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