Posted July 9, 2016
Last week Naomh Mearnóg lost one its stalwarts and Ladies Football in particular are mourning the loss of of the pioneer of Ladies Football in our club following the death of Michael Walsh.
For the past 41 years Mick as we knew him has been a loyal servant of Naomh Mearnóg as a player, parent, mentor, fundraiser and building block and at Dublin level an administrator and fundraiser. We as a club are truly honoured to have known and walked alongside Mick over the years, a man of outstanding character and commitment who ate, slept and drank Naomh Mearnóg as has his wife Joan who served the club as chairperson.
His pride was so obvious when Naomh Mearnóg teams and in particular ladies football were doing well and two years ago he was so proud when he was asked to present medals to our successful Feile team. His unbridled delight when our players donned the Dublin shirt shone out and when our own Denise Masterson led Dublin to victory in the All Ireland final his joy was uncontrolled as he raised his fist in triumph pointing his thumb to the heavens.
Mick has left us a great legacy and we must honour it by continuing to grow our inheritance in the way he would have wished by always striving to do our best in a sporting and positive manner. When we’re in a tight game we can be assured that he will have a word with the referee up above to make sure we get the 50-50 decisions!
To Joan, Louise, Sean and Siobhan and their family we offer our sincere sympathy. Ar dheis De go raibh a an am dilis.