Felix hopes to score with local stories on his new TV show

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Ex-Bannsiders icon and Northern Ireland World Cup midfielder, Felix Healy, is currently presenting Derry County Matters to a worldwide audience.

And now Felix is hoping to score with picking up interesting Coleraine stories for his weekly magazine-type show which is being broadcast on the satellite Showcase channel.

Irish TV is Ireland’s new live digital media platform, broadcasting 24 hours a day across the globe.

“It’s a half-hour programme and we feature four segments each week with stories from across the county.

“We want to hear from Coleraine people with a story tell. It could be an exhibition that’s being held, a singer with a new album, an event or just a good people story.”

Felix has recently been in the area filming pieces on Coleraine’s Caring Caretaker, Davy Boyle, businessman Hugh Wade on his 40-year involvement with Coleraine Football Club and local theatre company, Big Telly.

“We want to get a real flavour of the life and people of the county and events such as the Raft Race and the Atlantic Session,” he said.

During an impressive playing career, the Derry man was signed by English club Port Vale in 1978 but later returned to the Irish League where he became a Coleraine and Derry City great, earning a place in Billy Bingham’s NI World Cup squad in Spain in 1982.

Following his retirement as both a player and manager, he became a presenter on the Derry-based Channel 9 television station in the late 1990s.

More recently, Felix, an accomlished singer, was a presenter and soccer pundit with Setanta Ireland and manager of the local Drive 105 radio station, hosting a daily afternoon show.

The Derry County Matters programmes is screened each Friday at 7.00pm on Showcase channel, Sky 191.

If you have a story for the show contact felixhealy@hotmail.com; derry@countymatters.ie or see Felix’s Facebook page.