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7 August 2015

Former Town favourite passes away after cancer battle

Former Town favourite, Danny Hegan, has passed away aged 72 following a battle with cancer.

Hegan made over 200 appearances for Blues in the 1960s and was part of the squad that won the 1967/68 Second Division title under manager Bill McGarry, a manager who would later sign him again for Wolves.

Despite being born in Coatbridge, Scotland, Hegan opted to play his international football for Northern Ireland, where he was capped seven times. 

The winger began his career north of the border at Albion Rovers as a 16 year old before making the move down to England to join Sunderland. 

He then enjoyed time at: Town, West Brom; Wolves; Sunderland for a second stint; Highlands Park in South Africa and Partick Thistle on loan before finishing his playing days at non-League Coleshill Town and Clacton Town.

During his time at Wolves, under McGarry, he appeared in an all-English UEFA Cup Final in 1972, playing the full 180 minutes over two legs in an eventual 3-2 defeat to Tottenham.

Ipswich Town offers its sincere condolences to the family and friends of Danny at this difficult time.

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