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I realise ticketgate is going on here but just to let you know:
Colm Farry a Film Producer from Sligo now based in Seville and the club EireOgSevilla kindly donated a polo shirt from their club to the POCMF.
The shirt will be signed by GAA legends such as Henry Shefflin,Brian Cody,Michael Murphy,Paul Flynn and others in the coming weeks.
All-Ireland winning(1996) Wexford manager Liam Griffin signed the shirt today,see above.

The shirt will be auctioned off at a fundraising event in Seville following the Real Betis v Racing Santander game on Dec 21st to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Patrick O'Connell winning La Liga 1934/35 - 2014/15.
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Thanks to the Irish Examiner for this piece today which mentions an up and coming fundraising event from Windsor Park to Lansdowne Road 'Un Paseo Por Don Patricio' - Two marathon runners from CarrickFergus Co. Antrim will run 105 miles on Nov 17th to be in time for the friendly v USA on Nov 18th to raise funds and to commemorate Ireland's first trophy win the British Home Championship a century ago in 1914 - Mr. O'Connell captained Ireland to a 3-0 win v England at Ayresome Park in the championship and played with a broken arm when Ireland won the C'ship at Windsor Park v Scotland.
Full details here: http://www.pocfund.com/events.html

Sporting legends support memorial fundraiser for Irish footballer

Monday, November 03, 2014 - 01:23 PM

Legends from soccer, GAA and rugby have come out in support of a campaign to raise funds for a memorial for an Irish footballer who had immense success in the game.

Patrick O'Connell, from Dublin, was the first Irishman to play and captain Manchester United before steering Real Betis to their only La Liga title in 1935 as their manager.

Mr O'Connell also managed Barcelona, saving them from extinction during the Franco era.

Johann Cruyff signing a Barcelona shirt for the Patrick O'Connell Memorial Fund.

Big names from the world of soccer such as Franz Beckenbauer, Johan Cruyff, Sir Bobby Charlton, Gordon Banks and Luis Figo have signed and donated shirts to be auctioned to raise money for a memorial befitting Mr O'Connell's football achievements in London.

Luis Figo said: "Please convey to the family my wishes that they raise enough money to honour their grandfather."

Franz Beckenbauer signing a Germany shirt for the Patrick O'Connell Memorial Fund.

Sadly despite all this success Mr O'Connell died destitute in London in 1959 and is buried in an unmarked grave at St Mary's Cemetery, Kensal Road, London.

The unmarked grave of Patrick O'Connell.

Other football stars to contribute signed jerseys are Roy Keane, Paul McGrath, Paolo Maldini, Patrick Kluivert, Marco Van Basten, Frank Rjikaard, Gheorge Hagi, David Beckham, Gareth Bale and Wayne Rooney.

The shirts are on display at the Belfast Celtic Museum in Belfast.

There is also a GAA legends shirt which has been signed by the likes of Brian Cody, Henry Shefflin and Liam Griffin, while London Irish rugby club have donated a shirt signed by rugby icons JJ Williams, Mike Gibson, Ollie Campbell and Lawrence Dalagllio.

On Monday, November 17, two runners from Carrickfergus in Co. Antrim will run 105 miles from Windsor Park in Belfast to the Aviva Stadium in Dublin to raise funds.

The run by Gary Connolly and Gillian Cordner will also commemorate Ireland winning their first ever title - the 1914 British Home Championship.

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill signing a N. Ireland shirt for the Patrick O'Connell Memorial Fund.

Mr O'Connell captained Ireland to a 3-0 victory against England at Ayresome Park and was part of the team that clinched the title at Windsor Park against Scotland.

The event, 'Un Paseo Por Don Patricio', is hoped to be completed by the time of the Republic of Ireland's friendly game against the USA on Tuesday, November 18.

Full details are on their website: www.pocfund.com.





