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

Published 24/07/2014

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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