Homecoming event planned for Northern Ireland football team

Gareth McAuley celebrates his goal against Ukraine that helped earn Northern Ireland their place in the last 16
Gareth McAuley celebrates his goal against Ukraine that helped earn Northern Ireland their place in the last 16

Sports Minister Paul Givan has today announced a homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team.

“I am pleased to announce that my Department in conjunction with the Irish FA, Belsonic and Belfast City Council will be hosting a homecoming event for the Northern Ireland football team,” said the Minister.

Press Eye - Belfast -  Northern Ireland - 30th May 2016 - Photo by William Cherry

Members of the Northern Ireland football team and staff  join Manager Michael O�Neill and captain Steven Davis as they leave Northern Ireland from George Best Belfast City Airport to take part in a training camp in Austria in advance of the 2016 Euros

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 30th May 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Members of the Northern Ireland football team and staff join Manager Michael O�Neill and captain Steven Davis as they leave Northern Ireland from George Best Belfast City Airport to take part in a training camp in Austria in advance of the 2016 Euros

“The event will take place at the Belsonic Fan Zone site at Titanic Quarter on Monday 27th June and will give the fans the opportunity to see the team as they return from their historic journey in France.

“Michael O’Neill and the team have made the whole country proud and it has been fantastic to see the green and white army getting behind their team, both in France and back home.”

This will be a ticketed event and tickets will be available today from 6pm via the Ticketmaster website – www.ticketmaster.ie

There will be a nominal £2 admin charge per ticket, £1 of which will go the official charity of both the Irish FA and Fan Zone, which is NI Cancer Fund for Children.

Michael O’Neill and the players will be on stage to share their experiences at Euro2016 in France. Doors open at 5pm, with the event commencing from 5.30pm. It is expected to finish approx 8.30pm.