Michael ‘Ducky’ Ormonde, a Waterford hurling star of the 1970s and respected member and senior hurling manager of Lismore GAA, passed away on Wednesday, 8th August.
Earning a reputation as a powerful scoring forward during his county career with the Déise and his local club Lismore, ‘Ducky’ became one of the stars of Wexford hurling in dark ages for the county of the 70s.
Alongside his two brothers Richie and Billy, the Ormonde boys made up the greatest GAA family ever to represent Lismore.
It is testament to the respect for the Ormondes in Waterford GAA that when mother of the three men Delia, herself a great fan of the sport, passed away earlier this year the Waterford News & Star noted “the vast representation from so many ‘outside’ clubs.”
Our sincere sympathies are with wife Margaret, children Enda, Michael, Martin and Seán, grandchild Ellis, brothers Ritchie and Billy, and the rest of the Ormonde family and friends.
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