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Irish League Lives: Terry Hayes on holding no ill will over the tackle that ended his career and life behind the scenes with Northern Ireland

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Irish League legend Terry Hayes

Irish League legend Terry Hayes

Irish League legend Terry Hayes

Although his promising playing career was cruelly cut short at just 24 years of age, it didn't prevent Terry Hayes from writing his own little chapter in the history of Linfield Football Club.

Now into his 46th season, the club's sports therapist may be recognised as the man with the healing hands at Windsor Park, but he once had the world at his feet.

As a fresh-faced 18-year-old, he signed a three-year contract with Luton Town boss David Pleat - a dream move that was sadly derailed by personal tragedy.


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