Glenavon Football Club are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Dennis Guy.

He passed away peacefully at Rosemount Care Home in Portadown.

Dennis joined the club in 1964 from Linfield, after manager Jimmy McAlinden did a deal which saw Glenavon Reserves goalkeeper Sammy Cowan go the other way.

He went on to become the club’s second-highest goalscorer behind Jimmy Jones with 295 goals in 373 appearances and was the club’s leading goalscorer in eight successive seasons, between 1964/65 – 1971/72.

Dennis is the only Glenavon player ever to score six goals in a game, which he achieved against Glentoran at Mourneview Park on Christmas Eve, 1966.

In fact, only two players have managed that feat in Irish League football – Dennis and Gary Hamilton for Portadown against Omagh Town.

Dennis was the loving husband of Olwen, devoted dad of Louise, Suzanne and John, dear father-in-law of Colin, Chris and Wendy, loving granda of Alexander, Lucy, Ben, Max, Alfie, Ted and Joey, loving great-granda of Tommy and much loved brother of Tom and Diane.

The sympathies of everyone connected with Glenavon Football Club are with the Guy family at this sad time.
A notice said that his funeral service will take place in St Mark’s Parish Church, Portadown on Sunday at 2pm followed by committal in Lurgan Cemetery. Everyone is welcome at the Guy family home, 103 Banbridge Road, Waringstown, BT66 7RU on Saturday from 6pm onwards.