Call for action over Windsor Park traffic rules

Not everyone was equally jubilant about Northern Ireland’s Windsor Park clash yesterday.

Residents in Olympia Drive were unimpressed at a requirement to move their cars to other streets – from 8am to 10pm – for big games due to safety regulations.

Billy Dickson of the Blackstaff Residents’ Association said: “Ways must be found so that residents don’t have to move their cars at all or, if that proves impossible, then they should be compensated.”

A PSNI spokesman said it was the legal responsibility of police to ensure there was “rapid and unobstructed access” to the national football stadium.

He added: “Police work in partnership with the IFA regarding emergency service access to Windsor Park and would welcome engagement and input from local residents if there are issues or local sensitivities.”

Northern Ireland sailed into the history books by qualifying for Euro 2016 with a 3-1 victory over Greece.