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POCMF Paolo Maldini Shirt

Hi all,

Fergus Dowd here from the Patrick O'Connell Memorial Fund in Ireland.

The fund is for a former Irish footballer and manager who sadly to this day is buried in an unmarked grave.
Patrick O'Connell was the first Irishman to captain Manchester United and also won La Liga with Real Betis their only title in 1935.
Mr. O'Connell managed FC Barcelona during the Spanish Civil war from 1936 to 1940 also.

He also captained his country Ireland during the successful winning of the British Home Championship of 1914.

We are a small group of football fans from Ireland & England raising funds to restore Patrick's grave in Kensal Green,London.
Full details here -

A host of legends have donated signed shirts including Paolo Maldini former AC Milan full back to help raise funds.

You can bid on the shirt signed and donated by Mr. Maldini from his era - pic included of Mr. Maldini signing the shirt.

Current highest bid is 102(143eur) with 48hrs left of the auction.

Thanks in advance.

Ambassador:Gerry Armstrong Sky Sports Analyst/NI football legend

This members' online profile has been checked out and the website has also been checked out and all appears genuine.

I've turned off the url link blocker for new members until Sunday when this bid closes.

My dad told me about Don Patricio when we were hiking in Mexico.

Thanks Myles.

Yes he took Barcelona on a tour of Mexico in 1937 the monies raised were wired back to an account in Paris and ultimately saved the club from extinction.

Dublin City Council ratified an application for a plaque to be placed on the house Patrick was reared in(Drumcondra) this week.
Maureen O'Sullivan TD(MP) for the area has championed the project and will unveil the plaque in May alongside Mike O'Connell -(Patrick's Grandson)- to coincide with Patrick's centenary anniversary of becoming United captain and also the 80th anniversary of leading Betis to La Liga 1935.
The unveiling of the plaque will take place in late May.

Full details here from our website -

Cool, i might actually go to that. I'm currently working in the IS Dept (IT Dept) in DCC, alot of coincidences here, weird.

Anyway if i'm there i'll say hello.

Wow bid went up 58 quid. The power of twitter or someone from the forum?


Absolutely I'll keep in touch and confirm exact date in May.

That is amazing thanks again for your support very much appreciated.

Highest Bid 165(235Eur) - 35hrs left....

All bids welcome.

Shirt at 195.67 - 5HRS left - all bids welcome for a good cause.

1HR Left - Maldini signed shirt @ 195.67

All bids welcome.

215.83 in the end. Good price.
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