Sought after silverware!
- Thu 18 Oct 2012, 3:17PM
- Posted by Nicola McCarthy
The Premier League Trophy has covered some miles in the past three weeks - from South Korea to Manchester to Chicago and then Ireland.
Accompanied by two security guards, a backdrop and its own PA, the trophy travelled to the Emerald Isle for a series of events across both the north and the south.
First up was the Gilford Branch in Lurgan which hosted the trophy for a night of photographs, fund-raising and celebration of the successful 2011/12 season.
The County Armagh event even made the 6 o’clock news!
The silverware then took an easterly route to Moira for two school visits.
The first was to a state school, Moira Primary; the second to a young integrated school- Rowendale.
Both visits were a huge success with children aged between 4 and 11 enjoying time out of their normal schedule to enjoy a different kind of lesson!
No rest for the wicked, the trophy left the second school, grabbed some lunch (Paul’s burger was bigger than his mouth!), then hit its fourth event with the Lisburn OSC branch.
Not only were they celebrating their 10th anniversary, but branch members had sent a special invite to the ‘mad about City’ Agnew family who recently lost their dog in a devastating arson attack.
On the road again - the trophy, security and City staff headed west to Cookstown for the annual former players event at the Glenavon Hotel, organised by the town’s OSC branch.
Joined by City Legends Joe Corrigan, Tommy Booth, Gary Owen and Paul Lake, guests enjoyed a night of good ‘blue banter’!
Last, but certainly not least, the whole team headed south to Dublin.
Supporters from far and wide travelled to Ballsbridge for a day of celebration, raffling, photographs and good old ‘Irish craic!’
After six incredible events, the trophy was whisked away to Dublin airport and boarded an Etihad flight bound for Abu Dhabi where Etisalat will host the silverware as part of a technology exhibition in Dubai.
Next stop - Oslo, Norway- for more OSC celebrations!