Liam "Red Willie" Walsh RIP.

posted 14 Oct 2014, 14:40 by Mary O'Donnell   [ updated 14 Oct 2014, 14:59 ]
We extend our sympathy to the Walsh Family, Tinnahinch on the passing of Liam Walsh R.I.P. A man who adorned the hurling fields of Ireland for over two decades went to his final resting place last week as Liam “Red Willie” Walsh or “The Red Lad” as he was sometime known, crossed the bridge of Graignamanagh for the last time and was laid to rest in St. Michaels Cemetery.

A hurler of consummate skill Liam’s scoring feats were legendary. After a famous intermediate victory  against Cork the following was penned, “Like Dick Turpin on Black Bess he plundered our territory and try as they might the Cork defenders couldn’t tie this red-headed highway man down.”

Liam was a marked man throughout his career but he seemed to revel in this as he scored almost at will helping St. Mullins to several Carlow Senior Titles.  Liamy became the first Carlow man to play for Leinster in the Railway Cup, amongst such luminaries as Eddie Keher, Tom Walsh and Phil Wilson.

It was Graig’s good fortune that Liam came to live in High Street in the mid 70’s and he helped the Club to their first Intermediate County title in 1976 scoring 8 points in the final against Dicksboro.

Liam moved back to Tinnahinch in the late 70’s and ended his hurling career where it began, with St. Mullins.  May his soul rest in peace. 

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