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BVIFA mourns passing of member Matthew D. Daly aka 'Shorty'

BVIFA mourns passing of member Matthew D. Daly aka 'Shorty'

he BTVI Football Association (BVIFA) along with the local football fraternity is mourning the death of Matthew D. Daly aka ‘Shorty’ described as a vociferous fan and avid supporter of the game in the Virgin Islands.

55-year-old Daly, a well-known businessman died on September 10, 2020, after allegedly being shot multiple times to the head, sources told Virgin Islands News Online (VINO).

In the BVIFA, Daly held the position of Vice President and Public Relations Officer on the Management Council as well as being a member of the organizing committee for the hosting of the yearly Invitational Masters Tournament.


Leading the tributes on behalf of the BVIFA, Treasurer and a Founder Member, as well as a Vice President of Old Madrid, Kenrik Grant, said the football community has been left shocked at the tragic news.


Shock & Sadness


Leading the tributes on behalf of the BVIFA, Treasurer and a Founder Member, as well as a Vice President of Old Madrid, Kenrik Grant, said the football community has been left in shock at the tragic news.

“It is with great shock and sadness that the Old Madrid Football Club received the news of the death of our brother and member Mr Mathew D. Daly or ‘Shorty’ as he is commonly called… He has been very active in the club on and off the field and he will be greatly missed,” Grant said.

The Vice President also recalled that Daly became active with the club when they formed the veteran’s team 'BVI Masters' to compete in a regional Veterans’ tournament in 2007.

“His passion for football would sometimes cause friction with the coach if he is substituted or not selected to play.”


The bullet-riddled body of Mr Matthew D. Daly was found on the road at Spring Ghut around 1:30pm on September 10, 2020.


Highly passionate about football


Meanwhile, Daly was described as well-groomed, punctual, very competitive and not shy in bringing attention to his abilities

“Old Madrid Football Club express our deepest condolences to the family and many friends of our brother Mathew Daly, and appeal to the public to give the police any assistance that can help to solve this horrific crime,” concluded Grant

Mr Daly was reportedly a father of 6 and also ran a food vending place close to a popular sports bar and nightclub in Free Bottom area.

Police said persons with any information related to the shooting incident are asked to contact Detective Inspector Vernon Larocque; directly on 368-9809 or via the Major Crime Investigation Team on 368-5682.

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