It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of our friend and colleague Weeshie Fogarty.
Weeshie became the voice of Radio Kerry sport from the early days of the station, as a match commentator and sports journalist.
His voice and passion for all sports but especially Kerry football are known through Kerry and beyond.
Weeshie won national PPi awards for both Sports Broadcaster and Sports programme as well as multiple McNamee awards.
On behalf of everybody at Radio Kerry we wish to extend our deepest condolences to his wife Joan and family, and to say – thank you Weeshie
Here’s a selection from a memorable career
Weeshie has recited the beautiful poem “The Secret of Kerry” post victory in Croke Park
Gary O’Sullivan served on commentary duties with Weeshie and has been paying tribute
Tim Moynihan and Ambrose O’Donovan were on duty for Radio Kerry today at the West Kerry Football Final and paid this tribute pre match
There have been countless tributes paid to Weeshie throughout the day, between social media and people ringing Radio Kerry to offer their condolences. Many thanks to all for your kind words.
Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael John Horan has offered his sympathies and those of the Association to the family of Weeshie Fogarty.
The GAA President said: “Weeshie was one of a kind with an involvement with the GAA that spanned many decades and numerous roles. His voice and general enthusiasm for Gaelic games spread far beyond his native Kerry and his ability to communicate transcended generations meaning he was equally well-known with younger listeners as he was with his peers. On behalf of Cumann Lúthchleas Gael I would like to offer my condolences to Weeshie’s family and wide circle of friends and admirers following his passing.”