Larne Football Club was delighted to officially open the McKay Stand, proudly sponsored by Larne Port and P&O Ferries, on Friday evening, ahead of our live televised encounter with Glentoran.
The stand, at the old Bleach Green end of the ground, has been named in recognition of Mervyn McKay’s significant contribution to the club’s survival in previous years, with the club deciding that the new Stand should be named after the former chief executive.
Mervyn was accompanied by members of his family on the pitch for Friday night’s game against Glentoran where he cut the ribbon to open the stand.
Chairman Gareth Clements commented: “It was great to be able to mark the contribution to our club of Mervyn McKay and his family on Friday evening.
“To name the Larne Port and P&O Ferries sponsored stand at the Bleach Green End, as The McKay Stand, on the occasion of a live game, screened on BBC TV, was both fitting and true.
“Mervyn’s contribution to keeping Larne Football Club alive will go down in folklore, this stand will remain as a legacy to his efforts and the sacrifices made by both he and his family to make it happen.”
Larne Football Club would like to thank Mervyn for his contribution to the club over the many years he had at the club.