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Tributes as GAA star Weeshie dies aged 77


Weeshie Fogarty

Weeshie Fogarty

Weeshie Fogarty

Heartfelt tributes have been paid to legendary Kerry GAA footballer and broadcaster Weeshie Fogarty, who has died at the age of 77.

During his playing days he helped the Kingdom to an All-Ireland triumph in 1969 and an All-Ireland junior title in 1967, as well as being on the East Kerry team that won an All-Ireland club championship.


Injury cut short his playing career but Fogarty went on to become an inter-county referee and officiated two All-Ireland semi-finals.

He was also the voice of the Radio Kerry show Terrace Talk, which was hugely popular among GAA fans across the country.

In a statement, the Killarney Legion GAA Club said: "We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of club member Weeshie Fogarty.

"Weeshie has been synonymous with the club throughout his life. He has served the club in every capacity, from player, trainer, mentor and officer in the club.

"The word legend is sometimes overused but Weeshie was a club legend and his passing leaves a huge void in our club."

The club extended their deepest sympathies to his wife Joan, son Kieran, daughters Denise and Carolann and his extended family and friends.