Torrans Trophy honour for Linfield star Isaac Andrews

Linfield players who played against  Valerengen in a European Cup fixture in November 1966 at the Bislett Stadium Olso and Windsor Park, Belfast, including (from left):  Ken Gilliland,Tommy Shields, Sammy Pavis, Isaac Andrews, Iam McFaul and Jackie Patterson
Linfield players who played against Valerengen in a European Cup fixture in November 1966 at the Bislett Stadium Olso and Windsor Park, Belfast, including (from left): Ken Gilliland,Tommy Shields, Sammy Pavis, Isaac Andrews, Iam McFaul and Jackie Patterson

Linfield have honoured Isaac Andrews with the prestigious Torrans Trophy.

Andrews becomes only the seventh Blues star to receive the award, which is presented to a Linfield player past or present who has achieved legendary status with the club.

Former recipients include Noel Bailie - the first to be honoured - Martin McGaughey, Glenn Ferguson, Tommy Dickson, Peter Rafferty and Alex Russell.

And now legendary Shankill Road midfielder Andrews has been inducted into the club’s Hall of Fame.

Andrews was part of the Seven Trophy season of 1961-62 and Linfield’s epic European Cup Winners’ Cup clashes with Manchester City in 1970.

He made over 300 appearances for the Blues during a 12-year spell at Windsor from 1960-72.

Included in his silverware haul were three Irish League titles and two Irish Cup winners’ medals.