WATCH: James Nesbitt officially opens the SuperCupNI

Actor James Nesbitt returned home to Coleraine on Sunday night to officially open this year's SuperCupNI.

Sunday, 24th July 2016, 11:10 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 6:35 pm
Actor Jimmy Nesbitt meets football players from Chile at Coleraine Showgrounds after the SuperCupNI 2016 Welcoming Parade & Ceremony in Coleraine town centre. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Hundreds lined the streets of the town to welcome James and all the competing players.

They were welcomed at Coleraine Showgrounds where the star of ‘The Hobbit’ read out a text message he received from Sir Alex Ferguson praising the tournament.

Actor Jimmy Nesbitt meets football players from Chile at Coleraine Showgrounds after the SuperCupNI 2016 Welcoming Parade & Ceremony in Coleraine town centre. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Actor Jimmy Nesbitt meets football players from Chile at Coleraine Showgrounds after the SuperCupNI 2016 Welcoming Parade & Ceremony in Coleraine town centre. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye