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Pat Walshe R.I.P.

From today’s bulletin in San Remo.

“The well-known Irish bridge player Pat Walshe died on
21st June 2009, after a short illness, at his summer home
in Wexford Ireland.
Pat represented Ireland internationally on many occasions.
His most notable international performances included
a gold medal in the Common Market Pairs, and
silver in the Mixed Teams Championships. He won every
major national Irish Championships, and was ranked as
a Grand Master.
He will be sadly missed by the Irish contingent in Sanremo,
whose thoughts are with his wife Grainne Barton
Walshe, his stepsons Andrew David and Paul Barton,
and his darling step-grandson.
‘Ar dheis De go Raibh a anam’ (Translation: May his
soul be on the right hand of God).
A book of condolences will be available at the information
desk for anyone who wishes to express their

Funeral arrangements:
Tuesday, 23 June – Removal to Church of St. Mary the Immaculate and St. Joseph,
Carrick-on-Bannow at 7.30pm.
Wednesday, 24 June- Funeral Mass at 12pm followed by burial at Bannow Cemetery.

Pat was one of Ireland’s true bridge magicians and I hope to find a couple of hands to post at a later time.

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