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ANDY MARKIE

 

It is with the deepest regret that we must announce the death of

Andy Markie.

 

Andy passed away on 14th February and would have celebrated his 48th birthday this month.

 

Andy was a highly respected individual throughout Sheffield Snooker and played in the League for several teams including Eckington Snooker Centre, Steelers No.5 and more recently, Carlton No.2.

 

For many years the interest in our League has run through the Markie family. Andy’s father, Peter, now retired from his position as sports editor for the Sheffield Newpapers (“The Star” and “Sheffield Telegraph”) ran regular features on our successes.

 

The interest now continues through Andy’s son, Joe, who he has supported and encouraged from the early age when Joe began playing in the Sheffield Junior events.

 

Joe and Andy (pictured) together with fellow team mates from Steelers No.5 achieved the team’s best performance when they won the Teams K.O. in 2014-15season.

 

Andy was also a keen player in the ¾ league and in fact became Chairman of that League following retirement of Mick Hall from that position.

 

Such was Andy’s enthusiasm and ambition for our sport his absence will leave a large hole in what we presently know of Sheffield Snooker.

 

He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

 

The Funeral service is on Thursday 15th March at 1.15pm

at Hutcliffe Wood Crematorium.

 

Our love and best wishes go to Andy’s family and close friends.

 

Our thoughts are also with the teams at Steelers and Carlton at this sad time.

 

 

                     


03-Apr-2018 15:51

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