Alliance congratulates Northern Ireland on victory

Alliance Sports Spokesperson Cllr. Michael Long has offered his

congratulations to the Northern Ireland football team on their victory over

England at Windsor Park tonight. He also paid tribute to the Northern

Ireland fans for their enthusiastic support for the team.

Cllr. Long said, “I would just like to congratulate Lawrie Sanchez and the

Northern Ireland team for their magnificent victory against England. Along

with thousands of people at the game and watching on TV, I was absolutely

delighted when David Healy scored our goal, putting Northern Ireland firmly

back on the footballing map.

“I would also congratulate the ŒGreen and White Army, for being wonderful

ambassadors for Northern Ireland at tonight’s match. Earlier this year at

Old Trafford, they demonstrated their enthusiasm by outsinging 50000 England

fans, and again tonight the fans showed the positive side of local football

and, after difficulties in the past, the atmosphere they created was


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