It is with great sadness that we write of the passing of Davy Lewsley. Davy is known by many throughout Ireland for his love of Irish music and Céilí dancing. Within our own club he held the position of youth club caretaker for over 20 years but in truth he was much more than this- groundsman, kit man, fundraiser, bus driver, trip organiser, painter/ decorator and much more – all for the club he loved and of which he was deeply proud.
He almost single-handedly organised a trip for the 1989 U-12 Boys League & Championship winning team to travel to St Finbarr’s GAA Club, Co Cork where they were honoured to be pictured with the old Sam Maguire Cup.
Other trips organised by Davy included ventures to Castlegar, Co Galway, home of the famous Connelly hurling brothers, for the U-12 camogie team as well as youth club trips to Co Clare , London and several exchanges to Germany.
Anyone who needed a helping hand- Davy was always there and fulfilled every task asked of him with his ever present broad grin. So many young people would owe Davy a debt of gratitude for the opportunity to travel outside their local area be it to football, netball, camogie or youth club activities.
In more recent times Davy came out of retirement to star in our drama sections plays with roles such as Mr Bumbles in Oliver and also the laundry man in Annie, to mention a few.
I’m sure we all have our own particular memory of Davy. He was very much loved throughout the club.
Codladh sámh a Dháithí. Is fíorghael thú