This Lord Street mural celebrates the accomplishments of the Northern Ireland soccer team: British champions in 1914, 1980, and 1984 – the last year the “Home Championship” was held and so the trophy (at left) is held by the IFA; World Cup qualifiers in 1958 (Sweden), 1982 (Spain), and 1986 (Mexico). The original trophy, by Jules Rimet, is shown in the third panel; it was kept by Brazil when it won for a third time in 1970. With sponsorship by the East Belfast Historical And Cultural Society. Replaces J2706 “Magnifico Viva Norn Iron”. The image of the Ulster Banner is from 2009; there is “IRA” graffiti in the top left.
Copyright © 2007 Peter Moloney
Copyright © 2009 Peter Moloney