CHANTHABURI – The parents of murdered teen Reamonn Gormley have visited Thailand to see a memorial hall opened in his honour. James and Ann Gormley met a group of children dubbed the Thai Tims by football fans for the emotional event.
Reamonn had taught the youngsters to speak English by using Celtic football songs.
Big-hearted sports science student Reamonn also worked with Down’s syndrome kids and raised funds for charity before his life was tragically cut short, aged 19.
He was murdered on his way home from watching a Celtic game on TV in his home town of Blantyre, Lanarkshire, in February 2011.
After Reamonn’s death, the Thai Tims decided to name a school pavilion after him.
James and Ann were guests of honour at the unveiling of the Reamonn Gormley Memorial Hall in Chanthaburi Province.
The hall was the idea of expat Paul Lennon, who had talked with pal Reamonn about a Celtic-themed hall.
It was built using cash donated by fans after Reamonn’s death, as well as proceeds from the Thai Tims’ version of I Just Can’t Get Enough, which was released on iTunes in 2011.
Thugs Daryn Maxwell, 25, and Barry Smith, 21, were handed life sentences after being found guilty of attacking Reamonn during a bungled robbery.