Dips Fan Day

Dips Fan Day

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Thoughts & Prayers for Original Diplomat, Dundalk legend, Tommy McConville

Tommy McConville, an early member of the Dips and of Dundalk FC, is very ill in the hospital. Tommy is a Dundalk legend, having chalked up an incredible 580 appearances for The Lilywhites. He was also capped six times for the Republic of Ireland. Tommy made his debut for Dundalk in 1964, and played in 57 matches for the Dips during their first three years in the NASL, serving as team captain during the 1976 season, the first in which the Dips made the playoffs.

His legendary status was evident on the occasion of his 65th birthday, when throngs of family, fans and friends celebrated with him. http://www.independent.ie/regionals/argus/news/soccer-legend-tommy-still-knows-how-to-party-at-65-26952064.html

We pray the Good Lord will bless and keep Tommy in this hour, and make His loving, compassionate presence felt.

In action, 1976.