Irish Eurovision writer appeals for robbers to return his trophy

Shay Healy has attacked “some low down, dirty rotten, low life thug”

Irish Eurovision writer appeals for robbers to return his trophy

Songwriter Shay Healy pictured outside the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin in 2005 | Image: RollingNews.ie

Irish songwriter Shay Healy has made an appeal to have his Eurovision trophy returned to his home after it was stolen.

The 74-year-old songwriter attacked a "low down, dirty rotten, low life thug” who took the trophy from a shelf in his downstairs bathroom.

Healy won the trophy in 1980 for 'What's Another Year?', sung by Johnny Logan.

It was taken from a glass shelf in his bathroom.

Healy says it has been 37 years since winning the contest in The Hague “so in years I’ve had my trophy on view for half my lifetime.”

He writes: “Who would steal such a thing? It’s not like it was any great shakes as a piece of art. It was a clear plastic multi layered ornament that had a gold coin floating in the interior of it.

“Is there some young fellow in his bedroom standing in front a mirror with a hairbrush in his hand pretending he’s Johnny Logan, while my precious award sits on his mantelpiece forlorn and bereft of its proper home?

“I’m assuming it’s a he, as a she wouldn’t do that kind of thing.”

He continues: “Mind you the light fingered Jacko who shagged off with my trophy may have solved a problem for me in obviating the need for me to make a decision as to which of my two sons will inherit the plastic geegaw.

He says he is “not that fussed about awards and trophies” but resents somebody “screwing with my musical history.”

Read his post in full below: