Don't be silly, Margaret

I see a row has erupted over a proposal to name a council pitch in Killyleagh after David Healy, the goal scoring hero for Northern Ireland against England. I agree with Caitriona Ruane that SDLP councillor Margaret Ritchie's opposition is 'mean spirited and petty minded'. I don't support the Northern Ireland side but I accept that many do and are entitled to do so and to celebrate their great victory. Encouraging children to want to match Healy's exploits is a positive sign and I hope that the pitch is renamed. After all, if some one tried to prevent a pitch in Tyrone being named after the late Cormac McAnnallen I would be disgusted, and therefore it is only right that I should support this measure as well.

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