Tributes paid to son of assistant manager

Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 7th July 2016

UEFA Europa League football, Glenavon v Reykjav�k at Mourneview Park, Lurgan.

Glenavon's Paul Millar

Photographer - �Matt Mackey / Press Eye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland - 7th July 2016 UEFA Europa League football, Glenavon v Reykjav�k at Mourneview Park, Lurgan. Glenavon's Paul Millar Photographer - �Matt Mackey / Press Eye

Tributes have been paid to the son of Glenavon football club’s assistant manager, who died suddenly last week.

Philip Millar died on March 3, late of Sheridan Drive, Helens Bay, he was the son of Glenavon’s assistant boss Paul.

Manager Gary Hamilton paid tribute to his long-time friend and respected coach after the quarter-final win and dedicated the result to the Millar family: “Everyone at this club thinks so much of him and that victory was for Paul and his family.

“I told the staff on Friday and then asked the players before the game to go out and win it for Paul.

“When the players came back into the changing room Paul was standing there and it was emotional for everyone.

“There were a lot of tears in the changing room and it meant so much for everyone to see Paul after the match.”

In their tribute a club spokesman said: “The thoughts and prayers of the board of directors, staff, players and all at Mourneview Park are with Paul Millar and the wider family following the death of Paul’s son Philip.”

Paul and the Millar family passed on thanks to Portadown FC for arranging a minute’s silence prior to Saturday’s game.

He also thanked all those who have been in touch to offer their condolences.