Above is one of the few photos of the late Val Forde, who drowned in Emy Lake while
trying to recover a ball for youngsters, who were playing on the shore. It happened
on the evening of August 14th 1964 and his body was not recovered until the next
afternoon. This was a huge devastation to his family and to the entire community.
He was a terrific footballer and was a star midfielder for Monaghan U21's V Donegal
just a week prior to his death.