Glenavon legend Maurice McVeigh was the guest of honour of the Club on Saturday to help celebrate his 90th birthday which was last week.

Maurice gets ready to cut his special 90th Birthday cake accompanied by family members and Glenavon Officials. From L-R, grandson Luke McVeigh, Daughter in law Sarah McVeigh, grand-daughter Beth McVeigh and son Maurice Jnr. Glenavon is represented by Chairman Adrian Teer, Vice Chairman John Sinnamon, Director Noel Hayes and Football Administrator Jim McKenzie. Photo by Maynard Collins

Maurice, known to Glenavon fans as ‘Twinkle Toes’, was a key part of Glenavon’s hugely successful team of the 1950s alongside the likes of Jackie Denver, Jimmy Jones and Wilbur Cush. He helped Glenavon to become the first club outside of Belfast to lift the league title in the 1951/52 season and repeated the feat in the 1956/57 ‘treble winning’ season which saw the wee maestro play a major role in the Lurgan Blues adding the Irish Cup and the Gold Cup to the league title.

He won 11 NI Amateur caps and was Ulster Footballer of the Year in 1955, a title only held by two other Glenavon players: Wilbur Cush in 1957 and Stevie McBride in in 1991.

The Glenavon treble winning team of 1956/57. Maurice is third from the left in the front row with Sammy Wilson, also a guest on Saturday, on his right and Jimmy Jones on his left.