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James O Shea

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On Friday March 31st 2007, a dark cloud of sadness formed over Waterville at the news that former Waterville GAA player, selector and mentor, James O’Shea had lost his fight for life, after a brave and determined battle against illness. James was a sportsman through and through.
His greatest sporting passion was for Gaelic football, fishing and hunting.
He loved his club Waterville, where he played for many years having contested three county senior finals and accumulated seven South Kerry Championship medals during his playing career. When he finished playing he remained involved as a selector and mentor not just with the club but also with South Kerry where his cool head and considered opinion were always highly valued and respected.
James also had an active interest in the lifeboats and collected money alongside other volunteers for the Valentia lifeboat.
James is a huge loss not only to his family but to the whole community. He will never be forgotten by those who had the good fortune of knowing him.
Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam is go raibh sé ar dheis lámh Dé.

Added by: Edward Quinlan on 7 December 2007.

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