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Tuesday 16 September 2014

Soccer was Pat Walsh's great passion in life

Published 13/08/2013 | 05:34

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ENNISCORTHY has learned with sadness of the passing of Pat 'Skinner' Walsh from Gimont Avenue who has died at the age of 58.

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The deceased was well known not only as a member of staff with Enniscorthy Town Council for whom he worked as traffic warden and general operative.

He also had a reputation as a soccer enthusiast through his involvement as player and, later mentor, with Enniscorthy Town and as a referee.

He was a loyal member of the SIPTU trade union and played with the town's brass band in his younger days.

Son of Anna and the late Pat Walsh, he hailed originally from Bellefield Road and passed away early yesterday (Monday) in Wexford General Hospital.

Predeceased by his brother David, he is survived by his mother, wife Teresa, son Barry, daughter Lisa, grandson Shay and brother Thomas and he will also be much missed by other family members.

The mortal remains of Pat Walsh will be brought from Browne's funeral home tonight (Tuesday) to St. Aidan's cathedral at 7.30 p.m., with funeral Mass at 10 a.m. tomorrow (Wednesday).

Gorey Guardian

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