June 22, 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 may typically be heard chanting from the terraces, ‘McDaid’s a Soccer Particular’.

He’s most likely most well-known among the many Ballybofey trustworthy 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He made his senior debut for Glentoran as a 16-year outdated and in addition had spells with Derry Metropolis, Portadown and his dwelling city membership Omagh.

McDaid featured for NI Schoolboys and was set to hitch English giants Newcastle United in October 1982. Nonetheless, a severe damage sustained in a Gold Cup closing for Glentoran towards Linfield curtailed these desires of a cross-channel transfer.

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Disappointment at passing of Harps legend, John McDaid was final modified: February ninth, 2024 by Employees Author