Belfast Telegraph

Friday 25 July 2014

Healy's Northern Ireland exploits set for big screen

Put to the sword: David Healy is jubilant after scoring against Spain in the memorable 2006 success at Windsor Park

Northern Ireland football legend and record goalscorer, David Healy, is set to make his cinematic debut in aid of the Alan McDonald Trust.

At Belfast's Odyssey cinema complex on Thursday, Healy's fans will be able to relive his iconic moments and all his record-breaking goals on the big screen – including extended highlights of his brilliant performances against England and Spain – in front of an audience of 450 fans and invited guests, including current manager Michael O'Neill and Jim Magilton.

Healy said: "I never thought I would get the chance to see all my Northern Ireland goals on the big screen. This is such a special night for me to be able to see all my greatest international moments in front of the fans as well as my family."

The evening will be hosted by Jackie Fullerton and Healy will answer questions during an open forum.

He added: "I imagine the Odyssey will be rocking as we relive the famous 1-0 win over England and my memorable hat-trick against Spain – I can't wait!!"

The charity, which was set up in memory of 'Big Mac', former Northern Ireland captain Alan McDonald, aims to inspire the disadvantaged and disabled children of all cultures in Belfast and Northern Ireland.

It intends to develop a programme of opportunity for local communities to enhance their social and life experience through participation in sport and is currently supporting the first ever Downs Syndrome Football project in Northern Ireland, in partnership with the IFA.

Speaking about the charity, Healy said: "It's all great to be supporting the Alan McDonald Trust, which is helping continue Alan's legacy".

Tickets are £15 and are going fast. They are available to buy in Lavery's Bar Belfast, Dawson's Belmont Road and via joeltaggart@me.com.

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