Death of former Ballymena United player Phil Burn

BALLYMENA United supporters have been saddened to learn of the death of former player Phil Burn.

The Scotsman, who played for the club for four seasons during the mid-nineties before returning to his homeland, was found dead at his home. He was 43.

Having started his professional career with Raith Rovers, he was signed by Jim Hagan in November 1992 and made 130 appearances for the Sky Blues before leaving at the end of the 1995/96 season.

See this week’s Ballymena Times for a tribute to Phil, who was a hugely popular player during his time in the town.