It is with great sadness and a deep sense of loss that we have heard of the passing of Michael Ghee.
Father of Tony & Robbie, Michael (Mick, as we called him) was a pillar of the club for more years than he'd care to remember. When we talk of unsung heroes, Mick Ghee was a prime example. He truly walked the walk when many of us simply talked.
He was always early for matches to facilitate the crowds park properly and efficiently and always with a warm welcome, kind words and a big smile. Later when we already heading for home, he was on the pitch making sure the ref was safely escorted to the dressing room.
His committment to and pride in Longford Town FC knew no bounds. On bank holiday Mondays, he could always be counted on to help with the clean up. Despite being the least popular job and despite having plenty of other commitments, he seldom missed the clean up - and always with a smile and a positive attitiude.
Players, fans, supporters come and go but Mick Ghee was ever present. He'll be fondly remembered for as many seasons as De Town wear the red and black.
We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to his heartbroken family and many, many friends. May he rest in peace.