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Cliftonville legend Tommy Breslin laid to rest [Photos]

Tommy Breslin's coffin, flanked by Cliftonville player past and present along with managers, travels along the Cliftonville Road near to Cliftonville's ground Solitude. Credit: Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Tommy Breslin's coffin, flanked by Cliftonville player past and present along with managers, travels along the Cliftonville Road near to Cliftonville's ground Solitude. Credit: Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th August 2019 Funeral of former Cliftonville manager Tommy Breslin at St Gerard's Church on the Antrim Road in north Belfast. The 58-year-old died suddenly while on holiday in Spain three weeks ago. Mr Breslin led Cliftonville FC to eight trophies in four seasons while in charge Fr Gary Donegan and sports reporter Jackie Fullerton Cliftonville fans pictured on the Cliftonville Road near their home ground Solitude where Tommy Breslin's coffin passed by flanked and carried by players, past players and managers. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th August 2019 Funeral of former Cliftonville manager Tommy Breslin at St Gerard's Church on the Antrim Road in north Belfast. The 58-year-old died suddenly while on holiday in Spain three weeks ago. Mr Breslin led Cliftonville FC to eight trophies in four seasons while in charge Sports reporter Adrian Logan pictured at the funeral. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th August 2019 Funeral of former Cliftonville manager Tommy Breslin at St Gerard's Church on the Antrim Road in north Belfast. The 58-year-old died suddenly while on holiday in Spain three weeks ago. Mr Breslin led Cliftonville FC to eight trophies in four seasons while in charge IFA Chief Executive Patrick Nelson pictured at the funeral. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th August 2019 Funeral of former Cliftonville manager Tommy Breslin at St Gerard's Church on the Antrim Road in north Belfast. The 58-year-old died suddenly while on holiday in Spain three weeks ago. Mr Breslin led Cliftonville FC to eight trophies in four seasons while in charge Fr Gary Donegan pictured at the funeral. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th August 2019 Funeral of former Cliftonville manager Tommy Breslin at St Gerard's Church on the Antrim Road in north Belfast. The 58-year-old died suddenly while on holiday in Spain three weeks ago. Mr Breslin led Cliftonville FC to eight trophies in four seasons while in charge Ballymena manager David Jeffrey pictured at the funeral. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th August 2019 Funeral of former Cliftonville manager Tommy Breslin at St Gerard's Church on the Antrim Road in north Belfast. The 58-year-old died suddenly while on holiday in Spain three weeks ago. Mr Breslin led Cliftonville FC to eight trophies in four seasons while in charge Comedian John Lenahan pictured at the funeral. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th August 2019 Funeral of former Cliftonville manager Tommy Breslin at St Gerard's Church on the Antrim Road in north Belfast. The 58-year-old died suddenly while on holiday in Spain three weeks ago. Mr Breslin led Cliftonville FC to eight trophies in four seasons while in charge Former Portadown manager Ronnie McFall pictured at the funeral. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th August 2019 Funeral of former Cliftonville manager Tommy Breslin at St Gerard's Church on the Antrim Road in north Belfast. The 58-year-old died suddenly while on holiday in Spain three weeks ago. Mr Breslin led Cliftonville FC to eight trophies in four seasons while in charge Former Cliftonville player Chris Scannell pictured as his coffin is carried along the Cliftonville Road near their home ground Solitude where it passed by flanked and carried by players, past players, managers and fans. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th August 2019 Funeral of former Cliftonville manager Tommy Breslin at St Gerard's Church on the Antrim Road in north Belfast. The 58-year-old died suddenly while on holiday in Spain three weeks ago. Mr Breslin led Cliftonville FC to eight trophies in four seasons while in charge Former Cliftonville players Ryan Catney and Ronan Scannell pictured as his coffin is carried along the Cliftonville Road near their home ground Solitude where it passed by flanked and carried by players, past players, managers and fans. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th August 2019 Funeral of former Cliftonville manager Tommy Breslin at St Gerard's Church on the Antrim Road in north Belfast. The 58-year-old died suddenly while on holiday in Spain three weeks ago. Mr Breslin led Cliftonville FC to eight trophies in four seasons while in charge Current Cliftonville manager Paddy McLaughin and assistant manager Declan O'Hara pictured as his coffin is carried along the Cliftonville Road near their home ground Solitude where it passed by flanked and carried by players, past players, managers and fans. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th August 2019 Funeral of former Cliftonville manager Tommy Breslin at St Gerard's Church on the Antrim Road in north Belfast. The 58-year-old died suddenly while on holiday in Spain three weeks ago. Mr Breslin led Cliftonville FC to eight trophies in four seasons while in charge Cliftonville's former player Ryan Catney and Barry Johnston carry his coffin along the Cliftonville Road near their home ground Solitude where it passed by flanked and carried by players, past players, managers and fans. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th August 2019 Funeral of former Cliftonville manager Tommy Breslin at St Gerard's Church on the Antrim Road in north Belfast. The 58-year-old died suddenly while on holiday in Spain three weeks ago. Mr Breslin led Cliftonville FC to eight trophies in four seasons while in charge Cliftonville's former assistant manager to Tommy Breslin Peter Murray pictured as his coffin is carried along the Cliftonville Road near their home ground Solitude where it passed by flanked and carried by players, past players, managers and fans. