He played for the reserves but never made the first team and was release at the end of the season.
Brian "is a good friend" of Don McConnell (Barry's Dad)
They went to school together and played together in Belfast in their youth.
Don said the following about Brian in 2020.
"He was a very skilful player who unfortunately had a bad injury which more or less finished his football career. Had that not happened he would undoubtedly have made a lot more progress".
He went on to have a very successful career for Action on Hearing Loss in Northern Ireland. He has been at the forefront of various organisations for Deaf people and was awarded an MBE in 2001 for his work in that field".
“Brian has worked with children and adults who are deaf, blind, visually impaired and deafblind in Northern Ireland for over forty years. He has been Principal Social Worker for Sensory Impaired Services and from 1991 to 2011 was Director of RNID NI (Royal National Institute for Deaf People Northern Ireland).
And from sense.org - our trustees
“He has worked as a consultant and has served on a number of Boards and Committees, including being Chair of the Ulster Institute for the Deaf and Honorary Secretary of the European Society on Mental Health and Deafness. He has also been a member of the Northern Ireland Civic Forum. He was President of the World Congress on Mental Health and Deafness in Belfast in 2014. Brian is currently a member of the Board of Habinteg Housing Association, Chair of Northern Ireland Sense Council and a member of NDCS l(NI) Advisory Committee.
He became an MBE in 2001 and holds a number of other awards.”