Belinda Scott Obitury, Death – It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we announce the passing of our esteemed former colleague and former chairman of the Galway branch, Dave Daly. Dave departed from this world in early June, leaving behind a void that will be impossible to fill. His loss has deeply affected all who had the privilege of knowing him. Dave was not merely a brilliant official; he was a true icon in the world of refereeing. His dedication, passion, and unwavering commitment to the sport were evident in every game he officiated. His impartiality and exceptional knowledge of the game earned him the respect and admiration of players, coaches, and fellow referees alike.
Beyond his successful career as a referee, Dave’s impact extended far beyond the field. He possessed an incredible ability to mentor and guide new referees, providing invaluable support and encouragement as they embarked on their own officiating journeys. Many owe their success to Dave’s wisdom and guidance, as he selflessly invested his time and expertise in nurturing the next generation of referees. Dave’s legacy within our branch and the wider refereeing community will endure for generations to come. His contributions were instrumental in elevating the standards of officiating and ensuring the fair play that lies at the heart of the sport. His passion for the game and his commitment to fairness and integrity were unmatched, serving as an inspiration to all who had the pleasure of working with him.
Outside of his professional pursuits, Dave was a warm and compassionate individual. He possessed a contagious sense of humor that could instantly light up a room and put everyone at ease. His kindness, generosity, and genuine interest in the well-being of others made him a beloved friend and confidant to many. Dave’s presence will be sorely missed, and the void left by his departure is a testament to the impact he had on our lives.
Dave Daly’s memory will forever remain etched in our hearts and minds. The Galway branch and the wider refereeing community mourn the loss of an exceptional colleague, mentor, and friend. We extend our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones during this difficult time. May they find solace in the knowledge that Dave’s legacy will endure, and his spirit will live on in the hearts of all those who had the privilege of knowing him. Rest in peace, dear Dave. Your contributions will never be forgotten, and your presence will be dearly missed.