Jim Daly Obituary, Death Cause – Jim “The Legend” Daly was a former club player, and the members of Castlemaine United F.C. are profoundly saddened to learn of the untimely departure from our local community of one of life’s great gentlemen and characters. Jim “The Legend” Daly passed away in recent days. Jim was definitely endowed with natural talent on the playing field from an early age, and he served as an example to a great number of players during the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s during his career, which can only be regarded as outstanding.
Jim came before the era of tactics, strength and conditioning coaches, nutritionists, dressing rooms, showers, defensive coaches, development squads, and so on,” was how journalist and former Kerry District League PRO Mortimer Murphy eloquently portrayed Jim yesterday in his online memorial post. “Jim came before the era of defensive coaches, development squads, and so on.” Jim was a man of great wit and humor, and he charmed many an audience over the years with his stories. He is widely considered to have been one of the best soccer players to ever come out of Kerry.
Many former teammates and opponents will quite rightly attest to Jim’s all-around quality over many years of playing a sport he loved, including his incredibly powerful aerial presence that saw him bag so many goals over the course of a lengthy career. However, lest you be mistaken for thinking that Jim couldn’t mix it up on the ground, unfortunately for defenders, he was equally as capable with the ball at his feet as Jim had a keen eye for goal, and this aligned with the natural ability Once he crossed the white line, another one of Jim’s important strengths was his versatility. Inevitably, he will be known for his prowess in the striker role; nevertheless, marshaling a defense from center-back was another fine art he perfected with ease when the situation called for it. Jim’s versatility was a vital strength once he entered the game.