Young footballer Gary Hamilton

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A young footballer called Gary Hamilton helped launch the BP Challenge

to Youth Under 16 County Championship in 1997.

A former striker with the under 16 international team at the time he was with Blackburn Rovers. A pupil at Lurgan College he had impressed talent spotters with his performances for Lisburn Youth. Gary is pictured here at the unveiling of the new competition with then Northern Ireland manager Brian Hamilton and his assistant Gerry Armstrong