We extend sympathy, on the passing away of Weeshie Fogarty, RIP, to his wife, Joan, daughters Denise and Carolann – (Secretary and Scor Officer Killarney Legion CLG respectively), to his son Kieran and his extended family, to Killarney Legion GAA Club and his many friends. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis.
Weeshie was always so helpful to everyone and very supportive. He did everything to the highest level, ranging from player, through match official, administrator and PR/radio and printed press- starting at club, progressing through District to County and National level.
Weeshie has an impressive role of honour, which spans every aspect of GAA life. He joined his club (Killarney Legion) as a youngster. Weeshie played at underage and Senior with his club and District, winning 3 in a row County Championship titles with East Kerry, in 1968 (as team captain), 1969 and 1970. He also won 2 Munster club SFC titles with East Kerry and an All Ireland club championship title with East Kerry, in 1971. Weeshie won an East Kerry Dr O’Donoghue Cup medal in 1967 with his club. He played on the Kerry Minor team(1959) and won an U21 Munster medal with Kerry in 1962. Weeshie won an All Ireland Junior Football Championship Medal in 1967 and an All Ireland Senior Championship medal with Kerry in 1969.
Weeshie served as club secretary from 1972 to 1976(inclusive) and also progressed to a hugly successful career as referee, at District, County and Inter County levels. These included Dr ODonoghue Cup Finals and County Championship Finals. He was the man in the middle for a number of Senior All Ireland Football Semi Finals and the U21 All Ireland Football Final in 1980.
Weeshie was the referee in 4 Dr O’Donoghue Cup Finals- 1969, 1974, 1979 and 1983.
East Kerry were honoured to have Weeshie support the successful Killarney Feile Parade in 2016. He lifted the spirits of the U14s parading in their club colours, representing clubs from all over the country and from abroad with his great commentary at the Market cross.
Weeshie has been recognised as top class radio presenter and commentator, having been awarded National Mc Namee award on a number occasions and was inducted into the GAA Hall of Fame in 2015. A most fitting tribute.
He will be greatly missed by so many. Suamhneas siorrai da anam dilis