The Newcastle United Blog

News and Commentary On Newcastle United By Ed Harrison, A Proud Exiled Geordie And Lifelong Fan

The Newcastle United Blog header image 2
Banner created by Reilly - one of our readers
Howay The Lads!!

Photos From The Liam Sweeney Funeral

3:41 pm, Thursday, August 21st, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 29 Comments

Here are some pictures that have been published at the funeral of Liam Sweeney today, and hundreds of mourners were at St Mary’s Catholic Cathedral, and they included Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew, team captain Fabricio Coloccini, Managing Director Lee Charnley and our assistant manager John Carver.

liam sweeney

Liam Sweeney – dedicated Newcastle United supporter

After the funeral a reception was held at St. James’ Park and the news of the service is being broadcast by all the news outlets.

Here are some pictures from today.


alan pardew with Barry Sweeney

Alan Pardew greets Barry Sweeney – Liam’s father

newcastel contingent Sweeney funeral

The Newcastle United contingent

rip liam sweeney

Liam will never be forgotten

flowers from sunderland sweeney funeral

Flowers from Sunderland AFC

Malaysia Airlines Ukraine crash

Liam’s father Barry near the casket

alan pardew comforts Barry Sweeney

Alan Pardew comforts Barry Sweeney

sweeney casket being acrries in

The casket being carried in


Rest in peace Liam Sweeney – God bless you.

Tags: Newcastle News · Other News

29 responses so far ↓

  • 1 sweendog // Aug 21, 2014 at 3:47 PM

    RIP Liam .. nice touch by NUFC to attend.

  • 2 Our Toon // Aug 21, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    Very classy of the club…much respect to pards, colo, charnley and carver.

  • 3 jimmygscot // Aug 21, 2014 at 3:54 PM

    A very sad day for family & friends my thoughts are with them.

  • 4 ToonDarnSarf // Aug 21, 2014 at 4:01 PM

    Terribly sad for the family to lose someone so young. Sad for the club to lose a fan so dedicated that he was willing to travel to the other side of the world to watch a pre-season friendly.

    Lovely to see the club honour a truly passionate NUFC fan who died in the act of supporting the club he obviously loved.

  • 5 Spoof // Aug 21, 2014 at 4:08 PM

    Tell you what mind, Mike Ashley may well not be a poeple’s person, but in fairness to the guy, he has been more than happy to allow Liam to get the send-off which he deserves, and no doubt hopefully the same will happen with John, so credit where its due, Liam for sure will be proud of “HIS” club and those who run it, certainly for today he will, god rest his soul.

  • 6 G // Aug 21, 2014 at 4:09 PM

    Very classy from 2 local clubs in my opinion. RIP.

  • 7 dannitoon // Aug 21, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    Well done nufc and safc. ..

  • 8 Transfer Sage // Aug 21, 2014 at 4:18 PM

    Very good from the clubs in a time when a lot of decisions are out of touch with the average fan.

  • 9 Vagabond of the Western World // Aug 21, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    Heartbreaking stuff.

    But the club has conducted itself Impeccably throughout, and another nice touch having Collo, Pards, Charnley and Carver at the funeral.

    RIP Liam

  • 10 londonderry toon // Aug 21, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    sad day think the 2 clubs in the north east have acted with class and respect though this sad story RIP LADS

  • 11 WLtoon // Aug 21, 2014 at 4:27 PM

    Credit to both clubs on this sad day.

    R.I.P Liam Sweeney.
    God bless you lad.

  • 12 Toon Tang // Aug 21, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    RIP the fallen 2

    Is the Balotelli Liverpool thing true?? I personally know a few Liverpool fans who absolutely hated the sight of that lad with a passion when he was over here last. Will be funny watching them back pedal as the season moves along.

  • 13 DokToon // Aug 21, 2014 at 4:30 PM

    thoughts and prayers to both the families…

  • 14 JP...from The Rock // Aug 21, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    RIP Liam. Real class shown by the club in such a tragic event.

  • 15 Thump // Aug 21, 2014 at 4:36 PM

    Good on the club for showing up, and very nice gesture to the SAFC fans who have really shown their class in this whole sad affair.

    Thoughts are definitely with the families. Who would have thought that such a tragedy could occur?

  • 16 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 21, 2014 at 4:44 PM

    RIP! My thoughts and prayers are with everyone touched by this travesty!

  • 17 Our Toon // Aug 21, 2014 at 4:49 PM

    RIP Liam and John

    G – I read your comment on previous thread but out of respect for the 2 lads I’m not commenting on anything other than this particular subject matter.

    very classy from our neighbours down the road as well.

  • 18 Four 3 3 // Aug 21, 2014 at 4:49 PM

    Great move by NUFC to attend and well played SAFC for all the efforts.

  • 19 Average_Contents // Aug 21, 2014 at 4:55 PM

    RIP Liam what a brilliant send off for a true fan

    Tiote out for tomorrow but SDJ in the squad and parsnip confirms a bid for tiot but they didn’t meet the valuation

  • 20 wynsleap // Aug 21, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    Excellent and reverend turn out from the powers that be at the Toon. They have been fantastic throughout in this whole affair regarding the varied tributes to both John and Liam.
    The best thing Ashley could do now is to go one further than this and honour their memories by giving the fans a team (and a club) they can be really proud of and running the club the way it should be run.
    It would be a final, fitting memorial for the two boys who will be sorely missed at Newcastle United. RIP.

  • 21 Average_Contents // Aug 21, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    Meant Saturday of course

  • 22 optimistic prime // Aug 21, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    Rip to both lads

  • 23 Jay K // Aug 21, 2014 at 5:17 PM

    Areet lads

    Was at the funeral today was a perfect send off. Also the lad from Sunderland Who helped raise the money was there fantastic send off for Liam.

  • 24 phcb92 // Aug 21, 2014 at 5:18 PM

    Seeing a face like Colos would have helped cheer folk up on what is a very grey day. A nice touch from all involved from both clubs.

  • 25 Spud // Aug 21, 2014 at 5:32 PM

    Just shows what a great club Newcastle is. And i think the way Sunderland have gone about the situation has been outstanding and really classy.
    R.I.P Liam

  • 26 Tsunki // Aug 21, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    Not surprised at all about the fitting tribute and support from SAFC Fans, North Easteners pull together in tough times. We may even witness a historic welcome to the next derby at SJP.

  • 27 toonicle // Aug 21, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    Very classy from everyone at the club, RIP.

  • 28 JAMSHA(PARDEW SLAYER) // Aug 21, 2014 at 6:44 PM


  • 29 cam_toon // Aug 21, 2014 at 11:34 PM

    Aye RIP lads. You’ll always be remembered.

previous post: Two More Signings Makes It Best Transfer Window In Years

next post: Dutch Striker Fit – Midfielder For Sale At Right Price