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Temp Head - THE family of the late

THE family of the late Con Martin were guests of honour at Home Farm last Saturday evening when a seat in the club's new stand was named in the ex-international's name, writes Eamon Scott.

Con's widow, Vera, along with son's Con Junior, Eddie and Philip and sisters Mary, Elizabeth and Susan and extended family were all in attendance as Vera cut the ribbon on the front row seat in Whitehall.

Between children and grandchildren, 11 of the Martin family have worn the blue and white of the Whitehall club colours over the years.

Con's grandson Owen Garvan – currently with Premiership Crystal Palace, also attended the function.

Said club chairman Denis O'Sullivan: "The Martin clan have made a massive contribution to Home Farm and we are privileged to honour the memory of an Irish soccer legend and one of life's true gentlemen."

The club also presented a commemorative plaque to the Martin family.

HOME FARM FC are mourning the passing of the late Billy Duffy – one of the club's first ever schoolboy internationals who was once on the books of Arsenal. Billy had a long association with the club and also with Glasnevin FC. His funeral takes place this morning in Glasnevin at 10am in the Church of Our Lady of Dolours, Glasnevin (opposite Botanic Gardens). May he rest in Peace.


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