Anyone who has seen the incredibly moving Every Heart Beats True documentary – which, by an odd coincidence, I watched again only the other night – will have a good idea about what an inspiring individual he was and how he touched the lives of so many in such a positive way.
Jim’s death has sparked an enormous reaction in his adopted Australia – this is just one sample – and the respect with which he was held in the country he had lived in for the best part of 30 years has been dramatically underlined by the decision to afford him a State funeral in Melbourne. It’s a fitting tribute to such a distinguished adopted son. May this great Irishman rest in peace.
(Thanks to @sportsdes for tweeting the above video).