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Thanks from the Kirkwood family

The Kirkwood family have made contact with the Football Club to express their thanks and gratitude for the support they have received following the loss of our former Secretary, Dessie.

Dedicated to Cliftonville for more than 70 years, Dessie – who held a number of positions during a lengthy official association with the Club – passed away earlier this month and was laid to rest at at Colebrooke Parish Church, County Fermanagh, last Thursday.

His wife Betty and daughter Clare were in attendance at the weekend’s Premiership victory over Ards, prior to which an impeccably-observed minute’s silence was held in Dessie’s memory, and have since been in touch to thank not only the Club but the wider Cliftonville circle for the cards and kind messages they have received.

The attendance at his funeral spoke volumes for the esteem in which Dessie was held and the Kirkwood family take great comfort in knowing just how much he meant to so many people.