BRIAN WALSHE 1976 - 2003

The Flyers Softball Club extend our deepest condolences to Brian's family, to Ruth, to his Oddsox Green team-mates and to the Oddsox club.

Only three weeks ago Brian accepted our Aer Lingus Tournament Trophy after Oddsox Green's win over Dodder Dynamoes. He umpired our league game against the Slammers on May 28th and played against us in his last game on June 4th in the ISA Cup.

Brian's death has come as a complete shock to us and it is hard to believe that someone we know would die so suddenly.

Ar dheis D go raibh a anam.

Removal to St. Johns Church, Ballinteer on Thursday 12th June 6:00pm followed by Mass on Friday morning at 10:00am.

ISA Statement

It is with deep regret that I have to inform you that Brian Walshe of Oddsox Green, former National Squad player, member of the Irish Umpires Association and former Irish Softball Association Director passed away in his sleep last night. It is not known at this time what was the cause of this tragic event. Brian was only 27 years old and his passing is a tremendous loss to his sister Muireann, his family and to the entire softball community in Ireland.

The Irish Softball Association Committee, all our members and friends offer our deepest condolences to Muireann Walshe and family at this time.

As information is received and funeral arrangements become known we will be updating the ISA website and informing members by e-mail.

As a mark of respect ALL SOFTBALL GAMES scheduled for this week have been cancelled.

Issued on behalf of Jim Kilbride, ISA Director and the Irish Softball Association. 9 June 2003.