Kilkenny legend Dick Walshe - The Church, Tullaroan has passed away

Dick passed away at 101 years of age

Sean Keane

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Great Kilkenny hurler and fellow Tullaroan man, Tommy Walsh, congratulating the late Dick 'The Church' Walshe at his 100th birthday party on March 16, 2018

Great Kilkenny hurler and fellow Tullaroan man, Tommy Walsh, congratulating the late Dick 'The Church' Walshe at his 100th birthday party on March 16, 2018

The death has occurred of 101 year-old Dick Walshe of The Church, Tullaroan. His wife Kitty passed away just nine days ago.

He was synonymous with the GAA and was president of Tullaroan GAA club at the time of his death.

He hurled with one of the greatest, Lory Meagher, won a county senior championship medal in 1948 with Tullaroan and played senior hurling with Kilkenny in the 1950s. 

he loved to tell a yarn, say a poem and his passing has taken a great Gael from Tullaroan.

He was a great Fianna Fail man and was delighted when his neighbour Michael Delaney was elected to Kilkenny County Council on Saturday.

Dick died peacefully at his residence in the village on Monday. He is survived by his son Richard; daughter Dorothy, daughter-in-law Maura, son-in-law Michael, grandchildren, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours, friends, Tullaroan GAA Club, Fianna Fail Cumann, IFA, Tullaroan Gun Club and former work colleagues in Glanbia. 

Reposing at Molloy’s Funeral Home, Callan on Wednesday from 4pm. Funeral Prayers at 6pm followed by removal to The Church of the Assumption, Tullaroan arriving approximately at 7.30pm. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 12 noon with burial afterwards in Tullaroan Cemetery.