A day to remember Davy McCoy in Ardee

The late Davy McCoy
Ardee is set to celebrate the life of Davy McCoy when the community comes together for a Day To Remember this Saturday (May 4)

Ardee is set to celebrate the life of Davy McCoy when the community comes together for a Day To Remember this Saturday (May 4)

The day will feature a 40k cycle, a 5k fun run and walk and a Football Legends tournament as well as a host of other entertainment.

Former Louth and St Mary’s footballer Davy passed away last December after a short illness, and a unique day of events have been organised in his honour, in aid of Ardee Hospice Homecare. All the activities will start from Davy’s beloved Ardee St Mary’s GAA Club, which will be the hub of the Day To Remember.

The 40k cycle is open to all and will be supervised by Ardee Cycling Club. Registration is at 11.0, with the event starting at 12 noon. The 5k run will be overseen by Ardee and District Athletic Club and will be an ideal warm-up for those taking part in the Boyne 10k that weekend.

Registration is from 1.0 onwards with the fun run or walk beginning at 2.30 and, again, all are welcome.

Many familiar faces from the past will be lining out in the Football Legends match at 5.30 which will feature a host of St Mary’s and Louth heroes through the years.

There will be music, entertainment and festivities for all the family throughout the day and into the evening.

“We made Davy a promise that we would have a day to remember – a day to celebrate his life and his many interests,” said Vinny McCoy who is part of a committee of Davy’s friends and family who have come together to organise this celebration.

“Davy lived his life to the full and the whole day is a celebration of his interests and activities,” said Vinny.

He went on to say, “Davy was one of the founders of the Football Legends, was a marshall for the cycling club and walked every morning,

“The key to this day is participation. We want to see you at the field taking part in some shape or form, enjoying yourself and have a good time in a day of community celebration.

Vinny went on to encourge people to take part in what he promised would be “one of the great days in Ardee.”

He concluded, “We have been bowled over by the manner in which all aspects of the community are getting behind the day.”