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Former Coventry City striker Ernie Hannigan passes away at the age of 72

26 May 2015

The club would like to send its deepest condolences to Ernie's family after he passed away on Thursday...

Coventry City Football Club are deeply saddened by the news of the death of former player Ernie Hannigan, aged 72.

The former Sky Blues striker passed away on Thursday, May 21st, after a battle with cancer.

Born in Glasgow, Hannigan enjoyed spells at Queen of the South and Preston North End before signing for the Sky Blues in 1967.



Ernie quickly established himself with City, helping Noel Cantwell keep the Sky Blues in the First Division. Over three seasons, Ernie scored seven goals in 53 appearances, before moving on loan to Torquay United and to Scottish outfit Greenock Morton. 

The following season, Hannigan moved away from the UK to have spells in South Africa and the USA with Elizabeth FC (New Jersey) and New York Cosmos, before returning back home to Queen of the South and then Raith Rovers in 1972.

Coventry City Football Club would like to send deepest condolences to Ernie's family. 

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