O’Donnell recalls Fanad success

Liam O’Donnell was part of the Fanad United that won the FAI Youth Cup in 1979.

Fanad had a brilliant team under Fr Michael Sweeney and defeated Shelbourne in the final at Swilly Park.

“The real difference I suppose was John McElwaine. He had come back from Bradford and that was huge for us,” said O’Donnell.


John McElwaine

“He was a truly exceptional player. A real Rolls Royce. The best player I played with and against.

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