Death of ex United chair­man Joe Fay

Drogheda Independent - - NEWS -

THE death took place on Sun­day night of Joe Fay, for­mer League of Ire­land player, chair­man of Drogheda United and a trail­blazer when it came to the travel in­dus­try.

The soft spo­ken man from the Bull Ring of­fi­cially opened Fay Travel at 40 West Street on Fe­bru­ary 1 1968, with two direc­tors, Charles Walsh and Donal Kin­sella.

They pro­vided the full ser­vice, air reser­va­tions, sea reser­va­tions,, con­ti­nen­tal and cruise hol­i­days and Joe man­aged the con­cern with the help of two clerks, Linda Quigley of Mell and Tommy Faulkner of Yel­low­bat­ter.

Joe would later spend time in the US and also lived in Yel­low­bat­ter be­fore re­turn­ing home to Drogheda in re­cent years.

He be­came in­volved with Drogheda United and be­came chair­man of the club in 2003, with the aim to ac­cel­er­ate the club’s plans to re­lo­cate to a new sta­dium in the town.

Joe was also a noted ath­lete, win­ning a num­ber of ti­tles.

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