Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Tommy Casey RIP

Tommy, who died here in Nailsea last Sunday, was one of the last surviving members of the Northern Ireland football team who reached the quarter finals of the World Cup in 1958. He won twelve caps in all and also played for many league clubs, especially Newcastle United with whom he won an FA cup winners medal in 1955.

Newcastle will wear black arm bands tonight in their cup replay with Hull City as a mark of respect and will include a tribute piece in the next home programme.

There is a condolence message on the Irish Football Association web-site and an appreciation, together with a picture of the FA Cup winning side parading the trophy, on NUFC's site.

His funeral is this Friday at 1200 noon at Holy Trinity.

1 comment:

Ali said...

This is very interesting on a lot of levels, although obviously sad too.

A man of the sport from back in the day when it was all about the sport. How times have changed.

PS Steve, sort your blog out ;-)