27 Nov 2021

Late Frank Glancy played a significant role in reviving Longford Town FC and his on stage comedy skills were legendary

Tributes from Longford Town FC Supporters Club and Longford Variety Group

Late Frank Glancy played a significant role in reviving Longford Town FC and his on stage comedy skills were legendary

The late Frank Glancy, Templemichael Terrace, Longford Town

Longford Town FC supporters club has paid tribute to the late Frank Glancy of Templemichael Terrace, Longford Town, who died unexpectedly at his residence, on Saturday, April 3, for the significant part he played in reviving the club. 

A post on the Supporters Club Facebook page read;

"The recent and totally unexpected death of Frank Glancy has shocked and stunned all those who knew Frank.

"All of his many friends are still finding it hard to believe that the happy, smiling, friendly Frank has departed.

"He leaves behind a massive void, most especially for his heartbroken wife Josephine, daughters Una and Laura and extended family. Josephine and Frank were childhood sweethearts and seldom seen apart.

"Frank was known and loved by all far and wide. He loved his game of cards, was an accomplished set dancer and was involved with both Scór and Tops of the Town.

"He was also an intergral part of De Town and played a significant part in its revival  and success around the time of Stephen Kenny.Much of his hard work is what we see today in the facilities of Longford Town's Bishopsgate.

"He also had a wonderful passion for buying and selling, dealing and trading in clocks, antiques and autojumbles. Not alone was he well known and respected  at Vintage car rallies or Car Boot Sales in Longford but all over Ireland and even beyond.

"Frank was a great, loyal and trusted friend. To know him was to like him, chats were always accompanied with laughter and banter.

"Although  Frank's  interests were wide and varied, his greatest passion and love were reserved for his beloved Josephine, his family and he especially adored his grandchildren.

"Our deepest and sincere sympathies are with Josephine and family at this terribly sad time. May his gentle soul. Rest in peace."

Longford Variety Group also fondly remembered their former committee and cast member.

"We are deeply saddened by the news of Frank Glancy's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Frank's family at this difficult time.

"Frank was a committee/ cast member for many years and we have fond memories of Frank. Indeed his comedy skills in the John Player Tops is legendary. To say he was a gentleman is an understatement. A wonderful kind hearted man who will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Rest in peace Frank and Break a leg in heaven."

Death notice
Frank Glancy, Templemichael Terrace, Longford Town, Longford: 
The death occurred, unexpectedly at his residence, on Saturday, April 3 of Frank Glancy, Templemichael Terrace, Longford Town, Longford. Predeceased by his parents Frank and Molly. Frank will be sadly missed and remembered with love by his family, his beloved wife Josephine, daughters Úna and Laura, sisters Mary and Bridie, brother Seamus, sons-in-law Colin and Nigel, mother-in-law Agnes, grandchildren Éva-mai, Emily, Jake and Mia, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.
Frank’s funeral cortege will leave his residence on Thursday morning, April 8 to arrive at St Mel’s Cathedral (via Great Water Street) for Mass of the Resurrection at 11am, interment afterwards in Ballymacormack cemetery. Given the exceptional circumstances and in accordance with government guidelines and social distancing protocols ,to protect everyone dear to Frank and his family, the Mass will be restricted to 10 people only. The Mass will be streamed live please go to
The family very much appreciates your support and consideration at this time. House private please

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