EFC Visit to ESCNI (2022)

EFC Delegation's Visit to ESCNI (2022)

(L to R): Barry Horne, Darren Griffiths and Graham Stuart


Before the event proper began, there was a communal viewing (on the hotel's giant screen) of Everton's unfortunate defeat at West Ham.


The event itself was compered by Everton's Darren Griffiths, and he was as professional as ever. The first half of the event, comprised Darren interviewing the two former players (Graham Stuart and Barry Horne) on Everton’s current predicament and on their own past careers.


At half time, everyone adjourned to the foyer to enjoy a hot finger buffet and tea/coffee; all kindly supplied by ESCNI.


Clayton Hotel, Belfast


The subsequent second half was a Q&A session with various members asking questions. Afterwards, the Everton guests stayed on to chat, provide autographs and to have their pictures taken with those ESCNI members in attendance. It was great to hear from the two ex-players and everybody in attendance had a good afternoon – apart from the result of course! Graham and Barry spent time with the members, which was really appreciated, and it was a most worthwhile event. There were around 45 ESCNI members in attendance.


The event closed with a prize draw (won by Ciaran Mulligan, from Castlewellan) for a signed shirt kindly provided by Everton.


(L to R) Graham Stuart, Ciaran, Isabella, Aurora and Colleen Milligan, and Barry Horne


Date: Sunday, 3rd April 2022


Venue: Clayton Hotel, central Belfast


Charge: free (ESCNI members only)



  • Darren Griffiths (Compere and Media & Publications Manager)
  • Graham Stuart (EFC Ambassador – ex player)
  • Barry Horne (ex player)


  • 2pm: communal live viewing of West Ham v Everton
  • 4pm: one hour of Q&A and prize draw
  • 5pm: break for refreshments (finger buffet tea and coffee; supplied by ESCNI)
  • 5.45pm: another hour of Q&A and photos