The history of Glenavon Football Club is to be recalled in a book marking the Club’s 125th anniversary.
Plans are afoot to launch the book ahead of Christmas, hopefully at the Coleraine game on December 13.
The Lurgan Blues are a club with a proud tradition, started from humble beginnings and flourishing to become a team of firsts – first provincial side to win the Irish League, the first to do the double – they even became ground-breakers when they flew to a game in Scotland. From those early days, their rise from junior football and admittance into the Irish League, the book charts the fabulous Fifties and the successful Sixties. Those dark days in the mid-2000s, culminating in the club’s first ever relegation, are also included. But this is a book with a happy ending and concludes with Gary Hamilton’s men winning the Irish Cup last season.
It also reflects on the sacrifices made by the club’s players during the Great War, a timely reminder in the 100th anniversary of World War I.
Inside you will find records of the great matches, the fantastic players and some of the best-known personalities who have been the club’s lifeblood. A insightful look at the club, the book also contains a complete record of achievements over the past 125 years.