Liffey Valley loses a great club man
Tuesday, 24 November, 2020

Sandpitts Cottage, Islandbridge, Dublin 8

The club were sad to hear of the passing of former clubman David Cunningham who was a member of the club in the late seventies and early eighties. Davy was a very talented athlete and who ran for Dunboyne Athletic Club as a Junior and won the Leinster Junior Cross country title along with other championships at 800 Mtrs, 1500 mtrs 5000 mtrs and Steeplechase.

He joined Liffey Valley in the late seventies improving further and was a vital part of successful teams for a number of years over Road, Cross Country and Track. Davy was a great competitor who never shirked a challenge when he donned the club singlet which he wore with pride on so many occasions. When he retired he retained a great interest in how the clubs athletes and teams were performing up to the current day.

Coming from a family steeped in athletics his son Richard was also a talented athlete who competed for the club for a number of years with success in early 2000s.

All our lives will be the poorer of the loss of Davy particularly his wife Betty and his son Richard and our thoughts and prayers are with them at this sad time.

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