Shiels to attend anniversary dinner

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Former Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels will be among the guests at Larne Football Club’s 125th anniversary dinner next month.

Shiels, who managed the Inver Park club eight years ago, will be in attendance at the gala bash on Saturday, October 18 at Larne Masonic Centre.

Joining him will be a host of faces from the past including the last manager to win a trophy for the club, Paul Malone.

The captain on that night at the Oval, Paul Carland, will be there along with another prominent player in the 1980s, Brian McLoughlin.

Ian Cahoon, one of the organising committee for the dinner, sponsored by Toals, said: “We really hope it will be a night of nostalgia and celebration.

“There aren’t too many football clubs in the UK who have reached this milestone, so it’s something really worth celebrating.

“We’ll also have people there who have rightly gone into the history books for Larne like John McKinstry and Mark Dickson, the man who scored to get us into the Premier League 11 years ago.

“David Jeffrey will be the after dinner speaker and holding it altogether is the compere for the night, Jackie Fullerton.

“He will be interviewing the former players and managers throughout the evening and we’ll be revealing more guests over the next couple of weeks.

“We’re working hard to make it a special night and it’s not too often so many legends of the club are in the one place at the one time. Tickets are selling quickly, and once they’re gone we won’t be able to squeeze anyone else in.”

Tickets for the dinner cost just £25 and this includes a four course meal and entertainment afterwards, which is provided by Exposure.

You can be secure your place today by phoning 07749972408 or emailing