Tragic loss

Pool in Northern Ireland has been stunned by the death of Willie Lucas aged 45. Willie died suddenly on Monday evening (4th January 2010) at his home in Antrim. Affectionately known as "The Glove" Willie had recently taken up the post of NIPA Chairman. It was his vision and drive that seen the NIPA take giant strides forward as an organisation in the last 2 years. He will be very sadly missed by all who knew him across the whole Pool scene, from his home town in Antrim to the International stage, where he was a regular figure managing the Northern Ireland B1 Team. Our thoughts at this time are very much with Willie's family circle.

Willie's funeral will take place at 11.00am in Derriaghy Church (just off the M1 between Dunmurry and Lisburn) on Friday 8th January.

Rest in peace "The Glove"