Legend passes

GLENAVON legend Maurice Masters sadly passed away on Tuesday, April 10 at the age of 85.

Maurice was one of the pivotal players in the Glenavon side that became the first provincial club to lift the League Championship, in the 1951/1952 season.

He went on to play in the league winning Glenavon sides of 1956/57 and 1959/60, also representing Northern Ireland at Amateur level, winning nine caps and scoring one goal.

He missed out on an Irish Cup winners medal at the first time of asking when Glenavon went down to a shock defeat to Dundela in the final in 1955 but he did pick up a winners medal in 1959 when the Lurgan Blues defeated Ballymena United in a replay. Maurice went on to play until he was 41, a 23 year playing career in the Irish League.

The thoughts and prayers of everyone connected with Glenavon Football Club are with Maurice’s family and friends at this sad time.