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Why shouldn't Linfield attract cross-community support? Manchester United managed to do it

John Laverty


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Reaching out: Linfield chairman Roy McGivern at the launch of the club’s Strategic Plan for 2021-2025 last week

Reaching out: Linfield chairman Roy McGivern at the launch of the club’s Strategic Plan for 2021-2025 last week

Sammy Mac: East Belfast lad McIlroy was one of the players who helped change the perception of United as a ‘Catholic’ club

Sammy Mac: East Belfast lad McIlroy was one of the players who helped change the perception of United as a ‘Catholic’ club

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Reaching out: Linfield chairman Roy McGivern at the launch of the club’s Strategic Plan for 2021-2025 last week

One of the most common misconceptions about Northern Ireland is that all Catholics are nationalists and vice versa.

It makes the complexities of this place more comprehensible to outsiders but it's simply not true, as I'm sure the latest census results will show.


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