POPULAR Lisburn girl Mary Mullan passed away recently whilst on holiday in Tenerife. Mary passed away on May 13, two days before her 59th birthday.
Her father George 'Hooker' Thompson was a well known footballer, having played senior football at sixteen, he later gained the highest FAI Awards whilst playing for Sligo Rovers and St. James Gate. He was also a member of the great Linfield wartime side, which included some famous names. Married to Noel and mother of Jonathan and Kathleen, Mary had previously done a tremendous job of helping to rear the three children of her brother Kevin's marriage. Her nephew Jackie was probably the greatest schoolboy International of modern times.
Well-known in the Low Road area where she had many friends, Mary will be sadly missed.
My Sister's Girl - Tribute to Mary Mullan
In my thoughts of days gone by some names protrude supreme,
Her maiden name was Thompson in which she took great pride,
'Hooker' Thompson was a battler, who came from a fighting clan,
Some girls join this and some join that in service to the Queen,