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Devoted football fan, aged 100, celebrates love for his local team: 'We beat the best of them'

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Devoted football fan, aged 100, celebrates love for his local team: ‘We beat the best of them’

A deep love for his local football team has sustained a County Armagh centenarian to his 100th year.

Hilbert Willis has devotedly followed Loughgall Football Club all his life, serving as a groundsman for 30 years and as chairman for almost a decade.

He further cemented his stalwart status over the coronavirus lockdown by walking 100 laps of the Lakeview Park ground to raise £28,000 for the club.

His legacy has already been marked with a stand named after him.

To honour his 100th birthday this week, the club gave that support back with a series of celebrations of Mr Willis’s life.

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