Monday, 23 June 2008

A Great Moment

ChillZero thinks it is a Great Idea to get rid of all paramilitary murals and replace them with something of a more peaceful nature (and I am in complete agreement with her) - now I'm not sure if Northern Ireland competing against England on the soccer pitch is more peaceful but at least it's something to be proud of (especially when England get hammered!). Although some paramilitary murals are being replaced, mainly at the instigation and with the co-operation of local residents, there will probably be some that will remain in place.
The goal scorer (David Healy) immortalised on this wall mural was raised in Killyleagh, and played for Crossgar, Lisburn Youth and Down Academy High School in Downpatrick. He signed for Manchester United in August 1999, just four days before his 20th birthday.
He was awarded an MBE for services to charity and his services to Northern Irish football in the Queen's birthday honours in June 2008. wikipedia

Our Wee Country and some murals