The death of John McClatchey

September 6, 1939
We regret to announce the death of Mr. John McClatchey, 5 Balmoral Avenue, Belfast. A native of Lurgan, he was one of the pioneers of Association football in Ulster. A clever exponent of the game, he played for Ireland against Wales in 1886 and participated in eight Irish Cup finals. He was a playing member of Distillery F.C. for many years.

Mr. McClatchey acted as Hon Sec of the club for a long time, and subsequently was elected vice-president, an office he held for ten years.

He as appointed superintendent of Carrick House in 1901, a position from which he retired several years ago owing to ill health. His wife and three daughters survive him.
(Source: Northern Whig: September 8, 1939)


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