Gillespie welcomes Man Utd return to SuperCupNI

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Gillespie welcomes Man Utd return to SuperCupNI thumbnailPictured at the official launch of the 35th annual SuperCupNI tournament are Maurice Bradley MLA; Keith Gillespie; Causeway Coast and Glens Mayor, Cllr. Joan Baird; Victor Leonard, SuperCupNI Chairman; Wendy McCullough, Head of Sport and Well Being and BB

DOUBLE tournament winner Keith Gillespie reckons his former club Manchester United will continue to be a force at the SuperCupNI. The ex-Northern Ireland winger, who won the international youth tournament in a United team featuring David Beckham, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt, has welcomed the Old Trafford club's return to the event after a two-year absence.
“I'm pleased they have reconsidered and come back in the Junior competition," he said at the official launch of this summer's 35th tournament in Ballymena.
“United have such fervent support in Northern Ireland and their teams have always been a massive draw for fans every July when the SuperCupNI kicks off.
“I know that even when they didn't come here for a couple of years, relationships with the organisers remained strong and friendly which is a tribute to the people who run the event who I know are highly respected at United."


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