It was with great sadness that Glenavon Football Club learned of the passing of Syd Weatherup.

Left-winger Syd, who played for Glenavon between the 1957/58 and 1961/62 seasons, was part of the 1959/60 league winning side.

During that season he scored 14 goals, helping the club to the Mourneview Park side.

Overall he made 177 appearances and scored 72 goals. His most prolific season was the 1960/61 campaign when he bagged 26 goals, just behind leading scorer Jimmy Jones.

Belfast-born Syd also played for Linfield and emigrated to Canada in 1966.

He passed away on Monday, August 3, aged 86 with his funeral taking place yesterday (Friday). Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.