THE death took place on New Year’s Day of Dave Errity who was well-known in both the thoroughbred and non-thoroughbred worlds and whose interest in sport ventured far beyond the realms of equestrianism.

Dave, who was born in 1935, was originally from Mullingar. It was there that his passion for horses developed while he also represented the midlands town in rugby and played on the Westmeath Gaelic football minor team.