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th August 2019 Funeral of former Cliftonville manager Tommy Breslin at St Gerard's Church on the Antrim Road in north Belfast. The 58-year-old died suddenly while on holiday in Spain three weeks ago. Mr Breslin led Cliftonville FC to eight trophies in four seasons while in charge Cliftonville's former captain George McMullan and Chairman Gerard Lawlor carry his coffin along the Cliftonville Road near their home ground Solitude where it passed by flanked and carried by players, past players, managers and fans. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th August 2019 Funeral of former Cliftonville manager Tommy Breslin at St Gerard's Church on the Antrim Road in north Belfast. The 58-year-old died suddenly while on holiday in Spain three weeks ago. Mr Breslin led Cliftonville FC to eight trophies in four seasons while in charge Cliftonville's former captain George McMullan, Chairman Gerard Lawlor , former assistant manager to Tommy Breslin Peter Murray and current captain Chris Curran carry his coffin along the Cliftonville Road near their home ground Solitude where it passed by flanked and carried by players, past players, managers and fans. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th August 2019 Funeral of former Cliftonville manager Tommy Breslin at St Gerard's Church on the Antrim Road in north Belfast. The 58-year-old died suddenly while on holiday in Spain three weeks ago. Mr Breslin led Cliftonville FC to eight trophies in four seasons while in charge Cliftonville's Chairman Gerard Lawlor , former assistant manager to Tommy Breslin Peter Murray and current captain Chris Curran carry his coffin along the Cliftonville Road near their home ground Solitude where it passed by flanked and carried by players, past players, managers and fans. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th August 2019 Funeral of former Cliftonville manager Tommy Breslin at St Gerard's Church on the Antrim Road in north Belfast. The 58-year-old died suddenly while on holiday in Spain three weeks ago. Mr Breslin led Cliftonville FC to eight trophies in four seasons while in charge Cliftonville's former captain George McMullan, Chairman Gerard Lawlor , former assistant manager to Tommy Breslin Peter Murray and current captain Chris Curran carry his coffin along the Cliftonville Road near their home ground Solitude where it passed by flanked and carried by players, past players, managers and fans. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th August 2019 Funeral of former Cliftonville manager Tommy Breslin at St Gerard's Church on the Antrim Road in north Belfast. The 58-year-old died suddenly while on holiday in Spain three weeks ago. Mr Breslin led Cliftonville FC to eight trophies in four seasons while in charge Cliftonville's former assistant manager to Tommy Breslin Peter Murray and current captain Chris Curran carry his coffin along the Cliftonville Road near their home ground Solitude where it passed by flanked and carried by players, past players, managers and fans. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th August 2019 Funeral of former Cliftonville manager Tommy Breslin at St Gerard's Church on the Antrim Road in north Belfast. The 58-year-old died suddenly while on holiday in Spain three weeks ago. Mr Breslin led Cliftonville FC to eight trophies in four seasons while in charge Cliftonville fans pictured on the Cliftonville Road near their home ground Solitude where Tommy Breslin's coffin passed by flanked and carried by players, past players and managers. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Funeral of former Cliftonville manager Tommy Breslin at St Gerard's Church on the Antrim Road in north Belfast. Credit: Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th August 2019 Funeral of former Cliftonville manager Tommy Breslin at St Gerard's Church on the Antrim Road in north Belfast. The 58-year-old died suddenly while on holiday in Spain three weeks ago. Mr Breslin led Cliftonville FC to eight trophies in four seasons while in charge. Martin Donnelly (Left) and other players. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th August 2019 Funeral of former Cliftonville manager Tommy Breslin at St Gerard's Church on the Antrim Road in north Belfast. The 58-year-old died suddenly while on holiday in Spain three weeks ago. Mr Breslin led Cliftonville FC to eight trophies in four seasons while in charge Former Cliftonville player Barry Johnston pictured at the funeral. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th August 2019 Funeral of former Cliftonville manager Tommy Breslin at St Gerard's Church on the Antrim Road in north Belfast. The 58-year-old died suddenly while on holiday in Spain three weeks ago. Mr Breslin led Cliftonville FC to eight trophies in four seasons while in charge Former Linfield striker Glenn Ferguson pictured at the funeral. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Comedian and Cliftonville fan Tim McGarry pictured at the funeral. Credit: Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th August 2019 Funeral of former Cliftonville manager Tommy Breslin at St Gerard's Church on the Antrim Road in north Belfast. The 58-year-old died suddenly while on holiday in Spain three weeks ago. Mr Breslin led Cliftonville FC to eight trophies in four seasons while in charge Former Portadown manager Ronnie McFall pictured at the funeral. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th August 2019 Funeral of former Cliftonville manager Tommy Breslin at St Gerard's Church on the Antrim Road in north Belfast. The 58-year-old died suddenly while on holiday in Spain three weeks ago. Mr Breslin led Cliftonville FC to eight trophies in four seasons while in charge Sinn Fein's Gerry Kelly and Carl N Chuiln pictured at the funeral. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th August 2019 Funeral of former Cliftonville manager Tommy Breslin at St Gerard's Church on the Antrim Road in north Belfast. The 58-year-old died suddenly while on holiday in Spain three weeks ago. Mr Breslin led Cliftonville FC to eight trophies in four seasons while in charge Comedian and Cliftonville fan Tim McGarry pictured at the funeral. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Crusaders manager Stephen Baxter pictured at the funeral. Credit: Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Hundreds of mourners have gathered to bid a final farewell to the late Tommy Breslin.

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