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Michael O誰eill - MBE!

Thursday, 5 January 2017

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BALLYMENA man Michael O'Neill, manager of the Northern Ireland international football team, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's New Year's honours list!
The 47-year-old has been given the gong for Services to Football and the Community after a Summer to remember at Euro 2016.
O'Neill's place in history has already been secured after leading NI to their first European Championships - their first major tournament in 30 years.
In France his squad defied all odds to reach the last 16.
Last year O'Neill, a former pupil at St. Louis Grammar School in the town, was named Manager of the Year at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year in Belfast after leading NI to Euro qualification as Group winners.

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