Quick footie round-up…

JUST heard that the last Northern Ireland match against Finland had a 23% viewing figure (not sure if that’s the peak figure or not). A quarter of all NI viewers for an away game is pretty impressive. Meanwhile, Derry City are pondering where their big UEFA game is going to be, although NI’s ground seems unlikely to be the venue (although Steven Beacom remains optimistic). Candystripes chief exec Jim Roddy said: “You would have the issue of going to Windsor Park and asking the people in the Village area around Windsor Park to accept the flying of the flag of the national association, which would be the (Irish) tricolour.”