The late Michael Kerley passed away at his Dowdallshill home on December 3rd, 2012. A brilliant gaelic footballer in his youth, he lined out for Dundalk Young Irelands and Louth in the 1950s. In 1953, he was a member of Louth's All-Ireland SFC semi-final panel. After retiring, he maintained a healthy interest in the game, especially his local Dowdallshill GFC club. Greyhound racing was the other great sporting passion of Michael's life.