Former Larne goalkeeper Kincaid passes away

Joe Kincaid (circled) with his Larne FC team-mates pictured before the 1959 Steel and Sons Cup semi-final victory over Glentoran II.
Joe Kincaid (circled) with his Larne FC team-mates pictured before the 1959 Steel and Sons Cup semi-final victory over Glentoran II.
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Former Larne goalkeeper Joe Kincaid has died, aged 81.

Joe, who played for the Inver Reds between 1958 and 1960, passed away on Tuesday.

Joe Kincaid.

Joe Kincaid.

The Dunmurry man was part of the Larne team which won the Steel and Sons Cup in 1959.

Before his arrival at Inver Park, he spent six years at Linfield as understudy to the late Alex Russell.

He moved to Glenavon in where he won an Irish Cup winners’ medal in a 5-1 win against Linfield at Solitude in 1961. He made more than 100 appearances for the Mourneview Park outfit.

He managed the club in 1968-69 and also had spells in charge of Ards and a Northern Ireland youth team in 1973-74.

He would later link up with Belfast boys’ side St Andrews where he witnessed the likes of Keith Gillespie, Stuart Elliott, Stephen Craigan, Steve Davis, Chris Brunt and Warren Feeney hone their talents.

Speaking to the Lurgan Mail, Glenavon chairman Adrian Teer described him as “a real gentleman of the game”.

“He was without doubt one of the best goalkeepers of his era in the Irish League,” he said.