July 14, 2024

Fundamental pic: John McDaid in his Glentoran days.

Tributes have been paid to former Finn Harps striker, John McDaid, who has sadly handed away on the age of simply 59.

The Omagh-native was considerably of a legend at Finn Park and the followers might usually be heard chanting from the terraces, ‘McDaid’s a Soccer Particular’.

He’s in all probability most well-known among the many Ballybofey devoted for his great equaliser (under) within the 1-1 draw towards Derry Metropolis in entrance of 13,000 in a packed Brandywell in 1986.

He made his senior debut for Glentoran as a 16-year previous and in addition had spells with Derry Metropolis, Portadown and his dwelling city membership Omagh.

McDaid featured for NI Schoolboys and was set to affix English giants Newcastle United in October 1982. Nevertheless, a critical damage sustained in a Gold Cup remaining for Glentoran towards Linfield curtailed these goals of a cross-channel transfer.

Funeral particulars to comply with.

John McDaid (entrance proper) along with his Finn Harps teammates earlier than a giant conflict with Derry Metropolis on the Brandywell within the Nineteen Eighties.


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