July 18, 2024
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Kilkenny hurling legend immortalised with bronze statue

A bronze statue commemorating one of Kilkenny’s greatest hurlers who captained the Cats to three All-Ireland wins will be erected at the entrance of the grounds of his club.

The statue of Richard (Dick) ‘Drug’ Walsh will take pride of place at the entrance of Mooncoin GAA grounds after Kilkenny County Council approved the plan.

Dick Walsh was born on New Year’s Eve 1877 and made his Kilkenny senior debut in the 1904 championship.

He would go on to win no fewer than seven All-Irelands for the Cats and captained the team to three of those victories in 1907, 1909 and 1913.

Walsh remains the only man to captain a hurling county to three All-Ireland Championships.

He passed away aged 80 while living in Kilkenny city in 1958.

The bronze statue will be part of a new entrance to Mooncoin GAA grounds, which the club requested on grounds of safety following the recent realignment of the main road through the village.


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