Help the Patrick O'Connell Memorial Fund
- to establish suitable memorials at his birthplace in Dublin and unmarked final resting place in London.
- to pay tribute to Don Patricio by means of commissioned monuments at each of the clubs he played for and managed.

Ronald Koeman 1997/98 FC Barcelona Signed Shirt Auction

The latest donated signed shirt to become available at auction is a Ronald Koeman 1997/98 FC Barcelona shirt from his era. A Netherlands and FC Barcelona legend! Bid now...

BID - Ronald Koeman 1997/98 FC Barcelona Signed Shirt - 
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131504116341

Also available is a current squad signed Real Betis away shirt...

BID - Away Real Betis Signed Shirt (current squad) - 
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131502044305

The shirts will be delivered free of charge to the winning bidder (within the UK and Ireland). International postage (at cost) can be arranged.

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Dave Fanning (RTÉ 2fm) Interviews Fergus Dowd and Alan McLean

On Tuesday, 22nd April, POC Fund members Fergus Dowd and Alan McLean spoke to Dave Fanning (RTÉ 2fm) about the life of O'Connell and the efforts of the Fund. Listen to the full interview...

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Manchester Commemoration for Patrick O'Connell

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The Irish World Heritage Centre near Manchester recently hosted a Patrick O'Connell commemoration event in support of the POC Fund. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Patrick O'Connell's captaincy of Manchester United; O'Connell was the first Irish captain of the club. POC Fund representatives Alan McLean & Fergus Dowd were joined by former Man City Legends Peter Barnes, Mike Summerbee and Fred Eyre. Also, many thanks to Martin Logan of Irish TV, Alan Keegan "The Voice of Old Trafford", photographer Danny Claffey, and artist Tony Denton, along with everyone at the IWHC for their help.

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Robbie Wraps up the Legends XI Signatures

POC Fund member, Fergus Dowd caught up with Ireland's no. 1 goalscorer, Robbie Keane during the weekend of the Poland match in Dublin. Keano kindly signed the Legends XI shirt, which has now been signed by all of "the greatest XI players to play for ROI" as voted by a panel of experts: Given; Irwin; Staunton; McGrath; Hurley; Brady; Giles; Roy Keane; Houghton; Stapleton; Robbie Keane.

Thanks to Marie O'Brien and Peter Sherrard of the FAI for their help.

The shirt will be auctioned in Belfast on Friday, 7th August at Féile an Phobail's "Don Patricio - An Sceal Gan Insint" event. Visit www.feilebelfast.com during the summer for more details.

Robbie Keane Signed Jersey