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Artist Deepa Mann-Kler puts Will Grigg, Carl Frampton and George Best in frame

Published 25/11/2016

Print by Killyleagh-based artist Deepa Mann-Kler
Print by Killyleagh-based artist Deepa Mann-Kler

He might not have played a second on the pitch during this summer's European Championships, but Northern Ireland football star Will Grigg is being immortalised in a series of fine art prints.

The player who inspired the 'Will Grigg's On Fire' chant heard in the stadia during Northern Ireland matches is one of three local sporting heroes featured in a trio of new prints created by Killyleagh-based artist Deepa Mann-Kler.

The other two are Belfast's world champion boxer Carl 'The Jackal' Frampton and the late football legend George Best.

Last night Deepa said she'd been inspired by how Will, along with the team's performance at Euro 2016, had brought a feelgood factor to Northern Ireland.

"The prints are really a celebration of our sporting excellence," she said.

In 1984 Deepa won the Olympus & Daily Mirror Young Photographer of the Year award.

Her trio of prints - which cost £25 each - can also be seen at Studio Souk in Belfast's Ann Street. They are available through the artist's website at deepamannkler.com/shop/sports-prints.php

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