Weeshie Fogarty R.I.P   19/11/2018

Weeshie Fogarty R.I.P

Where do I begin, when you heard the name Weeshie Fogarty in Kerry you thought of the journey through the  All Ireland series, the built up on Radio Kerry on match day and the personal touch of stories of those who are listing from a foreign land.  Afterwards we dissect the game agreeing or not with the Radio experts but looking forward to the Monday night analyses on Terrace Talk and believing we are there in the studio with them.  

Weeshie brought that to our homes, his familiar voice, his easy way but to us in Kerry Weeshie Fogarty was no ordinary Radio Presenter he was Kerry Football.  His passion and knowledge was second to none, Weeshie didnt do big match research before games, he has been there, he has done it and he knows his players.  Every year Weeshie wrote a piece for the Bernard O'Callaghan Championship Final programme, and every year it was one of my favourite pieces to read. His knowledge of North Kerry teams, his projection of the beauty of the surrounds  and the way he can captivate the  importance to the people of their District Championship.  

The last  year Weeshie wrote a article unfortunately was in 2015,  Weeshie had been missing from our kitchens, cars and homes during 2016 but was always on the tips of  everyone's tongue when it came to our Championship Final.  We in the North Kerry Football District send our sympathies to Joan his wife, son Kieran daughters Denise & Carolann and his extended family and his many friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam