UPDATE, FRIDAY, NOV. 29: As a mark of respect to the Walsh family, and the Neale GAA club, our game v Castlebar Mitchels this weekend has been switched to tomorrow night, Saturday, at 7o’c, in Flanagan Park. This is to avoid a clash with the funeral on Sunday.
UPDATE, THURSDAY, NOV 28:
Funeral arrangements are Saturday 1st December 4.00p.m. until 8.00p.m. in Cummins’ Funeral Home, Ballinrobe. Burial Sunday 2nd December after 2.00 pm mass. Full details HERE
UPDATE, MONDAY, NOV. 25: From Mayo GAA board
Everyone in Coiste Chontae Mhaigheo would like to extend their sympathies to the family, friends, neighbours and club mates of the late Darragh Walsh from the Neale G.A.A. Club. Darragh Walsh, Creevagh, The Neale, Co. Mayo. (aged 23) died in a road traffic accident in Qatar late last week.
Darragh was a member of the Neale GAA team that won the Mayo County Junior Championship in 2012. He is the son of Gerry and Miriam Walsh. Gerry is Chairman of the Neale GAA Club and Miriam was actively involved in developing the Neale Ladies.
Darragh was only two weeks in Qatar and had commenced training on the Tuesday night with the local GAA team.
Our thoughts this evening are with the Walsh family, the Neale, and the entire Neale GAA community following the tragic death of Darragh Walsh in a traffic accident in Qatar.
The Walsh name has been synonymous with Gaelic football in the Neale for a number of generations, and Darragh continued that proud tradition.
News of his death has cast a pall of gloom over this region, including here in Ballinrobe where Darragh had many close friends and former school mates. Coming so soon after the untimely death of another young footballer, Alan Feeley from Claremorris, this is another crushing blow for the GAA community in this part of the world.
Ballinrobe GAA club extends sympathy to Gerry and Miriam Walsh and their family.
Gerry is current chairman of the Neale GAA club and, in that role, our club officers have had many numerous dealings with him, not least in the build-up to the O’Mara Cup final between our two clubs earlier this year. He played his part in ensuring that the historic final between two great rivals was hosted by the Neale club in a thoroughly impressive manner that did the occasion justice.
Miriam played football for the Neale in her younger days, and also coached many young people from our club in her capacity as a full-time coach.
May Darragh Walsh rest in peace.