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George Skimin


Newtownards man and lifetime Ards supporter George Skimin was a special guest of the club at last Saturday's Danske Bank Premiership game against Glenavon.

George was celebrating his 90th birthday on the day.  George was born on the 25 March, 1927, the very next day Ards played Cliftonville and defeated them 3-2 to win the Irish Cup for the first time in their history.


The nonagenarian was at the game with his Grandson Matthew Skimin and Matthew's good friend Michael Simpson, they were all delighted with the hospitality shown to them by the club.  The 1-0 win against the Lurgan Blues made for the perfect birthday present.


28th March 2017

George Skimin with grandson Matthew Skimin and Sarah Atcheson
Picture: Adrian Monaghan