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Premier Intermediate

FRANKIE WILSON (1970-2022)

28 Oct 2022
Frankie Wilson

The NI Football League are saddened to learn of the passing of Banbridge Town manager Frankie Wilson.

The 52-year-had been appointed to the Lough 41 Premier Intermediate League club in June 2021 and also managed the Northern Ireland U18 Schoolboys side. Wilson had been in charge of Sport & Leisure Swifts, Lurgan Celtic and Bangor over the years.

As a player Wilson was a defender for Cliftonville, Carrick Rangers, Ballyclare Comrades, Omagh Town and Bangor, representing all clubs with distinction.

Gerard Lawlor, NIFL Chief Executive said, “Frankie was a much loved and respected figure in the Irish League for many years as a player and a manager. His courage and fighting spirit in recent months was reflective of how he played and enjoyed the game on the pitch.

“Our thoughts are with the Wilson family circle and everyone connected with Banbridge Town Football Club at this sad time.”

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