6.7 C
Ireland
Friday, May 14, 2021

Influential GAA figure ‘Noel Walsh’ dies aged 84

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

POPULAR

Two climbers killed on Mount Everest, marking the first fatalities on the mountain in 2021

Two climbers from the United States and Switzerland have died on Mount Everest. This is the first fatalities on...

Taoiseach to meet Boris Johnson in London tomorrow to discuss Northern Ireland and Covid-19

An Taoiseach will travel to the UK tomorrow to meet with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The lunchtime meeting...

COVID-19: 456 new confirmed cases in Ireland

Health officials have confirmed a further 456 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland. No further people diagnosed with the virus...

Three youths arrested after woman is pushed onto train tracks in Dublin

Gardaí have made three arrests in relation to a public order incident in Howth Junction Dart Station last month
Ireland
clear sky
6.7 ° C
7.2 °
6.1 °
95 %
2kmh
6 %
Fri
13 °
Sat
13 °
Sun
12 °
Mon
11 °
Tue
12 °