CLANCY CUP FINAL – SATURDAY 15TH JUNE – CLANCY PARK
Jimmy was involved with Quay Celtic from its very beginning, acting as Treasurer when they competed for the first time in 1967, in Dundalk and District League, a year after the club was founded. In 1974 he introduced schoolboy football into the club, which is still been played today. His work with Quay Celtic led to him becoming involved with the Dundalk and District League and he served it as zealously as he did Quay Celtic, both as Secretary and Chairman.
In 1984 Quay Celtic obtained the land from the Urban Council with Jimmy one of the main drivers in building up the ground and facilities. Unfortunately, Jimmy passed away after a short illness in September 1986, still a relatively young man. On July 19th, 1987, Quay Celtic officially opened their new ground, calling it Clancy Park.
It is a wonderful tribute to a tireless worker who not only served his club but also his beloved Quay area. The Clancy Cup was inaugurated in 1987 in his memory and this is the 33rd final to take place.
Credit: Robbie Rafferty Snr