Tributes have been paid to Mossley Hockey Club chairman Trevor Lorimer who passed away in the early hours of Thursday morning (January 29).
The 51-year-old was a towering figure at The Glade and was well respected in Ulster and Irish hockey circles.
A statement on the Irish Hockey Association’s website read: “It is with great sadness we learned this morning of the death of Trevor Lorimer. Trevor was a great supporter of Irish Hockey and held the role of Irish U16 Boys’ Manager for a number of years.
“Our deepest sympathy to his wife Ann-Maree and their children Kathryn, James and Claire and all the members of Mossley Hockey Club.”
Ulster Hockey has also paid tribute, describing him as a ‘a stalwart of Mossley Hockey Club and a key member of the hockey community in Ulster’.
“On behalf of the Ulster Hockey community we express our deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to his wife Ann-Maree, their children, Kathryn, James, Claire and all of Trevor’s extended family and friends,” a statement read.
“Trevor was heavily involved in Ulster Hockey for many years ... his presence will be sadly missed across the hockey community.”
Mr. Lorimer was vice-chairman at Mossley for four years before taking up the role of chairman in 2011.
Dougie Sleith, Mossley’s treasurer, described his friend and former team-mate as the ‘driving force’ in attracting international hockey to The Glade when the club hosted a week-long women’s tournament in 2013, featuring Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Canada.