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Former Glenavon and Newry player Tony Scappaticci dies

The 48-year-old was a father of three

Former Glenavon and Newry City FC player Tony Scappaticci has died.

The 48-year-old was found at his flat in Banbridge this morning (Monday).

He began his playing career with Glenavon during the 1988/89 season and remained at Mourneview Park for nine seasons, before his move to Newry City.

The influential defender – a father-of-three – also played for Bangor.

He had been playing for Newry when he retired from the game in 2000.

There are no further details at this stage.

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