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Armstrong to open football tournament

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Armstrong to open football tournament thumbnailFormer Northern Ireland player Gerry Armstrong will attend the opening ceremony of the 2018 SuperCupNI.

NORTHERN Ireland World Cup legend Gerry Armstrong hopes the next generation of talent can catch the eye at this year's SuperCupNI.
Armstrong, who netted the famous winner against hosts Spain at the 1982 World Cup finals, will officially open the prestigious international youth tournament this year.
It's a homecoming for the Sky TV football co-commentator who has been a major supporter of the event for some considerable time.
Armstrong (pictured inset), who made 63 Northern Ireland appearances, said: "I've been privileged to attend the event for many years and witness its development into a world class tournament.
“It is a wonderful celebration of youth football and deserving of all our support.
“I believe that because of the longevity of the competition it is sometimes taken for granted in some quarters but we should never become complacent about it because it continues to be a jewel in the crown so far as attracting visitors to the country.
“It does this by offering us top class football by attracting a truly international line-up of talent. It takes so much hard work and dedication to maintain the highest of standards and I salute the tireless volunteers."
Down the years Gerry was a summariser on UTV's finals night coverage and made the draw for the 2011 tournament.

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