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Hard man on the pitch, angry, violent man off it... ‘Tweedy’ had a lot of enemies

John Laverty


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David Tweed in an stand off with RUC officers after an Orange parade in Dunloy is re-routed in 1999

David Tweed in an stand off with RUC officers after an Orange parade in Dunloy is re-routed in 1999

David Tweed in an stand off with RUC officers after an Orange parade in Dunloy is re-routed in 1999

“Look, there’s one of them”, shouted David Tweed as my uncle Patsy, who was in frail health at the time, was walking back from the shop towards his house in Dunloy.

Uncle Patsy, who was well known in local lawn bowling circles, kept his head down and didn’t bother asking what “one of them” meant.


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