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.

Michael Doherty's (FAI) Seville Visit Inspires Short Film by Colm Farry

Photo Album - FAI's Michael Doherty visits Estadio Benito Villamarin

12065781 826670780782931 6725137683478776743 n

A short film was recently produced by our POC Fund representative in Seville, Colm Farry. The video features the visit last week by Michael Doherty of the Football Association of Ireland to the Estadio Benito Villamarin, home of Real Betis Balompié. Michael was kindly hosted by the club's Director of Communication, Julio Jimenez Heras. Both Julio & Betis have been great supporters of our campaign to pay tribute to "Don Patricio" and it is clear that Patrick is an important figure in the history of this club. In the coming months, the Football Association of Ireland will honour Patrick O'Connell with an alcove in their hall of fame at FAI headquarters in Abbotstown in Dublin. 

In an exciting new venture, The POC Fund are currently working with the Football Association of Ireland to create a "Commemorative Alcove" to Patrick at the FAI HQ at Abbotstown in Dublin. Here will be included the story of Patrick's life and career, alongside donations of memorabilia from the clubs he represented. It is an honour that is given to many of Ireland's former top players and managers. Michael Doherty of the FAI was in Seville on Tuesday and we would like thank Real Betis Balompié and especially their Director de Communicacion, Julio Jimenez Heras, for welcoming him to the club to discuss the project as well as hosting him on a guided tour of the stadium. (Thanks also to our Seville based POC Fund Representative Colm Farry for the great photos).

"It's a New Dawn for the Don"

Following the POC Falls Road mural unveiling during the Féile an Phobail, Liam Murphy and Gerry Adams TD took a look at the events of the day for the Anderstown news. Clink the image below to read the articles.

POCF MURAL ANEWS 01

"Focal Point" Documentary Highlights POC Belfast Mural Unveiling

A BIG thank you to Belfast community television channel NVTV for a six minute feature on the Patrick O'Connell mural unveiling on the Falls Road, 7th August. All the action and interviews from the day can be seen below, between minutes 7.45 and 13.30.