Stephen Mooney urged Linfield supporters to buy the Linfield home shirt with the Mooneys logo proudly displayed on the front, as the £5 payable in the Shankill Superstore will be donated to the club's charity - the Children's Hospice.
"It's been great welcoming a local lad in Linfield and Northern Ireland under 21 international Kirk Millar to the Mooneys store here on the Shankill today. I just want to wish him and Aaron Burns every success in Tuesday's game against Serbia at Shamrock Park.
It's been great seeing the team wearing the new blue home shirt sponsored by Mooneys in recent weeks. It's been a proud time for me, my family and my business. It was fantastic seeing the shirt worn up at Solitude the other night, as that was a really good and hard earned point we got up there.
Next week will of course be really special as it will be the first time the team returns to play at Windsor Park and it will be the first time the shirt will be worn at home and of course it will be my first game at Windsor Park as the shirt sponsor. I'm looking forward to the occasion immensely and I'll probably bring a few close family members to the game with me. The main thing of course will be that I hope we can get the 3 points to make the occasion memorable and special.
We've had a really good response in the shop to us becoming Linfield shirt sponsors. It's a big Linfield supporting area of course. It was especially good when the sponsorship announcement was first made but with a few home games approaching, I'm looking forward to seeing a lot of photos in the Sunday papers and Linfieldfc.com with the team wearing the logo and that will hopefully generate even more interest in the shop and indeed among our club's support in general.
We've had a few away games recently where the team had to wear the away shirt to avoid a colour clash but over the next few weeks the blue home shirt sponsored by Mooneys will hopefully get a good run out.
I've also decided to become the shirt sponsor of Kirk Millar in the current season. I just thought with him being a local lad here on the Shankill and indeed a regular customer in the shop that he would be the ideal player to sponsor. He's made a good start to his Linfield career and I'm sure he'll go on and have a great season at the club.
I'm really pleased with the decision I've taken to become the shirt sponsor. I'm looking forward to developing the partnership with the club and it'll be great to see an advertising board being put in place at Windsor Park in time for the first home game. It's early days in the sponsorship partnership but the Commercial director Stephen Dickson is a real hardworking man and I'm sure he'll do a great job, bringing much needed revenue to the club.
I'm a committed, lifelong supporter and all I want is to see the club achieve success. I have full confidence in Warren and the players and that was a very pleasing second half performance at Solitude on Tuesday night. Things are really starting to gel nicely and of course, we had a great result at the Oval against the Glens a few weeks ago. We've had 6 away matches with a new team and things are coming along nicely, as you could see in that hugely encouraging 2nd half display at Solitude on Tuesday night."