All-Ireland medal stolen in Oylegate

By Dan Walsh

A treasured All-Ireland senior hurling medal won in 1948 and jewelleries were amongst the items stolen in a burglary at a residence in Farnatrane, Oylegate, last Friday that occurred sometime between 4pm and 7pm.

The hurling medal from 1948 had been the possession the late Waterford player Daithí de Paor (David Power) and was held in the safe-keeping by his daughter Siún O’Mahoney.

Ms O’Mahoney noticed that there had been a break-in in her home after someone had gained access through a window. She said that the medal was the first thing she had checked. “It’s very, very upsetting. This is a family heirloom. It was to be passed down,” Ms. O’Mahoney told RTÉ News.

Contact ENNISCORTHY GARDA STATION on 053 9242580.

“We are all devastated as a family. I was the custodian. Both my parents are deceased,” she said and added; “It was my job to keep it safe and now it’s gone.”

Ms O’Mahoney has pleaded with whoever stole the medal to return it and for anyone with information to get in touch with local gardaí. “We just want it returned. It means so much to us,” pleaded Ms. O’Mahoney.

Several other items of jewellery were also stolen during the burglary.

Gardaí in Enniscorthy are appealing for anyone with information to contact them on 053 9242580, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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