Kerry Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris has expressed his profound sadness at the passing of broadcasting and GAA legend Weeshie Fogarty from Killarney.
“I knew Weeshie was very ill but it still comes as a shock to all of us that he has sadly passed away,” said Deputy Ferris after hearing the sad news on Sunday.
“All day I am being contacted by GAA supporters from all over the 32 counties. Weeshie’s legendary fame was not only confined to Kerry.
“From his playing days with his beloved Killarney Legion and Kerry teams to his role as a top class referee and club officer, he carried out every one with great grace and dignity.”
“Most people will know him from his broadcasting career with Radio Kerry on his enormously successful show, Terrace Talk.
“I had the great honour of being interviewed by him on a number of occasions and he always made you feel that you were at home in his sitting room rather than in a studio.
“He had an intimate knowledge of not only GAA but on all the major sports.He was the ultimate gentleman and will be sorely missed by all lovers off sport.
“It’s not very often you can call someone legendary, Weeshie Fogarty certainly fits that category and is irreplaceable.
“On behalf of Republicans everywhere I would like to offer my deepest condolences to his family, friends, work colleagues and his club Killarney Legion. Ardheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis,” said Deputy Ferris in conclusion.
The Death has Occurred of Aloysius ‘Weeshie’ Fogarty, O’Sullivans Place, Killarney, Co. Kerry
Very sadly missed and dearly loved by his wife Joan, children Denise,Carolann and Kieran, son-in-law Glenn, grandaughters Lucy and Eva, sister Sheila, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and many friends. May He Rest In Peace.
Reposing at O’Shea’s Funeral Home, Cathedral Place, Killarney from 4.00pm to 6.30pm on Tuesday evening. Removal at 6.30pm to St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney.
Requiem Mass at 10.30am on Wednesday morning.
Burial afterwards in Aghadoe Lawn Cemetery. No flowers by request, donations if desired to Palliative Care.
Date Published: Sunday 18th November 2018. Date of Death: Sunday 18th November 2018.
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