The late Mick Daly (1932-2010) of Courtbane, Hackballscross - who passed away on February 14th, 2010 - was a founding member of Naomh Malachi GFC in 1966. The GAA was his great passion and Mick also supported Crossmaglen and Armagh. He was instrumental in the development of Naomh Malachi's facilities at Courtbane in the early '80s, providing manpower and machinery to carry out groundworks and pitch levelling. He introduced underage coaching to the club in the mid-eighties and this led to the success enjoyed by Naomh Malachi over the past two decades. He passed on his great love of the club to his sons Micheal, Ruairi and Feidhlim. Naomh Malachi GFC provided a Guard of Honour at Mick's funeral.