Legends game to kick off anniversary celebrations

Sep 26, 2019 | Archive

Larne Football Club is excited to announce that we will be kicking off our 130th anniversary celebrations with a charity game between Larne Legends and the Northern Ireland Veterans.

The game will take place at Inver Park on Sunday 13th October, with a 2pm kick-off.

Admission is free, with a bucket collection and a raffle on the day with all proceeds going into Larne Football Club NI charity. These donations along with those raised from our matchday Shirt Swap campaign will go towards community projects, including an exciting initiative which will be announced in the coming months.

The 1889 Sports & Social Club will be open pre and post match, with live entertainment by Paul Sexton and a Q & A session with past players and managers alike.

On the announcement of the game, Chairman Gareth Clements said: “Getting the old boys back together last year to play Glentoran Legends was a great success and it was something I was keen to build on.

“When former Larne player Gerry Goodall presented the opportunity to play the Northern Ireland Veterans, I thought it would be a good way of opening our 130th Anniversary year celebrations.

“Along with Gerry, the veterans count local men Danny Maxwell and Billy McCluggage in their ranks, along with big Marty Tabb who spent time at the club both playing and coaching; so there is a bit of a connection there.

“The day will definitely provide a great afternoon of nostalgia both on and off the pitch, with ex-players and managers keen to be involved.

“From Harry Rainey to Paul Malone, from Eddie Spiers to Paul Maguire and from Tommy Kincaid to Francis Smith, there are sure to be plenty of your heroes of yesterday gracing both Inver Park and the 1889 on the day.

It’s definitely a day not to be missed for ardent Larne fans.

If you are an ex –player, coach or manager keen to attend or play please do not hesitate to contact me at chairman@larnefc.com.”

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