The Cortown club have posted the following tribute to former player Davy Kenny who has passed away in Australia.

In the photo Davy is front right of the senior squad from 2004.

It is with the greatest of sadness that we bring you news of the passing of Davy Kenny. The term ‘larger than life’ often gets bandied about but it was never more fitting a description for Davy who was a true larger than life character in every sense of the word to all who knew him.

Before departing to Australia, Davy was one of the friendliest and most instantly recognisable figures around. His smile was infectious as was his charisma and his ability to light up even the dullest of rooms.

Davy, like many of his childhood friends, represented Cortown with great pride and distinction and was part of the Under 21 team that were beaten by Skryne in a Championship Semi-Final in 2003 where he lined out at wing forward. Before setting sail for Australia, he was part of the Cortown team which defeated Gaeil Colmcille in 2004 in the Division 2 B League Final.

A diehard Blackburn Rovers supporter, Davy often travelled to Ewood Park with a host of other Cortown men,. I’m sure the stories could be legendary but they will be the fondest of memories held by those fortunate enough to have been in Davy’s company during such trips.

Despite being thousands of miles away and fighting his own battle, he took part in our Do It for Dan run last May and was delighted to play his part for another young man fighting his own battle.

At this stage, the club would like to extend our deepest sympathies to his wife Mairead and 3 young children Jack, Eoin and Donnacha who he leaves behind. We would also ask you all to keep the Kenny family in your thoughts and prayers especially his Mother Eileen, Father Joe as well as brothers Bobby and Karl and sisters Aileen and Joanna at this extremely difficult time. Finally to his wide array of friends here in Cortown, Australia and dotted across the globe, Davy will be never be too far away.