Amy remembered at Torro Utd games
The commitment, courage and good-humoured demeanour of soccer player Amy English was recalled at the home of Torro Utd this morning when a minute's silence was held to honour the memory of the young woman who tragically lost her life in a traffic accident last June.
Amy English was travelling in a car between Navan and Slane when she was involved in an accident. Amy lost our life as did Conor McColgan (23) who was travelling in the car with her at the time. The vehicle they were travelling in collided with a lorry.
Amy was the daughter of Emma English, the former partner of ex-FAI chief executive, John Delaney. Amy lived in Navan, while Mr McColgan was from Co Derry and is also understood to have been living in Navan.
A keen sports fan Amy played soccer for Trim Celtic before signing for Torro Utd who play in the North East Football League Women's Premier Division. Both sides were drawn to play each other at what was the start of a new season at Powderly Park this morning.
Before the game Trim Celtic made a presentation of a jersey to Amy's father James English who is a coach with Torro and Amy's brother Daniel English who is director of football at Corduff FC. The presentation was made by Trim club officials Christy Ginnerty and Brian McCreary.
There was a then a minute's silence held to remember Amy with both players from both teams standing around the centre-circle. At the same time the men's teams from Torro Utd and Bay FC who, were fixed to play each other in an adjoining pitch, also observed the minute's silence in what was a emotional and poignant morning for those involved with the Meath club - and everyone else present.
"Amy was a great girl, loads of fun, always up for a laugh. As a footballer she was really talented she had a lot of experience as she played with other teams including Trim Celtic," commented Jennifer Byrne the Torro Utd captain.
A more detailed report on a poignant morning will be given in the next issue of the Meath Chronicle