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Murray Mackay (Life Member)

We regret to inform you that Scottish Amateur FA Life Member Murray Mackay (Former Caithness AFA, HA Cup President) passed away on Sunday.

The Funeral will be held on Friday 5th October at 12 Noon in the West Church, Thurso.



Murray stood down from his post in 2014 having been involved in football in Caithness for over 50 years.


Murray was also Chairman of the Highland Executive Committee which is responsible for the running of the S.A.F.A's Highland Amateur Cup competition.
Indeed the team he managed, Thurso Pentland, dominated the early years of the competition, winning it in 1980, 1981 & 1983 as well as runners up in 1978 & 1982.



As a player Murray won County League honours as Thurso Academicals goalkeeper in their 1963, 1964,1967 & 1969 County League titles.
Murray also managed our Caithness County Select teams in their matches versus Orkney, Sutherland & Ross-shire County Selects.




The Late Scottish Amateur FA President Charles R Gallacher, National Secretary Thomas McKeown, Hon Treasurer George Dingwall, Life Member Bob Lamberton traveled north from Hampden Park on Monday 1st December 2014 to present Murray with his award while hosting a dinner for him & wife Mairi in the Pentland Hotel, Thurso.



Caithness A.F.A also made a presentation on the night to Murray after the meal and was represented by Murray Coghill & Andrew Lannon, along with Angus Mackay.




Our thoughts are with Mairi and Murrays family at this time.

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