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‘Ducksie’ Walsh was a true Kilkenny Legend - Kathleen Funchion TD

5 August, 2016 - by Kathleen Funchion TD


Carlow/Kilkenny Sinn Féin TD Kathleen Funchion has today extended condolences to the family of GAA Handball legend Michael ‘Ducksie’ Walsh who passed away yesterday.

Speaking today Teachta Funchion said;

“I would like to extend my sincerest condolences to Michael ‘Ducksie’ Walsh’s family and to the wider Kilkenny and GAA community who are grieving one of our greats.

“I am saddened I am not in the country at the moment and able to extend my sympathies in person. However, I would like to reiterate what so many others have already stated: that he was an incredible sportsman, an inspiration and ultimately, an icon of our time.

“He was not only admired for his sporting talents, he was also hugely respected for his ongoing commitment local charity work.

“He will be missed terribly. I hope that the outpouring of love and admiration which we are witnessing as a result of his passing offers some comfort to his family at this very painful time. May he rest in peace.”

ENDS

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