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Gerard Lawlor (front right) and Marty Quinn (back right) at the funeral of Freddie Jardine (inset right) yesterday

Gerard Lawlor (front right) and Marty Quinn (back right) at the funeral of Freddie Jardine (inset right) yesterday

Freddie Jardine

Freddie Jardine

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Gerard Lawlor (front right) and Marty Quinn (back right) at the funeral of Freddie Jardine (inset right) yesterday

Cliftonville chairman Gerard Lawlor carried the coffin of long-serving staff member Freddie Jardine as he was laid to rest yesterday.

Mr Jardine (94) was well known to fans of the North Belfast football club and spent over 73 years at Solitude in various roles.

He passed away in the early hours of last Friday morning.

His funeral service took place at Belmont Presbyterian Church yesterday followed by a private family committal at Roselawn Crematorium.

Among those at the funeral were Mr Lawlor and ex-Cliftonville manager Marty Quinn.

Freddie first came to the club in 1945 and after being injured took on a coaching role with the team.

After studying physiotherapy he became the club's head physio and also worked with Northern Ireland youth teams.

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