How did Declan McDowell die, Former Derry city midfielder cause of death explained

Former Derry City captain Declan McDowell has sadly passed away. Let’s see How did Declan McDowell die and Declan McDowell Cause of death in detail.


How did Declan McDowell die?

Declan McDowell, midfielder for Former Derry city, has passed away.

Don Bosco Football club shared the devastating news on Social media.

It read,

“It’s with great sadness I have to report that Derry City and Finn Harps legend Declan McDowell has died. Declan was a total Gentleman in every way and a friend to anyone who knew him. Declan’s son young Declan is one of our coaches at the minute. To Helen and family we pass on our condolences from everyone at the club and friends further afield. Rest in peace dear friend. 😢🙏

Declan’s remains will lay in state at his late family’s residence at 13 Lindenwood Park in Foyle Springs beginning at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31. The funeral procession leaves from there on February 2nd at 11:20 a.m. for a 12 p.m. requiem mass at Holy Family Church in Ballymagroarty. The next day, the burial will take place in the city cemetery. From 9 p.m. until 11 a.m., Wake House stays private.


Declan McDowell Cause of death

We’re sorry to have to inform you that Declan McDowell has passed away.

Declan McDowell was regarded as having a friendly personality. Many people must be curious to know the Declan McDowell cause of death in light of the recent news.

The precise Declan McDowell cause of death hasn’t been revealed, yet. As soon as we find out more information, we’ll update this story.


Who was Declan McDowell?

Declan was a midfielder who first played for Oxford United Stars of Derry before moving on to play Northern Ireland Intermediate football with Derry City, Coleraine, and Finn Harps.

He signed for Derry City in December 1985 under Noel King, and on December 1 at Belgium Park, he made his debut for the Candystripes in a 2-0 victory over Monaghan United. Declan’s performance as a Derry City player in the Irish League and League of Ireland was exceptional.

He was one of many Derry men who helped Finn Harps overcome St. Patrick’s Athletic 3-1 at Dalymount Park to win the 1974 FAI Cup, which remains the club’s lone significant prize in senior football.

Brendan Bradley (2) and Charlie Ferry, all from Derry, scored the goals on that particular day. The other members of the team were McDowell, the O’Doherty brothers, Jim Smith, Peter Hutton, and Paddy McGrory. Declan made his debut for the Candystripes in a 2-0 victory over Monaghan United at Belgium Park on December 1, 1985. Declan joined Noel King at Derry City in December 1985.

On that particular day, Sean Boyle, Nelson Da Silva, Owen Da Gama, Stuart Gauld, and Noel King all made their professional debuts. Only McDowell, out of the entire Derry team, had been present during the infamous match against Ballymena United thirteen years prior, which resulted in the club’s expulsion from the Irish League.

He continued to play for the Candystripes in the League of Ireland, making 40 matches and serving 13 times as captain. In addition, he served as captain when Derry City defeated Longford Town to win the Shield after the 1985–86 season, giving them their first-ever League of Ireland title.


Tributes to Declan McDowell 

Many people expressed their profound sympathies to his family and expressed how much they loved him. The news of this occurrence has upset his supporters and fans.

Fin Harps FC wrote,

Everyone at the club wishes to offer our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Declan McDowell who sadly passed away yesterday. Declan was part of our 1974 FAI Cup winning team and is 10th in the club’s all time appearances list. May he rest in peace.”


Derry City FC wrote,

Derry City FC is deeply saddened today by news of the death of former team captain, Declan McDowell. Declan held the distinction of having played for the Candystripes in both the Irish League and the League of Ireland.”


Billy Scampton wrote,

“I am greatly saddened to learn of the passing of Derry City F.C. & Finn Harps F.C. legend Declan McDowell. An absolute gentleman off the pitch and as hard as nails on the pitch, my condolences to his family and may God rest him.”


One of the worst things anyone can go through in life is losing a loved one. Any journey must have a destination at the end. The person’s time on earth has regrettably come to an end now that they have died.

We wish him eternal peace and send our thoughts and prayers to his loved ones, family, friends. May he rest in peace.

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