On Tuesday night prior to the Windsor Park league game against Glenavon, legendary Linfield winger Billy Murray received the Torrans Trophy from Linfield chairman Roy McGivern in the Linfield board room in the Railway Stand at Windsor Park.
Billy became the 10th legendary player to have this honour bestowed upon him - following in the footsteps of Noel Bailie MBE, Martin McGaughey, Glenn Ferguson, Alex Russell, Tommy Dickson, Peter Rafferty, George Dunlop, Isaac Andrews and Bobby Braithwaite.
Billy also received the award of honorary Life membership of Linfield Football Club at the sane time as he received the Torrans Trophy.
Linfield chairman Roy McGivern welcomed Billy home to Windsor Park from his current home in Lanzarote and spoke in glowing terms of his achievements in Linfield's cause over many years. He spoke of the great memories Billy had provided for a generation of Blue men and women and of the great affection our supporters continue to feel for one of our greatest ever players who Roy added was a most deserving recipient of both the prestigious Torrans Trophy and the highly valued award of Life membership.
Modest, unassuming Billy spoke with pride of his service in the famous royal blue jersey of the club he followed as a boy and he also expressed his delight and surprise at receiving the honour of life membership and the Torrans Trophy from the club he served with great distinction during the glory years of the Roy Coyle era of the late 70s and early to mid 80s.
After the board room presentations Billy took to the famous Windsor Park pitch he once dazzled with his silky, mesmerising skills to once again take the salute and acclaim from the South Stand faithful at Windsor Park.
Above with Linfield President Peter Lunn MBE and below with Linfield Trustee Paul Weir,
Above with Colin Best of the Torrans committee and below with long time friend, journalist Ivan Little.
Above - with popular long serving kit manager Gary Eccles