Jimmy Jones ‘a witty man who loved a joke’

The funeral of Jimmy Jones - former Belfast Celtic, Fulham and Glenavon footballer.

The funeral of Jimmy Jones - former Belfast Celtic, Fulham and Glenavon footballer.

0
Have your say

More than 350 mourners at the funeral of Irish League football legend Jimmy Jones on Saturday heard how his love of football started in his childhood.

During the service mourners at Holy Trinity Parish Church in Waringstown wore football memorabilia marking out Mr Jones’ dazzling career. He was buried in Lurgan Cemetery.

Rev Bryan Martin told how the 85-year-old, one of the most prolific scorers in the history of the local game, “began playing football while still at school with Lurgan Tech and the Boys Brigade, followed by spells with the Lurgan Intermediate club Sunnyside and Glenavon Juniors”.

 

Back to the top of the page