The late Walter Dick, The Turrets, Charleville who sadly passed away on May 16th will be remembered fondly by all coursing supporters who had the privilege of ever attending a meeting where he officiated as judge, a position he held for over 40 years having judged his first meeting at the age of 22.
A wonderful horseman, always immaculately turned out and very professional, he also added great colour and life to proceedings. He could often be heard on horseback telling a wayward hare to get home for herself. He was probably the last judge to allocate points to the working greyhound and with Walter the first turn was never enough to guarantee the flag. He and Clounanna were the perfect fit and the image of him galloping down past the stands in February 1999 having pulled the flag for the last ever Irish Cup to be staged at Charity Meadows (Clounanna) will live forever in the memory of all present. He would return to judge the 2007 Irish Cup at Limerick Racecourse. In 2005, having held his licence for 39 years, he was selected to judge at the National Meeting in Clonmel. As always he carried out his duties in exemplary fashion and the final flag of the three days was that thrilling Derby final course between Yes Jimmy Ha and Tynwald Smokey.
‘We shall not see his like again’.
Pre-deceased by his son Evan. Our sincere sympathy to the Dick family on their great loss, especially to his wife Maura and children Josephine, Lianne, Padraig, Edmund & Wally and extended family.
Reposing at his residence (P56 PF88) on Saturday, May 18th, from 4pm to 7.30pm. Requiem Mass at 12 noon on Sunday in The Holy Cross Church, Charleville followed by burial in The Holy Cross Cemetery.
May he Rest In Peace.
(Thanks to Yvonne Harrington for photo)