Remembering Ted Drummond and Norman Conway

Oct 27, 2021 | Archive

Larne Football Club has been saddened to hear of the passing of two influential men, on and of the park, in recent days in the form of Ted Drummond and Norman Conway.

Ted Drummond is a former chairman of the club in the 1970’s and also served as a board member during his time at Inver Park.

Norman, meanwhile, was defender of great renown. Not only for his ability on the ground and in the air, but he is also synonymous with the club’s golden age of Steel & Sons Cup victories – captaining the club in their last successful Steel Cup final of 1971.

It may be almost half a century since Norman turned out in Larne colours, but his name is still fondly remembered by many supporters at Inver Park.

Chairman Gareth Clements said: “A sad week for the club as Ted Drummond was laid to rest on Tuesday morning and we learned yesterday of the passing of club legend Norman Conway.

“Ted was a real character around the club for many years, who held various positions and helped raise much needed funds on many occasions during this period. I was lucky enough to have known Ted, and enjoyed his company on many club trips during the 80’s.

“I don’t think I was lucky enough to see Norman Conway play, but I did get to meet him on occasion. I grew up hearing stories from my Grandad, father, good friend Jim Hagan and our legendary manager Sandy Shields about Norman.

“Each to a man waxed lyrical about Norman’s leadership qualities and famous heading ability. Norman hadn’t been in great health for a while, but his passing has still come as a shock. The thoughts and prayers of everyone at the club are with both families at this sad time.

Both men will be sorely missed and we thank them for all they contributed to the history of our club. Our sympathies and prayers are extended to the Drummond and Conway family circles at this time.

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