Monday 24 June 2019

Ciaran Reid - a true Glyde man


Glyde Rangers GFC

The death has occurred of Glyde Rangers staunch Clubman, Ciaran Reid.

Ciaran started his playing career at u12 going up to minor level then moving on to adult level with glyde rangers winning a junior championship medal in 1996 and a 2b winners medal in 2000 as well as a number of league winners medals in his playing career.

Most of Ciarian's football was as a defender where he was noted as a tough but fair opponent and not an easy player to pass. I think it was him that coined the phrase give her sixty, meaning get the ball down the other teams end as soon as possible.

When he retired he still was very much involved with our club, indeed up on to his untimely and sad passing was the health and safety officer with the club a position he held for a many years.

Ciaran also involved himself with the coaching and management of The Ladies team at which he also had success. He had no problems when asked to sponsor our club and for our 2017 final appearance sponsored some t shirts for the squad from his business Ciaran Reid security. Spanner is as he was known far and wide for some unknown reason.

Ciaran left us far too early but the respect in which he was held was shown in the huge attendance at his funeral. The guard of honour provided by the Ladies and Mens teams showed the esteem he was held by all in the Glyde rangers club.

Ciaran will always be remembered by all who knew him as a decent human being.

To his Wife Paula and his three children David, Lauren and Stephen, Parents Anna and Patsy and brothers Niall, Padraig and Liam we extend our deepest sympathy. May you rest in peace Ciaran. Ar dheis go raibh a Anaim.

Drogheda Independent