Norn Iron exiles rock the capital

The London NISC celebrate at Trafalgar Square
The London NISC celebrate at Trafalgar Square

While Windsor was rocking as Northern Ireland qualified for Euro 2016, so was the centre of London as a number of local exiles, members of the London NISC, brought a taste of the Green and White Army to the country’s capital.

The club meet at Philomena’s Bar, Covent Garden, managed by Bushmills man Chris Booth and following Thursday night’s historic win, the club, led by Ballymena man Craig Lutton with his drum, paraded through the city to Trafalger Square.

Philomena's, Covent Garden, managed by Bushmills man Chris Booth where the London NISC meet

Philomena's, Covent Garden, managed by Bushmills man Chris Booth where the London NISC meet

Coleraine men Mark Hunter and Matthew Livingstone joined Portstewart man Neal Anderson in the march through the capital before a large number of the club joined Craig and his trademark drum on the flight to Helsinki for what is sure to be a weekend-long party around Michael O’Neill’s side’s final qualifying game.

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The London NISC which inludes a number of exiles from Coleraine, Portstewart and Ballymena celebrate the historic win

The London NISC which inludes a number of exiles from Coleraine, Portstewart and Ballymena celebrate the historic win

Craig Lutton leads the parade through London

Craig Lutton leads the parade through London