Funeral held for tragic Robert ‘Archie’ Rainey

Family and friends of Robert (ARCHIE) Rainey pictured as  they pay respects to the Northern Ireland supporter who died watching his team at the Stade de Lyon, France.
Photo by Stephen Hamilton/ Press Eye
Family and friends of Robert (ARCHIE) Rainey pictured as they pay respects to the Northern Ireland supporter who died watching his team at the Stade de Lyon, France. Photo by Stephen Hamilton/ Press Eye

Mourners have attended the funeral of Northern Ireland fan Robert ‘Archie’ Rainey at his north Belfast home.

The 64-year-old - who was the second NI fan to die during Euro 2016 - collapsed at the Ukraine match in Lyon.

Family and friends of Robert (ARCHIE) Rainey pictured as  they pay respects to the Northern Ireland supporter who died watching his team at the Stade de Lyon, France

Family and friends of Robert (ARCHIE) Rainey pictured as they pay respects to the Northern Ireland supporter who died watching his team at the Stade de Lyon, France

Earlier 24-year-old Darren Rodgers from Ballymena died after being injured in a eight-metre fall in Nice.

A short service took place at Mr Rainey’s Benview Park home.

Family and friends of Robert (ARCHIE) Rainey pictured as  they pay respects to the Northern Ireland supporter who died watching his team at the Stade de Lyon, France

Family and friends of Robert (ARCHIE) Rainey pictured as they pay respects to the Northern Ireland supporter who died watching his team at the Stade de Lyon, France