Last Thursday evening 25th March the sad news filtered throughout the Parish and County of the sad passing of Jim Quaid Ahawilk, Feohanagh. The Lord certainly works in mysterious ways as Jim was predeceased by his twin brother Jack just 4 weeks ago. Jim’s career both in work and in sport worked hand in hand with his brother Jack. Jim worked in the building trade and he travelled long distances to matches on a motorbike. His hurling career blossomed when the late Fr Culhane arrived in Feohanagh and formed a hurling club. Both Jack and Jim played minor hurling with Adare. But it was with Feohanagh/Castlemahon that Jim came to fame. In 1954 he played at midfield and he inspired Feohanagh/Castlemahon to win the County Junior Hurling title defeating Kilmallock in the final. Jim scored 3 goals in the final. He played Senior with Feohanagh/Castlemahon and won the county cup in 1964 and 1965. He played with Limerick and with Jack they won an All Ireland Junior title in 1954. He played Senior with Limerick and in 1955 they won a Munster title with “Mackeys Greyhounds”. He played with Western Gaels and they lost the County final in 1954. Jim was fearless on the field of play, he saw no danger and in the words of an old Feohanagh/Castlemahon supporter “Jim Quaid finished every game like he was coming from a WAR” . Once he retired on the playing field he took up refereeing and also served on the County and Divisional Bords. He was one of the sellers for the Mackey draw in the club. His sons Joe and Ger donned the Limerick jersey and Joe won 2 All Stars Awards. Jim will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.
Feohanagh/Castlemahon GAA club would like to extend their sympathy to his family. Jim is predeceased by his wife Kathleen, daughter Theresa, and is survived by his sons Tom, James, Ger and Joe. May the green sod of Auglish rest lightly on his soul. RIP Jim Quaid.
Limerick GAA would like to associated with the Tribute from Feohanagh /Castlemahon GAA Club to the late Jim Quaid, and extend Sincere Sympathy to Jim’s family, relatives and friends at this sad time
May Jim Rest in Peace.
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