Brave Limerick hurling fan Noah thrilled to wear the green for Liam visit

Anthony Geoghegan


Anthony Geoghegan

Noah Quish with the MacCarthy Cup

Noah Quish with the MacCarthy Cup

WHILE the All-Ireland winning panel showed great courage against the mighty Tribesmen back in August, their bravery is more than matched by 20-month old Noah Quish, from Monaleen in Limerick.

Noah was diagnosed with an Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) and was also diagnosed with laryngomalacia, both causing severe breathing issues.

The young hurling fan also suffers from a rare case of scoliosis which means his spine has developed in a sideways curved shape.

At only five months old, Noah underwent open-heart surgery and has been recovering ever since.

However, from viewing Noah’s sheer delight when the Liam MacCarthy cup arrived at his home, you wouldn’t be able to tell the obstacles the young man has faced already in his life.

His mother, Una O’Donnell was delighted to see him with the trophy and says his spirits remain high.

”It was lovely for him to get to see it, and get all dressed up like he did watching the match back then.

“He has a long road ahead of him with appointments and surgeries, but he’s doing good now,” Ms O’Donnell added.

Noah will also feature in the 2019 Heart Children Ireland calendar, in what will be his second appearance in a row in the annual calendar.

The sixth annual calendar is available to purchase at for €10; all proceeds go towards the Heart Children Ireland foundation.