Former goalkeeper Kincaid passes away

Former Distillery and Linfield goalkeeper Joe Kincaid has passed away, aged 81.

Joe, who signed for Distillery as a sixteen year-old, before spending six years at Linfield, died on Tuesday, March 10.

Joe was born on May 27, 1933. From Dunmurry, he signed for Linfield as an amateur from Distillery in August 1952 and he made his Linfield debut in a 1-1 Ulster Cup draw against Distillery on August 16, 1952.

He signed for Larne in 1958 and he played there until 1960 when he signed for Glenavon. Joe made over 100 appearances before retiring in 1966. He returned to manage the club in 1968 for a short spell.

He was appointed manager of Ards in 1978.

Joe was married in 1955 and his wife Dorothy predeceased him in 2001.

Away from football, Joe’s other great passion was badminton and he was honoured to manage the Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games badminton teams.