November, 2021

18nov7:00 pm8:00 pmFree Online Talk: An evening with Stephen Watson: 100 years of sport in Northern IrelandStephen Watson7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sports Forum - LCCC Centenary Talks Programme 2021


(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Online Talk

Online Talk

Event Details

As part of Lisburn & Castlereagh’s NI Centenary Programme 2021 the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum presents a discussion with BBC Stephen Watson on ‘100 years of sport in Northern Ireland’ with special guests:

  • Janet Gray MBE – four time World Disabled Water Ski Champion
  • Dr Dónal McAnallen – sports historian, especially Gaelic games, and co-author of a book on the history of Gaelic games in Lisburn.
  • Kurt Walker – boxer/Olympian
  • Dawson Simpson – historian of Lisburn Distillery Football Club

In this talk two historians and two athletes explore a range of topics, including life as a sportsman/woman, the history of their sport over the last 100 year and the highs and lows of NI’s sporting past.

Stephen Watson

Stephen Watson is one of Northern Ireland’s most respected sports journalists. As the main sports presenter on BBC Newsline, Stephen has fronted BBC Newsline’s coverage of the London Olympic Games and Ryder Cup, and has also covered recent landmark events such as the major golfing successes of Rory McIlroy and Darren Clarke. Stephen is the recipient of a kidney transplant and represented Great Britain & Northern Ireland at the World Transplant Games.

LCCC’s Centenary Programme, marking 100 years since the foundation of Northern Ireland, reflects on a range of Centenary-related themes, including history, sports, industry, the arts and identity. The talks are free to attend, and will be hosted online at 7pm each evening.

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