DEATH OF AIDAN WALSH, Former Irish International Player

The Irish Association is sad to hear of the tragic death of Aidan Walsh in a motoring accident in England. Aidan, in his early 50s, was one of Ireland’s leading players, having represented his country in a number of international events at both junior and senior levels.

Irish President, Ken Strong said, “ I am personally very sorry to hear of Aidan’s death and pass on the Association’s sympathy to his wife, Jayne and family in England and also to his relatives and friends in Ireland. Aidan was one of the most pleasant persons in our sport both on and off the table. He simply loved the sport!”

Aidan played in a formidable Irish Junior team of Colum Slevin, Brian Orr and himself in the European Youth Championships.  Colum had the privilege of playing with  him a number of times in representative matches and they remained friends ever since.

May he rest in peace!