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John Etty dies in hospital at the age of 97

March 1, 2024

IT is with the deepest sorrow and sympathy to the whole family that we report the death of our former winger John Etty, who has died in a Blackpool hospital at the age of 97
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Peter Rush dies at the age of 88

February 23, 2024

OLDHAM official John Chadwick, vice-president of the club and a former secretary and chairman, has expressed his wish that Roughyeds should be one of the first clubs, outside his own Rochdale Hornets, to pay public tribute to Peter Rush, a former Hornets chairman, who has died suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 88
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Bill Francis dies — Aged 76

February 20, 2024

It is with heavy hearts, sincere condolences to the family and much sorrow that we record the death, aged 76, of our former player-coach Bill Francis, who was in charge of the team, under the overall control of team manager Graham Starkey in the 1979-80 season and the first part of 1980-81.
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Dave McGealy, the voice of Oldham for many years, dies at the age of 74

October 25, 2023

THE sincere condolences of everyone at Oldham RLFC go to the family, friends and work colleagues of Oldham Community Radio’s David McGealy, who has died from Alzeimer’s at the age of 74.
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Brian Hatherell dies

December 9, 2022

WITH thanks to his daughter Carol for letting us know, we are sad to spread the news of Brian Hatherell’s death, whom older fans will vividly remember as a talented scrum-half in the late 1950s.
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RIP Norman Francis

October 5, 2022

WE are indebted to Joe Warburton and the Oldham Players’ Association for passing on the news of the death of former Hunslet, Leeds Rhinos, Oldham and Bramley winger Norman Francis.
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John Hammond dies, aged 77

September 14, 2022

IT is with sadness that the ORLFC Players Association passes on the news of the death of former Oldham and Rochdale Hornets scrum-half Johnnie Hammond, who died on September 12 at the age of 77.
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