HARRY Lyness Chairman of the Limavady branch of the Manchester United Supporters Club was honoured at Old Trafford on the occasion of his 50 years attending matches at the "theatre of dreams."
He went to his first game at Old Trafford (at age 13) on 11th April 1958 shortly after the Munich disaster. The presentation was a surprise for Harry as he was told he was there to attend a membership meeting
Harry and fifteen of the Limavady supporters club members were invited to the East Stand Board room on Sunday 13th April at 2 pm just before the kick off in the Man.Utd. V Arsenal Premier League match, where Mr David Gill (Chief Executive Manchester United) presented him with a Man United jersey signed by members of the current team.
The presentation was also attended by Manchester United legend and MUTV presenter Paddy Crerand.
A presentation of a limited edition George Best signed canvas was made on behalf of the Limavady Supporters club by Russell King the youngest member present.
Presentations were also made by James Mc Clarey (Supporters Club Vice Chairman) which included a programme from the Arseneal V Man.Utd. match played on 11 October 1958 and other memorabilia from the same year.
John White ( George Best Carryduff Man United supporters Club) presented Harry with a caricature signed by David Gill and Sir Alex Ferguson and a copy of his book Manchester United Miscellany.
The presentation was also filmed and shown on MUTV as part of the "Fans Diary programme " that was filmed as Carryduff were celebrating their 250th club trip to Old Trafford.
The Limavady supporters club had a coach party of 48 local supporters at the Arsenal game.
The Club's annual Dinner Dance will be held at The United Services club Limavady, on Saturday 7th June. The guests for the evening will include Manchester United legends Harry Gregg and Paddy Crerand.
The club meet on the first Monday of every month in The Corner Bar Limavady, at 8pm. New members are always welcome and membership for next season is now being taken.