Lyn Morgan dies after a long illness

Date published: Monday, October 27, 2014

LYN Morgan, former Oldham Rugby League forward and Oldham Rugby Union Club coach and club official, has died after a long illness. He and his wife lived in Moorside. He only recently returned home after nearly three months in hospital.

A proud Welshman, Lyn came north from his native Swansea to turn pro with Oldham, as a young prop-forward in the 1964-65 season. He also played for Rochdale Hornets.
 
When his playing days were over he returned to rugby union, first as coach of Oldham RU Club and then in a similar role at Broughton Park RUFC where, in his later years, he enjoyed two separate spells as club president.
 
A Broughton Park spokesman said: “Until his recent illness, Lyn was an ever-present at Broughton Park matches.
 
“He was club president twice — an indication of the esteem in which he was held at Broughton Park and in local rugby circles generally. He was a real rugby man.”
 
Though the union code was his first love, Lyn had fond memories of his days in rugby league and, until he was taken ill, he was an active member of the Oldham RL Players Association, regularly attending monthly meetings and always supporting the association’s events, dinners and other functions.
 
He has been at Whitebank games several times in the past few years as a member of the Players’ Association when they have attended as sponsors.
 
His funeral service will be at Oldham Crematorium at noon on Tuesday (October 28), followed by a rugby send-off at Manor Park, home of Oldham RU Club,