Date: 30th June 2006 at 10:59am
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Lifford-born Shay Given says Monday was one of the proudest days of his life, as he was presented with the Freedom Of Donegal.

The Toon goalkeeper has been linked with a host of top clubs during his time on Tyneside, but like Alan Shearer, has stayed loyal to the cause.

He says the ceremony was an honour to himself and his family.

Given: ‘I remember driving around this town 15 years ago selling fruit and vegetables, and I never thought then that I would return for such a proud day’.