Cliftonville Football Club are saddened to learn of the loss of two former players.
Goalkeeper Jim Parkhill made 93 appearances for the Reds between 1960-1963, having previously played for Banbridge Town and Bangor.
Capped twice at Amateur International level during his time with the Reds, Jim – who this week passed away at the age of 84 – would go on to play for Exeter City and Taunton Town following a spell at Solitude during which he also provided coaching assistance to the Olympic team and all at the Club offer our sincere condolences to his friends and family circle.
We likewise extend sympathies to the loved ones of Robbie Brunton, who has died at the age of 47 following a short illness.
Having featured for Sligo Rovers, Bohemians, Dundalk, Derry City and Monaghan United in the League of Ireland, Robbie joined Cliftonville during Marty Tabb’s reign as Manager and played 13 times for the Reds amid an Irish League career that also included sojourns with Coleraine and Newry Town.
A tough-tackling left-back, he was part of the squad that battled valiantly against relegation in the 2003/04 season and everyone at Solitude joins the wider Irish footballing fraternity in mourning his untimely loss.