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Remembering Frankie Wilson

Everyone at Larne Football Club is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former player Frankie Wilson.

Frankie played for the Invermen between 2004-06, with Larne becoming the final senior club of an illustrious playing career which also included spells at Cliftonville, Carrick, Ballyclare, Omagh Town and Bangor.

Signed by Jimmy McGeough when he arrived in late summer of 2004, Frankie added much needed experience to a Larne team who more than held their own in the top flight that season.

He was also part of the squad which made it all the way to the 2005 Irish Cup final, losing out to Portadown at Windsor Park.

Frankie stayed at Inver Park the following season and, under the tutelage of Kenny Shiels, took some of his first steps into coaching.

This was to become path he followed for almost two decades with stints in charge of Bangor, Banbridge Town and the Northern Ireland under-18’s. He was boss of the Seasiders when they defeated Larne in the 2011 Steel & Sons Cup final.

A true sportsman, Frankie was also heavily involved in playing and coaching Gaelic Games.

Those in the Irish League knew Frankie Wilson as a committed, passionate and dedicated football player and coach who will be mourned and missed by all who knew him.

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