Sunday 17 December 2017

Many pay tribute to David as local community rocked to core

Esther Hayden

Tributes have flooded in for the late David Motcha Walsh who was allegedly murdered in Australia.

29-year-old David from Moran Park was a devoted father of three with his daughters being described as 'his entire life'.

Jackser Owens, Chairman of Enniscorthy United, paid tribute to David.

'He played with us for a number of years. He was a very nice chap, a good footballer. I'd like to extend sympathy to the Walsh family on their very tragic loss. David was a good club member, He was always very jolly and was very good at keeping the team spirit going in the dressing room. He was always ready with a laugh and a smile.

'He was a very hard worker and comes from a very hard working and respectable family. The Walsh's have always been great neighbours.'

A moment of silence in honour of David was observed before Sunday's match between Enniscorthy United and St Leonard's.

The Moran Park, Bellefield and St Aidan's Community Watch group also paid tribute to David saying that news of his death rocked the entire town.

'Our small community and town has been rocked to its core yet again at the horrific news of the death of David 'Motcha' Walsh. Only a young man taken way too early with his whole life in front of him.

'All of us here at the neighbourhood watch would like to offer our sincere condolences to all of the Walsh family and especially David's three young daughters who were his entire life..Sleep well Motcha.'

Principal of Enniscorthy Vocational College Dr Iain Wickham extended sympathy to David's family and friends at this difficult time.

'As a past pupil of Enniscorthy Vocational College it was with great sadness that the school community heard of David's unexpected passing. On behalf of the school I'd like to offer our condolences to all his family and friends at this difficult time.'

On social media there were also many tributes paid to David.

Arek Pande wrote: 'RIP Motcha. You were way too young to die. So sad news. Condolences to family and friends. Was a great man.'

Georgina Flynn wrote: 'No words. RIP Motcha. Thinking of your family and friends. Life's way too cruel. May the angels comfort them close to you.'

Sean Dwyer wrote: 'Very sad to hear the news, RIP Motcha, thoughts are with the Walsh family.'

Lar Breen wrote: 'RIP Motcha, type of guy who quietly went out of his way to help me when I was playing for Enniscorthy United. Always making sure I was ok, always had my back. I remember thee was a big lad giving me sh**e out day trying to break me up, the guy was a tank, a lot bigger than me back then so Motcha shouted Lar don't let me do that.

'At half time he said to me you're playing great Larry but this half we'll be swapping sides. I heard him asking the guy did he think he was a hard man picking on that smaller chap. Next I see a mass fight kicks off. He was sent off, He walked past me saying now Larry get stuck in there I got that f**ker for ya, always loyal and good to everyone one the team. I never got to thank him for it. A good lad he was, no doubt about it.'

Catherine Dempsey wrote: 'A tragedy has struck out little town of Enniscorthy. Such shocking news. Feels so surreal to say it but RIP Motcha.'

Lee Dunbar wrote: 'A small town and a lot of people left shocked worldwide. RIP Motcha.'

Kira Katie O'Brien wrote: 'The world is so cruel, three young girls without a father. Rest in Peace Motcha. You will be sadly missed by many, especially your little angels. Thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends at this sad time.'

Hayden Kelly wrote: 'Having a drink for you buddy, can't believe you're gone. Wish you were here having one with us, we had great times since I came to Sydney. You will never be forgotten, love you brother.'

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