Social media platforms provided Luke McCullough with a taste of the support behind his inclusion in Northern Ireland’s squad for EURO 2016 as hundreds responded to the call-up confirmation.
The Portadown-born defender was described by ‘Stephen Woods’ as a “credit to the town” and urged him to “enjoy every minute...it’s nothing more that you deserve”, with ‘Christopher Topping’ calling on McCullough to “do our wee town and country proud”.
Portadown College’s official Twitter account offered congratulations as “PC’s old boy Luke McCullough named in final 23 man NI squad for Euros in France”.
McCullough spent time at grassroots level on the books at Loughgall Youth, with the club posting “congratulations to our former youth team player on being named in Northern Irelands Euro2016 squad”.
The ‘Port N Vale Taxis’ account on Twitter highlighted how “I’m sure the McCullough family is so proud of you Luke good luck to you & the whole team”.
Portadown FC Youth sent out “huge congratulations” to McCullough and ‘Nigel Cooke’ urged the defender to “enjoy all you won’t forget this”.
One Twitter feed - under the handle of ‘Aaron McIldoon’ - expressed the sentiments of many in Portadown with the simple but effective reminder that “He’s one of our own...He’s one of our ownnn...Big @lmccullough94...He’s one of our own!”.