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Weeshie Fogarty (l) presented with his MacNamee Hall of Fame Award by former Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael, Aogán Ó Fearghail, in 2016.  
Weeshie Fogarty (l) presented with his MacNamee Hall of Fame Award by former Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael, Aogán Ó Fearghail, in 2016.  

Weeshie Fogarty RIP


Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael John Horan has offered his sympathies and those of the Association to the family of the late Weeshie Fogarty, who passed away over the weekend. 

The legendary broadcaster had a long and distinguished career with the GAA as a player, coach and referee and in more recent times was widely known for his journalistic work on Gaelic games and on Kerry GAA in particular. He was a winner of multiple MacNamee Awards with Radio Kerry, which recognise outstanding contributions to Gaelic Games coverage. In 2015 he was inducted into the MacNamee Awards Hall of Fame.

The GAA President said: “Weeshie was one of a kind with an involvement with the GAA that spanned many decades and numerous roles.

“His voice and general enthusiasm for Gaelic games spread far beyond his native Kerry and his ability to communicate transcended generations meaning he was equally well-known with younger listeners as he was with his peers.

“On behalf of Cumann Lúthchleas Gael I would like to offer my condolences to Weeshie’s family and wide circle of friends and admirers following his passing.”

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