The big meeting with the IFA officials takes place this week to discuss and get the tickets sorted. Forgive the delay with this. Northern Ireland are playing at the end of the month and I am sure this is more of a priority to the IFA than our game. Just to remind you that the tickets are £20 for adults and £10 for 15 years old and under.
Anyone who is getting involved with the separate fundraisers for Johnny Herro's Chance of a Half Time are still welcome to join in. The team that raises most funds will play the Carryduff Colts on the International stage at half-time.
Hope you all had a happy Valentine's Day. Lots of meetings in the last few days. We have to agree a design and distribution of tickets without going into the boring bits we are hoping to get this done without additional ticket costs to you. Linfield Board were very helpful to us today and showed us around the facilties and how things will work on the day. I will be making a further announcement through the press re tickets. These should be on sale no later than 15th March. Still no team news for you as we keep our fingers crossed there will be no United injuries between now and the big event.
Well Harry is feeling well again. He had been feeling a little tired, possibly after that weekend at the Whitefort. No doubt he was given a lift after the result on Saturday. The week a head is a busy one. Meetings with media and Windsor Park officials should help set the date for ticket selling arrangements. We will have more info by the end of the week. Local press will be notified.
Lots happened on Wednesday which cannot be revealed just yet. Watch press for details. There will be a function, at a location to be agreed, on Monday 14th May, the night before the Testimonial. This function will in effect celebrate Harry's 80th year and will likely be a corporate black tie event. We are waiting on replies from Old Trafford today about various aspects of the players visit for the big game on the 15th. Also looking forward to meetings at Windsor Park so that I can announce ticket details.