Lisburn Mayor hosts reception for Whites

The Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Councillor Thomas Beckett presents a plaque to Lisburn Distillery secretary and director Colin Hopkins at a reception in the Island Centre last Thursday. Also looking on are (l-r) Ged Irwin, Terry Thompson, Jim Mulholland and Bobby Radcliffe. Picture - David Hunter.
The Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Councillor Thomas Beckett presents a plaque to Lisburn Distillery secretary and director Colin Hopkins at a reception in the Island Centre last Thursday. Also looking on are (l-r) Ged Irwin, Terry Thompson, Jim Mulholland and Bobby Radcliffe. Picture - David Hunter.

The Mayor of Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council, Councillor Thomas Beckett was delighted to host a reception for Lisburn Distillery at the Island Centre in Lisburn on Thursday, February 4.

The event recognised the recent 135th anniversary of the club and the on-going, vital roles, fulfilled by volunteers across it.

In addition to the Mayor, Alderman Paul Porter and Lagan Valley MLA Paul Givan attended the event whilst around 30 volunteers - a mix of supporters, board members, coaching staff, academy and supporters’ clubs’ representatives – attended on behalf of the club.

The event was rounded off with a tour of the Council Chamber and the Mayor’s Parlour by The Mayor.

The club would like to extend its thanks again to the Mayor for his hospitality and recognition of the club’s important history in local football and the role played by volunteers in continuing that.

The Whites celebrated 135 years of football with a special gathering last November to mark the occasion.

The club was formed back in 1880 when employees from Dunville’s attended a training session and the rest is definitely history.