Last November, members of the Westmeath Football & Hurling Club in New York were left devastated by the tragic death of Dermot Kenny.
Dermot was a star hurler for his native Delvin in the 1980s and 1990s before moving to the Big Apple where he ran a successful construction business. He continued to line out for the Westmeath club in New York and was named Club Person of the Year in 2016.
Now, as a way of honouring his memory, the club have retired Dermot's number 9 jersey for the season, while each player will wear the number 9 on the sleeve of their training top with the initials DK inserted in the number.
The Westmeath.hurling team New York will be remembering our great friend and club member Dermot Kenny this year as we retire the number 9 jersey for the season and each player will wear the number 9 on the sleeve of training top with Dermots intals on the 9 @DelvinGaa #DK pic.twitter.com/NYZzyZ9bbP— WestmeathGaaNY (@WestmeathNy) April 25, 2019