An air of shock and great sadness descended upon the Swan GAA Club on Saturday morning when news came through of the tragic accident that claimed the life of one of its senior hurlers, Craig Walsh.
Craig was 23 years-old and one of the Swan Club’s brightest, most likeable and talented players, who had progressed through the club from underage to senior level.
Craig excelled for the Club at all age groups including an U-21 ‘A’ County Final at just 16 years of age.
He was a member of the 2004 County Minor winning team, captained by his brother Stephen, and also the 2010 South Senior Hurling Championship winning team.
More recently, he won a South U-21 hurling title in 2011 and the County Junior ‘A’ Hurling League title last year.
Craig comes from a family that is steeped in the Swan Club’s history and fabric. The Club extends its deepest sympathy at this sad time to his father Martin (Wella), his mother Tina, brother Stephen, sisters Aisling and Aoife, his beloved nephews Jack and Charlie, girlfriend Laura, grandmother Maggie and all the Walsh family and the extended Roche and Hogan families.
Craig will be forever missed by all connected with Carrick Swan GAA Club.
As a mark of respect to Craig and his family, all Carrick Swan activity was cancelled last weekend.
Carrick Swan GAA Club would also like to extend its sympathy to the Corcoran family Wilmor, Madden family Faugheen and Canada and Murphy family of Newcastle Westand Abbeyfeale, Co Limerick on their recent family bereavements.