Glenavon manager Gary Hamilton collects his Belleek award NIFWA Chair Keith Bailie


Glenavon boss Gary Hamilton dedicated his recent Manager of the Month award to his grandfather George Dennison.

George, a keen supporter of Gary's career in football, passed away just as the Glenavon manager collected his NIFWA award.

Hamilton said, "I would like to dedicate this award to my grandfather George, who was a huge influence on my career.

"He supported me from an early age and he always gave me an honest opinion, even if it wasn't what a wanted to hear. He just passed away this week, so it's particularly poignant that I should win this award.

"It's been a difficult time for me, so I have to thank my players and my coaching staff who were superb in September."

NIFWA Chair Keith Bailie said, "Glenavon have been magnificent in recent weeks with league wins over Institute, Crusaders, Ards and Dungannon Swifts.

"Gary's has done a superb job and is a worthy winner of our award."

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