Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 23 September 2014

Video: Belfast's sporting murals lose much of their gloss

They are sporting legends and giants in local folklore, yet their images have been allowed to peel off gable walls. Northern Ireland footballer David Healy became a hero on September 7, 2005 when he faced down the biggest names in the sport including David Beckham and Wayne Rooney to score a memorable winning goal against England. The English team were left humiliated and the Northern Ireland fans in ecstacy when home team won the World Cup qualifier 1-0 at Windsor Park. But now, almost 10 years later, the mural is among three across Belfast that are badly weather-worn. The George Best mural in Cregagh remains bright and in good repair, although new houses built in front of it means it can be tricky to access. Credit: Belfast Telegraph

 

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