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.

RTÉ News Showcases POC Plaque Unveiling

Patrick O'Connell RTE

A plaque in memory of the first Irish man to captain Manchester United was unveiled in Dublin today. Patrick O'Connell, who was born in Drumcondra, is also credited with saving Barcelona football club from demise in 1935.
Posted by RTÉ News on Friday, 5 June 2015.

O'Connell Formally Honoured in Dublin

Mansion House Patrick O'Connell

Dublin City Plaque Unveiling photo album

Legends, ambassadors and fans of football came together at the Manson House, Dublin on Thursday, 5th June to honour Patrick O'Connell. Members of the famous 1967 European Cup winning Celtic team, in a wonderful gesture, brought the trophy to the event. The unveiling of a Plaque at the former home of O'Connell in Fitzroy Avenue, Drumcondra (near Croke Park Stadium) took place at 11.30am on Friday, 6th June, followed by an official reception. It was a fantastic couple of days in Patrick's home town; a long overdue but much anticipated salute to a great football man. Many, many thanks to all those involved in organising and supporting the events.

Unveiling of Plaque to Commemorate O'Connell Birthplace

Fitzroy Avenue

On Thursday 4th June, in the Mansion House Dublin, in the presence of the Lord Mayor, Christy Burke, Belfast Celt & saviour of FC Barcelona, Patrick O'Connell will be formally honoured. The Mansion House meeting is an invitational event. There will be attendees from the worlds of football, rugby and GAA. Irish football historian Peter Byrne will discuss Patrick on the night. Patrick's grandson Mike O'Connell and his wife Sue will also be in attendance.

The following day, Friday 5th June at 11.30am, a Dublin City Council commemorative plaque will be unveiled at 87 Fitzroy Avenue, Drumcondra, Dublin 3, the house in which Patrick lived. This will be the first plaque of a new scheme by Dublin City Council. Martin Buchan, former Manchester United Captain and PFA representative, will unveil the Fitzroy Avenue plaque along with Mike O'Connell and Maureen O'Sullivan, TD for the area.

There will be a function afterwards in the Croke Park Hotel. Patrick O'Connell was a member of the PFA in England and also helped found La Liga during his time at Racing Santander in Spain in 1928, the club being one of the founding members.

POC Mural to be Unveiled in Belfast - Friday, 7th August

Danny Devenney Mural

As part of the Patrick O'Connell mural which will be painted in Belfast by award-winning artist Danny Devenney, the intension of the POC Fund group is to use a few words representative of Patrick's life - the words chosen are from the Oasis song 'Cast No Shadow'...

"When You Take My Soul Don't Take My Pride..."

These words will be translated into Spanish and Catalan, given Patrick's success in Seville and Barcelona. The mural will be unveiled on August 7th on the Falls Road, the birthplace of Belfast Celtic Society, close to their former ground on the Donegall Rd. where Patrick began his career. Both Ignition Mgmt and Paul Gallagher (brother of Noel and Liam Gallagher) have given the idea their blessing....more to follow.

Thanks to Crown Paints (who have sponsored all the paint) and Féile Belfast.