In poignant remembrance

Posted : 13th January 2018 at 00:03:20

On January 4, just over four years ago, an injury time goal from Mark Haughey sealed a dramatic comeback 3-2 win for Linfield at Warrenpoint.

The mood on the team coach on the return journey to Belfast was understandably a particularly happy one.

Those who were present that day will always look back at that happy day for an extra special and poignant reason because it was to turn out to be the last time the Linfield Trustee Billy Meikle saw his beloved Linfield team in action.

A few days later Billy set off on a family holiday to Spain where sadly and suddenly, he passed away on January 13 - exactly four years ago today.

On this poignant anniversary date of Billy's sad passing, it just happens (quite appropriately almost) that Linfield FC will return to Warrenpoint and special personal memories of Billy on that unforgettable day after Mark Haughey's late winner will be recalled by those who were privileged to be there to share the memorable and enjoyable occasion.

4 years to the very day after Billy's sad passing, Linfield FC recalls with great affection the late, great former Linfield Trustee and greatly respected, hugely popular and well known gentle giant of a man.

Billy continues to be greatly missed by his many friends at Windsor Park and much further afield and the thoughts of everyone are with his wife Joan, sons William and Glenn, daughters Gill and Julie and the wider family circle on this most poignant of dates.

Gone but never to be forgotten.

Audaces Fortuna Juvat



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