Football family looks back at Newtongrange treble success

Players from right to left  Jimmy O'Connor, James Aitken, David Pryde
Players from right to left Jimmy O'Connor, James Aitken, David Pryde

The above photo supplied by former Dalkeith Thistle manager Paul O’Connor includes his grandad Jimmy O’Connor .

It is of Newtongrange Bluebell’s all-conquering Under 21’s side from 1945, showing a clean sweep of league and cup treble winning trophies.

Paul, as well as managing the Jags for five years at the turn of the century also played for them and other local sides including Whitehill Welfare.

And given the success his grandad enjoyed it’s fair to say that football really is in the blood of the O’Connor family.

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