Saturday 3rd December v. Cliftonville (home) - Danske Bank Premiership - k.o: 3:00pm

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Don Stirling Tribute
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BALLYMENA United will pay tribute to highly respected former vice chairman Don Stirling before Saturday's Danske Bank Premiership fixture with Linfield at the Showgrounds.
A collection will also be held for Macmillan Cancer Support as a thank you for the care and assistance Don and his family received during his recent illness.
Ballymena United will make a donation to Macmillan Cancer Support while supporters of both clubs will have the opportunity to contribute through a bucket collection facilitated by the Ballymena United Youth Academy.
Don's partner Marlinda Orr, the Stirling family and volunteers from Macmillan's Ballymena Committee will be in attendance as we remember one of local football's longest serving and much loved administrators.
A minute's applause will be observed prior to kick-off and black armbands will be worn in memory of 'Mr Ballymena United' who passed away aged 83 last week.
In a fitting gesture, Don's grandson Lucas Stirling will also lead both teams out onto the Showgrounds pitch as our match day mascot.
Ballymena United manager David Jeffrey MBE said: "As a club we felt it fitting and important to pay tribute to Don at the Showgrounds, a place he called home for the best part of half a century.
"Don's unflappable personality and presence will be greatly missed but his legacy and the memory of everything he did for this football club will live on.
"He will not be forgotten by the Ballymena United family.
"I would call on everyone to support Saturday's collection for Macmillan Cancer Support, a charity I know now means a lot to Don's partner Marlinda and the Stirling family."
Saturday's fixture with Linfield has a 3pm kick-off.
Macmillan is here to do whatever it takes to support people living with cancer. If you would like information, support or someone to talk to, call 08088080000. To help Macmillan's work in Northern Ireland, visit macmillan.org.uk/donate.

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