York City Knights can regretfully confirm that former player and 100 Club Member Danny Sheehan passed away yesterday.
Danny made 379 appearances for York after debuting in 1961 before going on to coach the team. He passed away at the age of 79. He was a born and bred York native and was based in the city throughout his life. While he played for other clubs during his career, York was where his heart was.
After speaking to Danny’s daughter today, she shared that he had enjoyed playing his part in Heritage Weekend and that, on Saturday, he got to meet up with friends who he had both played with and coached.
Danny presented Ronan Dixon with his match shirt on Saturday at our Legends’ Luncheon.
The Club are currently liaising with Danny’s family and our thoughts are with them and his friends at this time.
Ahead of our home match against Batley Bulldogs on Monday 18th July, we will be holding a minute’s silence in his memory.
Rest In Peace Danny Sheehan, #998.