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Moyle District Council have agreed to name Ballycastle United’s football pitch after the late Billy Watson.

The decision was made at last night’s (Monday) meeting after Cllr Cara McShane explained that a request had been made by the club to name the pitch after Mr Watson who died in February.

Cllr McShane said: “Billy was involved in football since he started playing in 1977.”

She said he had been involved with Ballycastle United as a player, a manager, a committee member and chairman.

“He was an inspiration. He was dedicated to his sport,” she said.

She proposed that Moyle Council agree to the club’s request, this was seconded by chairman of Moyle Cllr Donal Cunningham.

Cllr Cunningham said that Billy had been a Council colleague and was “a integral part of Ballycastle United.”

Cllr Padraig McShane added that there was no more fitting tribute to Billy Watson than to name the pitch after him.

It was agreed unanimously to name the pitch after Mr Watson.