From Templepatrick To The Oval, Samson And Goliath, Flags In The Streets And The UEFA Delegate’s Meeting

On the morning of a UEFA game, there’s a delegate’s meeting where the final details are confirmed and any outstanding issues are raised.

Although I haven’t been able to do any sightseeing, due to the short time spent in Northern Ireland, nevertheless I did the next best thing, and watched on as we took the bus journey from the hotel in Templepatrick.

The impressive Harland and Wolff cranes – Samson and Goliath – dominate the skyline and they’re visible from Glentoran’s stadium.

The Oval is set in a loyalist area and so flags dominate the streets around the ground. The union, English and Northern Ireland flags, in particular, dominate.

Then there was the meeting itself which went well.

Watch the accompanying video.

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