Former Ards Football Club youth coach Harry McIlroy passed away on Sunday February 4.
Harry was a coach at Ards throughout the 1980s and managed the Ards Colts team that won the IFA Youth Cup in 1986. The cup winning team included the likes of Paul Kee, Glenn Ferguson and Robert Campbell, Phillip Mitchell and current Ards Under 18s manager John Murray. John said, "Harry was one of football's gentlemen. He had real influence on my career as both a player and a coach. I'm deeply saddened by his passing."
Ards Football Club would like to extend its sympathy to Harry's friends and family.