Funeral takes place for Irish League footballing star Jerry Thompson

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Carrick Rangers player, Jerry Thompson

By Q Radio News

The funeral has taken place for local footballing legend and Carrick Rangers player, Jerry Thompson.

The service was held at Sacred Heart Church in the Old park area of the city at 9am this morning.

Jerry's death has sent shockwaves throughout the Irish League. He had been due to play against Glenavon earlier this week.

Tributes poured in following news of the young player's death on Tuesday night.

Coleraine's Irish Cup-winning captain Stephen O'Donnell was among the many players to tweet about the tragic passing of the North Belfast man.

He's encouraging more support to be given to footballers in Northern Ireland.

Samaritans can be contacted for free On 116-123 at any time for confidential support.

Lifeline the 24/7 crisis helpline, is also available on 0808 808 8000, free to call from all landlines and mobiles.

 

Earlier this week, Jerry's mum Leanne and sister Chantelle spoke to Q Radio about their heartbreak following Jerry's sudden passing.

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