Updated: 31/05/12 : 05:34:18
A FOUNDING officer of Sligo Credit Union and former Sligo Rovers Chairman, Tom Clancy of Pearse Road has died.
Aged in his early 90s, Mr Clancy served on the Credit Committee with Paschal Morrison and Kathleen McGoldrick when Sligo Credit Union was established 47 years ago, in March 1965.
Mr Clancy was later Chairman of Sligo Rovers in the 1970s, when it pursued a policy of full time professional players. It was a period when Northerner Billy Sinclair became manager and led the club to its most recent League title, in 1977.
The late Mr Clancy was a native of Glenfarne Co Leitrim and predeceased only last September by his wife, Maureen.
He was an active trade unionist as a member of the Transport and Salaried Staff Association (TSSA) and attended meetings on colleagues welfare right up to the time of his death.
Among the players Mr Clancy was instrumental in bringing to the Showgrounds was Eamon 'Chick' Deacy a member of the Aston Villa panel which won the European Cup (now Champions League) and whose sudden death took place in February.