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xis a ruof
01 Mar 14 22:12
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Sudden tonight  http://www.igb.ie/Talking-Dogs/JOHN-MARTIN-/ …
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Report KittyWells March 1, 2014 10:37 PM GMT
very sad RIP. A knowledgeable commentator.  The Phoenix magazine will struggle for horseracing content in his absence.  A good allround guy.
Report workrider March 2, 2014 10:06 AM GMT
A lovely man , who strangely for a journo , was on the punters side ..R.I.P...
Report silvergreaser March 2, 2014 10:20 AM GMT
Is this the John Martin that does the Punters Platform on the Daily Star?.
Report Kerrygold March 3, 2014 6:52 AM GMT
sorry to hear that, def knew his stuff - he was with the herald back in the 90's
Report kavvie March 3, 2014 11:41 AM GMT
a true gent.rip
Report Catch Me ifyoucan March 3, 2014 2:05 PM GMT
The sudden death has occurred in Dublin of well-known greyhound journalist John Martin (63).
A native of Dublin, he first worked in the music industry and then moved into freelance sports journalism before being appointed a Sports Reporter with the Irish Independent in 1980.
He was greyhound correspondent with that paper for many years while also reporting on snooker, soccer and horse racing. In latter years he was associated with the Irish Daily Star and the Mail on Sunday while he was also the writer of “Ger McKenna on Greyhounds” which was published in 1989.
We extend our sympathies to his wife Patricia, son Byron and daughters Alison and Heidee.
Funeral details later.
May He Rest in Peace

John Martin (aka "3753 Cruithne" on here)
Report frankalsoran60 March 3, 2014 4:39 PM GMT
The punters pal, R.I.P.
Report paddywhacker1970 March 3, 2014 5:29 PM GMT
Are you sure about that, Catch Me? I follow a chap on Twitter with the handle @3753Cruithne and he is very much alive today.

RIP John.
Report wildmanfromborneo March 4, 2014 10:50 AM GMT
Goldhawk in trouble now.
Report phoenix park March 4, 2014 8:11 PM GMT
John was a pure gent.He got me £800 off corxxx 15 months ago that that they were refusing to pay.I had to fight to get him a cup of coffee after.He took no credit for all the effort he done for the punters.
Report snap crackle and pop March 4, 2014 9:52 PM GMT
An absolute gent is right, he will be sadly missed. RIP
Report The Gotchee March 4, 2014 10:52 PM GMT
We miss you catch me if you canCry
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