McCoy, Davy

Though Bradford is hardly a gaelic football nursery, the late Davy McCoy came from this part of Yorkshire to Ardee and served the Marys with distinction, on and off the field of play. He won back-to-back MFCs with the Marys in 1972 and '73 and went on to represent both the Marys and Louth at senior level. Winner of two county U21 medals, Davy was on the St Marys team that defeated Cooley, after a replay, in the 1975 SFC final and completed the double by adding a Cardinal O'Donnell souvenir. A brilliant footballer with a great pair of hands, he also lined out in the SFC and O'Donnell deciders of 1978 and completed the set by winning ACC Cups both that year and again in 1983. After hanging up his boots, Davy went on to serve his club as a selector and his contribution to St Marys over the years was so substantial that he is fondly remembered in Pairc Mhuire as 'the real McCoy'.

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