Limavady FC exhibition kicks off

Pictured at the opening of the Limavady United F.C. Exhibition are, (l-r): Mr. D. Brewster, Vice Chairman of Limavady United F.C; Cllr. A. Robinson, Deputy Mayor; Mr. R. Kennedy, Honorary Life President of the Irish Football Association; Mr. S. Curry, President of Limavady United F.C; and Mr. B. Dunn, former Chairman of Limavady United F.C. 1007sj88

Pictured at the opening of the Limavady United F.C. Exhibition are, (l-r): Mr. D. Brewster, Vice Chairman of Limavady United F.C; Cllr. A. Robinson, Deputy Mayor; Mr. R. Kennedy, Honorary Life President of the Irish Football Association; Mr. S. Curry, President of Limavady United F.C; and Mr. B. Dunn, former Chairman of Limavady United F.C. 1007sj88

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Former players joined supporters of Limavady United F.C. for an exhibition detailing the history of the club, which is on show at the Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre.

Among those in attendance at the exhibition on Saturday were Mr. Raymond Kennedy, Honorary Life President of the Irish Football Association and Mr. Sydney Curry, President of Limavady United F.C.

Visitors had the chance to see items belonging to former players, such as Victor Wallace and Gerry Mullan, as well as the original Irish Cup, currently on loan from the Irish Football Association.

“This exhibition examines the history of Limavady United F.C.; a club which has undergone several incarnations since its inception in the late 1800s. Using a collection of old photographs, shirts, medals, scarves and programmes kindly lent by members of the club, the exhibition explores the club’s varied fortunes, from periods of stagnation and decline, to instances of triumph and success,” said a spokesperosn.

The exhibition is open in the Ritter Gallery until 25 August and admission is free.

Galleries are open Monday-Friday 9.30am-5pm and Saturday 10am-2pm.

On July 25 at 7pm, David Brewster will deliver a heritage talk about football in Limavady. The Vice Chairman of Limavady United FC, will examine the rich history of football in Limavady.

“David has been researching the history of football in the local area for some time; trawling through newspaper records, gathering photographs and speaking to old players and supporters; amassing a wealth of insightful information in the process,” said a spokesperson. “A must for all sports enthusiasts and local history lovers alike.”

Free admission, however places must be booked in advance.

For further information and details of the Centre’s public holiday opening times, please call 028 7776 0650 or visit www.roevalleyarts.com