first_imgThe Co-Chairman of the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly, Mr Joe McHugh TD, has today paid tribute to the late Gary Speed and offered his sympathies to his Welsh colleagues in the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly and to the family of Mr Speed.“As Co-Chairman of the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly, I would like to take this opportunity to extend my deepest sympathies to the family of Gary Speed and to my Welsh colleagues in the Welsh Assembly and in the Houses of Parliament.“As a keen sportsman, I am more than aware that Gary Speed was a great role model for many young people throughout Britain and Ireland. In particular, for those Irish people who have followed his long and successful career both as a player in the old First Division and the Premier League and as an international manager. “The Welsh people are rightfully proud of their sporting ability and the death of one their most influential sports figures will come as a huge blow to many. My thoughts and best wishes are with the Welsh people at this difficult time.“Ar dheis Dé go raibh sé.”DEPUTY McHUGH PAYS TRIBUTE TO GARY SPEED was last modified: November 28th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DEPUTY McHUGH PAYS TRIBUTE TO GARY SPEEDlast_img read more