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The Life of Patrick O’Connell
September 21, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Presented by Drumcondra Library.
On June 2015, a Dublin City Council plaque commemorating local footballer and football manager Patrick O’Connell (1887-1959) was installed at Fitzroy Avenue, Drumcondra.
This online lecture will discuss that plaque unveiling, and the fascinating life of O’Connell, who as a player captained Ireland and Manchester United, and as a manager led Real Betis to their sole La Liga championship in 1934/35. O’Connell also managed FC Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War, when he played an important role in securing the famous football club’s future.
Dr James Curry is a Dublin City Council Historian in Residence (North West Area)