My World Cup Hero – 1966!
Our first archive piece this year is from June 2006. Don Mullen was born in Derry in 1956, and as a schoolboy goalkeeper his hero was the great England goalkeeper Gordan Banks. Don witnessed Bloody Sunday at the age of 15 and yet during ‘the troubles’ he never stopped supporting the England soccer team, because of his goalkeeper hero. His book, “Gordon Banks, A hero, who could fly” tells the story of his boyhood in Derry, his meeting with Gordon Banks, and how he subsequently overcame dyslexia to become an investigative journalist.