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Richard (Dick) Dowling and Derry (Dermot) Noonan RIP

By Mary Morgan Mon 1st Apr

Richard (Dick) Dowling and Derry (Dermot) Noonan RIP
Richard (Dick) Dowling and Derry (Dermot) Noonan RIP

Kilkenny GAA is saddened to learn of the passing of two great former Kilkenny GAA referees, Richard (Dick) Dowling and Derry (Dermot) Noonan.

Dick and Derry served as referees for Kilkenny in the 1960’s and 1970’s and, between them, refereed upwards of 20 County Finals.  Both men were highly regarded and respected both on and off the field.

Dick, a native of Glenmore and father of referee Richard Dowling, won an All-Ireland Colleges Final with St Kieran’s College in 1957.

Derry, a native of Kilmoganny, was an All-Ireland Junior Hurling winner with Kildare in 1962.

Kilkenny GAA extends its sympathies to the Dowling and Noonan families.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha.




1957 St Kieran’s College All-Ireland Champions

Back Row: Kevin Mahony, Mick Carroll, Tim Murphy, Kieran Fitzgearld, Sean Murray, Joe O’Donnell, Dick Dowling, Martin Campion, Martin Duggan, Humphrey O’Sullivan.

Front Row: Austin McMahon, Har Hickey, Martin Walsh, Michael Ryan, Ted Carroll (Captain), P.J. Mahoney, Eddie Keher, Dick Walsh, Ollie Harrington, Tom White, (Absent: Dick Lynch).


Dick Dowling


By Mary Morgan Mon 1st Apr

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