Influential GAA figure ‘Noel Walsh’ dies aged 84

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Known as “Mr Clare football”, former Munster Council chairman and Clare manager ‘Noel Walsh’ has died aged 84.

He died peacefully at Ennis General Hospital.

He served as Clare manager on three different occasions and was a selector for 20 years.

Standing twice for the GAA presidency, Walsh was elected as a Trustee of the association.

Munster Council Chairman ‘Liam Lenihan’ stated “He was a very genuine supporter and one of the people who made the GAA what it is, a Community based Worldwide Organisation that gives people a sense of pride in their own place. His example is being followed today by those helping vulnerable people in their own Communities. On behalf of the Munster Council, we extend our deepest sympathies to Noel’s family and friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam”.

A memorial mass will be held at a later date