Death of GAA stalwart Jimmy Nolan

By Dan Walsh

The death has occurred of Jimmy Nolan, (83), peacefully at his home, Clohass, Davidstown, Enniscorthy who was well-known in GAA circles and father of Cheltenham winning horse trainer Paul Nolan.


Born in 1938 at Clohass, Davidstown, Jimmy had a lifelong involvement with the GAA and played hurling for Davidstown GAA Club, Rathnure GAA Club, and Wexford, until a knee injury forced him into retirement from the field of play.

He then got involved with the administration of the GAA and served in a number of positions including selector, referee and chairman of discipline. He had fond memories of the great Wexford hurling teams of the 1950s.

Jimmy was a kind and friendly man with a smile and few words for everybody he knew. He was a good neighbour who devoted his time to his family and the community and he will be dearly missed by all who knew him or made his acquaintance.

FAMILY NOTICE; Jimmy Nolan, Clohass, Davidstown. Peacefully, at home surrounded by his family. Cherished husband of Margaret, dearly loved father of Paul, Mairead, Imelda and James and brother of Betty and the late Dan.

Sadly missed by his loving family, daughters-in-law Taragh and Catherine, his adored grandchildren Sarah, Barry, Darragh, Sean, Taragh, Leah, Katie and Evie, extended family, relatives, neighbours and many friends. May he Rest in Peace.

Reposing at Toberona Stables, Toberona, Davidstown (Eircode Y21 FH00) today Saturday, from 2 o’clock and again on Sunday from 2 o’clock.

Funeral arriving at St. David’s Church, Davidstown on Easter Monday for Funeral Mass at 12 noon with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

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