The Late Tom Walsh, Knocknagoshel and Castleisland

The Late Tom Walsh, Knocknagoshel and Castleisland.

The death has occurred of Thomas (Tom) Walsh, Moanmore, Limerick Road, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and formerly of Knockbrack, Knocknagoshel.

On August 9th 2019 after a short illness bravely borne. Beloved husband of Betty and dear father of William, Marian, Daniel, Rebecca and Thomas.

Sadly missed by his loving wife and family, daughter-in-law Caroline, Adrian and Mike, his adored eight grandchildren: Cian, Evan, Ryan, Dylan, Sarah, Abigail,

The late Tom Walsh pictured on the day he got the call up for the Irish Clay Pigeon Shooting team. ©Photograph: John Reidy 28-6-1990

Alanna and Amelia; sisters: Mamie, Margaret and Nora, brothers: Larry, Richard, Dan, Mike, John and Jim and the late Willie R.I.P.; aunt Mary Whitaker, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and many friends.

May His Gentle Soul Rest In Peace.

Well Known Sporting Family

A member of the well known sporting family from Knocknagoshel, Tom was a follower of all sports and was a keen footballer and handballer in his days around Headley’s Bridge.

He was one of three brothers, with John and Richie and Richie’s son, Liam who distinguished themselves with their selection on the Irish Clay Pigeon Shooting team together in 1991.

Irish Team Call-Up

Tom got his call to the team on the previous year and he declared himself ‘very pleased’ when the invitation arrived by letter to represent his country in a four nations shoot in England.

There he was joined on the team by his brother Richie – who was based in England at the time and by Ballyduff man, Mike Joe Quinlan.

31 at Skevenas

In more recent years he got great satisfaction and was proud of the considerable talents of his rugby and Gaelic footballing playing sons, William, Daniel and Thomas.

Playing 31 at Skevenas Bar or Knock 31 at Sheila Prendiville’s I got to experience Tom’s tough competitive edge up close.

It proved that the traits of a keen competitor can be combined with those of a gentleman and Tom had a full hand on that score.

May God be good to him.

Funeral Arrangements

Reposing at Tangney’s Funeral Home, Church Street, Castleisland on Sunday evening from 6pm to 8pm followed by removal to the Church of Saints Stephen and John, Castleisland.

Requiem Mass on Monday at 11am.

Burial afterwards in St. John’s Cemetery, Castleisland.

Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to the Palliative Care Unit, University Hospital Kerry c/o Tangney’s Funeral Home.

House Private Please.

Date Published: Friday 9th August 2019. Date of Death: Friday 9th August 2019.

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