Posted: 3 weeks ago

Legend Gerry Armstrong scores with business and sporting guests at Ulster Hockey’s latest Club 1896 networking forum

From left: Denise Watson, Scott Wilson and Anna Pim

ULSTER Hockey brought together business and sports guests to hear from one of Northern Ireland’s sporting legends, Gerry Armstrong, as part of its Club 1896 networking forum.

Gerry, known for his incredible football career and history-making goal for Northern Ireland in the 1982 World Cup against Spain, shared stories from his life in sport, commentating and beyond, with compere and broadcaster Denise Watson at Belfast’s AM:PM Treehouse venue. Guests heard tales from Gerry’s time on and off the pitch, including his experience of playing alongside Maradona and his predictions on the current UEFA European Championships.

Gerry shared that he felt the greatest player he had ever seen was George Best and how he wished he had seen him play at World Cup international level.

The event was part of Ulster Hockey’s ongoing series of events aimed at bringing the commercial and sporting worlds closer together to create connections, inspire partnerships and form relationships of mutual benefit.

Ulster Hockey CEO Marc Scott commented: “Having a true Northern Ireland icon such as Gerry speak at one of our network events was an absolute honour. With an astounding football career that spans decades, the stories Gerry shared with our guests were simply mindblowing.

“He has played at the highest level, with household names that will never be forgotten, his own included – he is truly inspirational to people in sport and the world of business thanks to his resilience, tenacity and down to earth nature. To have his support for what we’re doing with Club 1896 is greatly appreciated.

“We hope that high quality speakers like Gerry Armstrong at our networking events will appeal to a broad range of people and we want to keep growing our membership so we can see more and more valuable relationships being created.”

Bradley Quinn, Gerry Armstrong and Marc Scott

Marc Scott, Gerry Armstrong and Denise Watson

Audience enjoy the evening