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Patrick O’Connell: Footballer and Football Manager

September 26, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This talk will discuss the fascinating life of Patrick O’Connell, a Dubliner who enjoyed a successful career as a professional footballer in Belfast and England during the early twentieth century before moving to Spain and managing clubs such as Racing Santander, FC Barcelona and Real Betis.

A senior international with Ireland during the First World War era, O’Connell was the first Irishman to captain Manchester United and as a manager led Real Betis to the Spanish club’s only La Liga championship.

Presented by Dr James Curry, Dublin City Council Historian in Residence for the North West area.

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September 26, 2023
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Ballyfermot Library
Ballyfermot Road Ballyfermot
Dublin 10, Dublin D10 WV02
01 222 8422
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