Tony Sweeney dies aged 81

Tue 4th Dec 2012, 11:22

Tony Sweeney
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Renowned racing journalist and historian Tony Sweeney passed away last night aged 81.

He had been taken to St James's Hospital in Dublin last week following a heart attack.

Sweeney was Irish racing correspondent of the Daily Mirror for 42 years and worked as a tipster for The Irish Times since 1988.

He was also a familiar face as part of RTE television's racing team, having been a broadcaster for 35 years.

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