The man who put the ball in the English net (and the Italian net) was the special guest at the Lions AFC Festival of Football in Durrow today.
While the current underage players in the club weren’t even born when Ray Houghton was one of the stars of the Irish soccer team, for the coaches and parents they’ll never forget his impact. That headed goal against England in 1988 and the equally memorable strike against Italy in 1994 will stay with us forever.
This morning Houghton and John Delaney from the FAI were at the Durrow club for a morning of festivities where they met with club officials, coaches, parents and young players.
The club’s 94-year-old president Harold Lawlor was also out and about meeting and greeting all and sundry.
There was a brilliant atmosphere with fun activities for all ages.