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That's brilliant work. Well done
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http://gulfnews.com/sport/football/patrick-o-connell-the-football-legend-time-forgot-1.1409570

Thanks to Jason Pettigrove and Gulf News one of the largest English speaking newspapers in the Middle East who have covered this project this weekend.
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London based Journalist & Barca Fan Jason Pettigrove with a copy of Saturday's Gulf News and the article he wrote about Patrick O'Connell.
This project has now had some amazing interest from the Middle East region.
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Un Paseo Por Don Patricio - Gary Connolly and Gillian Cordner who left Windsor Park this morning and have arrived at the half way point Dundalk tonight - that's 55 miles a double marathon in one day - another 55 miles tomorrow to Lansdowne Road for kick off of the Ireland v USA match tomorrow night - an unbelievable effort - Thanks to Ken Greer & Andrew Conn Linfield FC and Paul Robinson The Park Centre Belfast and Marty Flynn Belfast Celtic for their help today and thanks to those runners in Belfast and Newry and Dundalk who joined Gary and Gillian on the road....roll on tomorrow!!
Gary and Gillian will be introduced to the crowd tomorrow night at half time.
Full details here - http://www.pocfund.com/events.html & photo on here https://www.facebook.com/POConnellmemorial?ref=bookmarks
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Originally posted by Gashley Grimes Gashley Grimes wrote:

Un Paseo Por Don Patricio - Gary Connolly and Gillian Cordner who left Windsor Park this morning and have arrived at the half way point Dundalk tonight - that's 55 miles a double marathon in one day - another 55 miles tomorrow to Lansdowne Road for kick off of the Ireland v USA match tomorrow night - an unbelievable effort - Thanks to Ken Greer & Andrew Conn Linfield FC and Paul Robinson The Park Centre Belfast and Marty Flynn Belfast Celtic for their help today and thanks to those runners in Belfast and Newry and Dundalk who joined Gary and Gillian on the road....roll on tomorrow!!
Gary and Gillian will be introduced to the crowd tomorrow night at half time.
Full details here - http://www.pocfund.com/events.html & photo on here https://www.facebook.com/POConnellmemorial?ref=bookmarks
 
 
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Well done to Gillian and Gary who completed Un Paseo Por Don Patricio this evening at Lansdowne Road Dublin from Windsor Park Belfast - Gary and Gillian are pictured with Mike(Patrick's Grandson) and Sue O'Connell in the hospitality suite at The Aviva Stadium,Dublin tonight prior to the Ireland v USA game.Well done to both on a fantastic achievement.
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I realise Rebel songs and the  ticket fiasco are the major talking points on here but thanks to Paul Galvin(Footballer of the Year 2009 and multiple AI winner) for taking time out of a book signing to sign our GAA legends Eire Og Sevilla shirt, the shirt was also signed by Kingdom legends Seamus Moynihan(Footballer of the Year 2000 & Multiple AI winner),Marc O'Sé (Footballer of the year 2007 & multiple AI winner),Mike McCarthy(AI multiple winner & All Star winner) and Dara O'Cinneide(Kerry Captain 2005 and AI multiple winner) - Le meas do Dara O'Cinneide TG4 agus Radio Na Gaeltachta.

Shirt is now heading north to Donegal...
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fair amount of signatures on it now. well done.
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Eire Og Sevilla shirt now doing the rounds in the hills of Donegal pic of Donegal footballer Leo McCloone attached.

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The POCMF and Wednesdayite(SWFC SC) have organised a star studded fundraising event for next Feb at Hillsborough - Patrick's first club Sheffield Wednesday have kindly donated there 1867 function room @ Hillsborough for the night.

Full details and tickets available here:
http://www.wednesdayite.com/index.php/services/wednesdayite-events/item/1726-poc-event-feb15

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Originally posted by Gashley Grimes Gashley Grimes wrote:

The POCMF and Wednesdayite(SWFC SC) have organised a star studded fundraising event for next Feb at Hillsborough - Patrick's first club Sheffield Wednesday have kindly donated there 1867 function room @ Hillsborough for the night.

Full details and tickets available here:
http://www.wednesdayite.com/index.php/services/wednesdayite-events/item/1726-poc-event-feb15

 
 
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