Cathaoirleach pays tribute to 'one of Kerry's ambassadors'

The Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Norma Foley has expressed her condolences to the family of the late Weeshie Fogarty who died on Sunday. Cllr Foley said that Mr Fogarty’s passing was an immense loss to the Gaelic Athletic Association, to broadcasting and to County Kerry.

‘The huge sadness that swept across Kerry on Sunday morning when news came through of Weeshie’s passing was testament to the esteem in which he was held. Weeshie was without doubt one of Kerry’s greatest ambassadors – wherever he went he extolled the virtues of his native county in his own inimitable, humorous and beguiling way.

‘Weeshie was known all over the country and beyond as an expert on Kerry football, someone with an almost unparalleled passion for the game and, above all, a generosity and warmth in sharing that knowledge and passion with everyone he met.

‘As a journalist and broadcaster, his words – written and spoken – are imprinted forever in our minds and in the folklore of our wonderful county.

‘Weeshie will be deeply missed by his wife, Joan and his family, to whom I express my condolences. I also extend my sympathies to his neighbours and friends, as well as the GAA family in Killarney, Kerry and beyond. May he rest in peace.’

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