NIALL QUINN'S TESTIMONIAL

 

JOE HARVEY,

Sir,- I read with great interest (Sport, January 3rd) the report about Sunderland FC granting Niall Quinn a testimonial in May of this year. I could not help feeling some pride when I read that the proceeds will go to two children's hospitals, one in Sunderland and the other in his native city Dublin, and not to bolster his own bank account. It is great to see there are still some professional footballers in touch with the real world.

But what else should I expect from a man who has stood head and shoulders above his fellow professionals both on and off the pitch? Well done, "big man", and let's hope others will follow. - Yours, etc.

JOE HARVEY,

Glenageary Woods,

Co Dublin.