Dowdallshill GAA club was dealt another cruel blow when one of their key players, Enda Hughes, lost his life in a tragic accident in Letterkenny on February 14, 2009. The Dundalk-based Garda - a Mayo native - died tragically at the stag weekend for his team-mate Eamon Kissane. Enda moved to Dundalk in 2003 and joined the club shortly afterwards. He went on to play a key role in Dowdallshill's fortunes for the next six years. He made a number of appearances for Louth and was a driving force behind the club's historic treble win, scoring the winning point in the JFC final. He was a totally committed clubman and a young man who appeared to have his whole life ahead of him. Members of Dowdallshill GF&AC and The Neale GAA club in Mayo formed a Guard of Honour alongside members of An Garda Siochana at his funeral.