independent

Wednesday 16 April 2014

Celtic's get well message to Tommy

Dundalk legend Tommy McConville.

CELTIC Football Club have issued a get well message to Dundalk legend Tommy McConville on their official website.

The world famous Glasgow team expressed their sadness at the news that the former Dundalk star was battling serious illness. Tommy left hospital briefly last Sunday to attend Dundalk's home victory over Drogheda United in Oriel Park last Sunday.

The message 'Thoughts with Dundalk legend, Tommy McConville' was posted on the 'celticfc.net' on their website on Sunday.

'Everyone at Celtic is saddened to hear that Tommy McConville, the former Dundalk FC player, is very ill in 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.

During his time with Dundalk, he played against Celtic when the sides were drawn together in the first round of the 1979/80 European Cup.

The Hoops won the first leg 3-2 at home and then drew 0-0 in Ireland to go through to the next round to face Real Madrid.

A hugely popular player in Irish football, Tommy made his debut for Dundalk in 1964, and made his final appearance in 1986.

The thoughts and prayers of everyone at Celtic are with Tommy and his family at this time.'

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