The Late Jack Walsh. 1948-2022.22 Mar 2022
The club and parish were deeply saddened on Monday night when word filtered through of the passing following an illness bravely borne of Jack Walsh formerly Castleiney village.
Jackie, as he was known in the parish, played hurling and football with club and county, and won a vocational schools all Ireland with North Tipp in 1964.
When we were combined with Templetuohy/Moyne in 1964 he won mid and county minor hurling and football along with mid and county u21 football. During that spell he played minor U/21 hurling and football with Tipperary and also intermediate hurling.
When the club won its first County senior football title, after eighteen years in 1973 he wore the number 13 jersey against Ardfinnan. He went on to win further County titles in 1977 and ’79. Along with numerous Mid football titles he captained the team to Ryan Cup victory in 1974.
When his playing days ended Jack threw in his lot with the club as an outstanding trainer/ coach to most of our teams. In 1987 he assisted the late Paddy Kenny to coach our senior hurlers in the County final v Cappawhite. A year later he was the man in charge when a first ever County senior hurling title came to the club and always stated that along with the 1973 County final in football were his proudest moments with the club. Although domiciled in Templemore for many years he never lost his love for the parish and club as he coached in schools throughout the County and beyond.
May Jack’s soul Rest in Peace.