ronan O’Gara, currently part of the Crusaders backroom team in New Zealand, O’Gara described Len Dinneen as a man of ‘integrity, respect, class and composure.’

Ronan O’Gara tweeted: “Enjoy the downtime, Len. A man of integrity, respect, class and composure. The Rugby world was so much better for you being you.”

Len Dinneen vividly brought the colour and excitement of Munster’s most famous wins on the rugby pitch to life for tens of thousands of radio listeners.

Munster head coach Johann van Graan and captain Peter O’Mahony last week made a special presentation of a signed jersey to Len Dinneen at the province’s weekly press briefing at UL High Performance Centre.