Tributes paid to Today FM commentator Tom Tyrrell

Tom Tyrrell, a former commentator on Premier League Live at Today FM, has died.

The voice of Manchester United joined Today FM after three decades commentating on the football club for Piccadilly Radio in England.

John Duggan has announced he will pay tribute to Tom on-air this Saturday afternoon. He tweeted: “I enjoyed working with Tom Tyrrell for many years. We will pay tribute to him on Saturday before his beloved Man United play Stoke. #RIP”

RTE Sports Reporter Dave Kelly added: “Very sad to hear this news John, It was always a great privilege to work with Tom.”

More tributes have been paid on social media after the sad news was announced on Thursday evening by Stuart Pyke. He said: “So sad to report that Tom Tyrrell has passed away – friend + the voice of Manchester United over three decades at Piccadilly Radio. Top man.”

The BBC’s Dan Walker: “‪It was a great pleasure & an education to work alongside Tom Tyrrell at Piccadilly Radio. Very sad to hear he has passed away. Thoughts with his family. He was admired by many.”

Tom Ross from talkSPORT: “So Sad to hear that former Radio Picadilly Sports Editor & voice of Man U Tom Tyrrell has passed away. He helped me a lot in the early days #RIP”

Daithi O’Laoghaire said: “So sorry to hear #TomTyrrell has passed on. He was the voice of many a Saturday afternoon for me on @todayfmsport. Brilliant commentator.”

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9 Comments

  1. Angie Tyrrell says

    Thank you from all of the family.Dad’s time working with TodayFM was always a time he talked about with great enthusiasm.

    1. Neil Henderson says

      We all loved Tom in the radio game. I worked with him at Today Fm, at IRN, and at Teamtalk252. You knew where you were at with Tom… if it could happen he’d make it happen, if it couldn’t he would clearly lay out why. He had such a rich voice and a great enthusiasm for people. I remember he’d come on air with a smile in his voice and it sounded like you were his best friend. That’s not an easy thing to get from commentators these days purely because they’re all a bit manufactured. But Tom came from that old school where he worked his way up, learned from the top managers ‘Fergie’ and worked on Piccadilly which was the top station for sport in his time. It didn’t surprise me that Tom had such a long career because he was one of us, he was fan, a dad, a broadcaster, and a genuine people person. I’m glad he leaves us with such a rich spirit.

  2. Neil Henderson says

    We all loved Tom in the radio game. I worked with him at Today Fm, at IRN, and at Teamtalk252. You knew where you were at with Tom… if it could happen he’d make it happen, if it couldn’t he would clearly lay out why. He had such a rich voice and a great enthusiasm for people. I remember he’d come on air with a smile in his voice and it sounded like you were his best friend. That’s not an easy thing to get from commentators these days purely because they’re all a bit manufactured. But Tom came from that old school where he worked his way up, learned from the top managers ‘Fergie’ and worked on Piccadilly which was the top station for sport in his time. It didn’t surprise me that Tom had such a long career because he was one of us, he was fan, a dad, a broadcaster, and a genuine people person. I’m glad he leaves us with such a rich spirit.

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