Glenavon Football Club is deeply saddened to learn of the death our neighbour’s chairman, Ronnie Stinson.

We extend sincere sympathy to everyone at Portadown Football Club and to Ronnie’s family circle.

“Ronnie was a quiet, genuine, unassuming gentleman,” our chairman Adrian Teer said this morning.

“He was widely respected within Irish League football and deserves tremendous credit for steering Portadown through some very difficult times during the last decade. The Premiership has lost a real football man and is the poorer for his passing.”

Mr Stinson’s death following a long illness was announced by Portadown earlier today.