It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we share the news that our great friend and club stalwart Dave Cox passed away earlier today.
Fondly known as “Coxy” he held many roles over the years – Juvenile Chairman, fundraiser, manager of various teams and he organized almost every event and was on nearly every committee we have – he simply never stopped.
The Go-To Guy
Dave was well known as the go-to guy, the person who would get something – anything – done. No fuss, no fanfare, and no chance that he would accept any praise from anyone, it just wasn’t his way.
Originally from the Claddagh, Dave quickly made the community and the club his home and was very proud of all things Moycullen.
His reach and influence extended way beyond the football club. Well known for organizing and supporting events to better the community – Sleep outs, St Patricks Day Parades, Fundraisers for local charities, events & schools and a remarkable ability to convince people that jumping into a freezing Galway Bay for a Christmas Day swim was a good idea.
A Proud Father
Dave was especially proud when his sons, Jamie, Daniel and Charlie represented both Club and County with distinction on the football fields. It was fitting that one of his last games was to watch Charlie help Galway win the All Ireland minor final 2 weeks ago. A very proud day for him to be with Phil, Katie, Robyn, Jamie & Daniel to see the youngest of the family on his big day.
A modest man with a great heart and a side of mischief – he left a legacy behind that will be forever remembered by us all.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Phil, daughters Katie & Robyn and sons Jamie, Daniel and Charlie.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.
The death has occurred of David Cox
Tooreeny, Moycullen, Galway / Galway City, Galway
Formerly of Fr Griffin Rd., Galway. Peacefully surrounded by his loving family, after an illness borne with great courage. Loving husband to Philomena and devoted father to Katie, Robyn, Jamie, Daniel and Charlie.
Predeceased by his parents Betty and Tom, father-in-law Tommy Snr. and brother-in-law Tommy Jnr.
Loyal brother to Margaret, Marie, Thomas, Christopher, Michael, Gerard (Furbo), Stephen (Australia), Elizabeth, Johnny (Dublin), Robert, Brendan and Jennifer.
Sadly missed by his wife, sons and daughters, sisters and brothers, mother-in-law Patricia and the extended Keane and Cox family, nephews and nieces, a wide circle of friends and dear neighbours amongst the Moycullen community, who fondly knew him as a ‘Townie’.
Reposing at ‘ÁISÉIRÍ’ Community Rooms, Church Road, Moycullen (H91 Y54A) on Friday, 22 July, from 4.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Removal from David’s home on Saturday morning, 23 July to arrive at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Moycullen in advance of Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Livestream link for Mass through the parish https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/church-of-the-immaculate-concepton
Following Mass David will be laid to rest in the adjoining graveyard.
House Private, please. Family flowers only, by request, donations, if desired, to the Galway Hospice.
And until we meet again,
May God Hold you in the palm of his hand
May his gentle loving soul rest in peace.