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Jimmy deserves a lasting tribute

Published 22/12/2009

As another year draws to a close, I once again appeal to those responsible to consider awarding one of Northern Ireland's finest sportsmen the honour he so richly deserves.

This year a testimonial for Jimmy McIlroy has been organised by Burnley FC. And throughout the football world, tributes have poured. Something must be done on a national basis to recognise Jimmy's contribution to football - and this should begin in his homeland.

PETER HUGHES

Burnham, Bucks

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