Tributes have been paid towards one of Drogheda United’s coaches who died following a car collision in Co Meath yesterday. The three-car collision occurred on the R152 at Keenogue, Duleek, which resulted in two deaths.
One of the men who died in the collision was identified as David Conroy, who was a coach for Drogheda United’s U14 side.
Conroy, who was well-known in the Laytown area, was the director for football of Laytown United Football Club and was described as an inspiration to young footballers.
Laytown United paid tribute to Conroy on Facebook, stating, “It is with deepest regret that we share the devastating news of the tragic passing of our friend and director of football David Conroy.”
“Our whole community is shocked and deeply saddened by this news. Dave was not only a coach or committee member, he was and always will be at the centre of everything that is Laytown Utd FC.”
Out of respect, all club activities are to cease until further notice.
Describing the news as “absolutely shocking”, local Fine Gael Councillor Sharon Tolan said, “He was heavily involved in Laytown United Football Club, he was a great football person and he was very dedicated to young people and their progression of football,”.
Drogheda United Football Club paid tribute to Conroy’s death, posting the following statement on Facebook, “Our club is built on volunteers and fans and David was the finest of both. Many of you will also know David as the father of Alex Conroy from our social media team and already a legend around our club.”
“To all David’s family, we send all of our love. David, thank you for everything. Rest in peace, friend.”