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Obituary: Brian Gilliland

Sun, 14/02/2021 - 14:22

We would like to express sadness at the passing of former Glentoran Director Brian Gilliland, and to send condolences to his widow, Liz, and to the Gilliland family circle. Brian was a director from 2009 until 2012.

Glentoran Chairman Stephen Henderson: “As a former school headmaster, Brian brought a professionalism and eye for detail to the role of director and company secretary at a time when the club was only beginning to come to terms with the stark reality of the debt it was accumulating. During these dark days with weekly emergency board meetings, he brought a calmness to proceedings that permeated throughout the board at a time when cool heads were required, for the hard but necessary decisions that had to be taken”

Brian was Glentoran Vice Chairman for a time, temporarily assuming the role of chairman while Chairman Aubry Ralph was recovering from illness.

Brian (left) receives a pennant at the time of the Give Drugs the Red Card campaign in 2011