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Pupils of Killicomaine Junior High School meet George Best
Pupils of Killicomaine Junior High School meet George Best

George was still playing for Man Utd when some of the pupils of the school had the opportunity of meeting him.

This is the nucleus of the 1981/82 team that WON the McQueen Cup and
Thompson Cup of that year.

They met George at Prentice "the Motor People" Showrooms.

Back From L-R

Andrew Guy (SENIOR LEAGUE Cricketer with Lurgan son of Tom Guy and nephew
of Dennis Guy - the Irish league footballer with Glenavon)

Mark Hynds

Peter Scott (Proprietor of the Lisburn printing firm SummitPrinting,
currently resides in Upper Ramone, Church Road)

David Warnock

Nigel White

Andrew Matchett (Portadown,Ballymeana & Belfast Harlequines SENIOR LEAGUE
rugby player. Winner of the 1999 European Cup with Ulster. Parents still
reside in Killicomaine Drive)

Harvey Johnston (Parents still reside in Seagoe Gardens)

Tony Clarke (Dungannon and Armagh Irish League Footballer. Sister resides
on Seagoe Road. Grandson of Ted Clarke - of Golden Cow Diary and Portadown

Keith Roney (Currently resides in The Glebe, Seagoe Road. Son of Ellen A
Roney a regular contributor to this site)

Mark Jackson

George Best

Our thanks to Mr J Gillespie for his help in identifying the pupils.

Photo courtesy of Killicomaie Junior High School
2005-2006 Magazine

George Bests Visit to Edenderry
George Bests Visit to Edenderry

Photo dated 19th October,1967.

Photo courtesy Portadown Times.

George Bests Visit
George Bests Visit

Although not taken in Edenderry the photo is of interest because of number of Edenderry people in it.
Back L/R Stanley hamilton,David Hamilton,Valentine Simpson,Kenny Love,Jimmy Creaney,Bob Maginn ------ Victor Gillespie.
Front L/R Mrs Kilpatrick,Jean Gillespie,George Best,Jean Love & very front Mrs Russell

George Bests Visit
George Bests Visit

On 19th October 1967 George Best unfurled the Manchester Utd Portadown Branch bannerette in the Ulster Arms in Edenderry. It was owned then by Louis Holmes & today known as Gary''s bar.
The bannerette was used in the Cookstown Sausage Advert that appeared on UTV & done by George & family.
In the photo is Jean Gillespie,E Atkinson,Tommy Russell,Jimmy Creaney & Mayor McCallum.
Photo courtesy Portadown Times

George Bests Visit
George Bests Visit

Photo taken in the Ulster Arms,Edenderry.

Photo courtesy Portadown Times.


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