Willie Dooley RIP.
Last Wednesday August 17th, we lost one of the greatest Sportsmen in our Clubs History – The Great Willie Dooley!
Willie was and always will be, a seriously respected Gentleman in the surrounding areas of Dooley Park and the wider community of Limerick GAA. The Dooley name has a long association with South Liberties, Mickie won a National Hurling League medal with Limerick in 1947, Johnny winning All Ireland Junior hurling titles in 1954 and 1957, while Eamon was a stalwart of the Club. Willie’s son Liam won a Munster under 21 hurling title with Limerick in 1986.
Willie, who lived in Glenview with his wife Margaret, took an active interest in all Parish activities through the years. He was great company to be in and noted for the odd quip, ball hop or laugh. He loved his Golf and was a member of Ballyneety Golf Club.
A humble man despite his countless triumphs, Willie had the proud distinction of figuring for 20 years on the playing fields of Ireland, during which he clashed with the greatest hurlers and footballers of his era.
See our Social Media for a lovely piece written some years back on Willies career by Mr. John Cooney.
Our deepest condolences to Willies Wife Margaret,
his daughters Angela, Marie and Joan, sons Eddie and Liam, brother Eamon and sister Rita and all his extended family, neighbours and friends.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis
Our Juniors had their 2nd win in the championship last Thursday against Doon. Great credit to Paul Butler, grandson to Willie, who lined out in goals on the night. Willie would have been very proud. Thanks to both teams for their minutes silence for Willie before throw in. The final score South Liberties 0-15 to Doon 2-04.
Our U15 boys received a walkover from Cappamore in the football. The boys have one match left in two week’s time against Hospital Herbertstown and the winner of this game tops the group