Donegal Daily has learned the creditors’ meeting will take place at Bewley’s Hotel Dublin Airport next Wednesday afternoon, December 17, at 4.30pm.
The family company which produces the fruity fizzy drink, James McDaid & Sons Limited, has formally notified its creditors of the meeting.
The company has expanded its distribution area in the past couple of years – and has been running Christmas giveaway competitions on its social media sites in recent days, with a huge response from Donegal people living abroad.
There was shock in May this year when staff in Ramelton were called to a meeting and told production was being moved to Ballymoney, Co Antrim, home of the Maine brand.
They took over over the Football Special and Banana flavoured drinks synonymous with Edward McDaid and his firm.
Founded in 1949 Football Special was originally born to help celebrate the numerous successes of local football club, Swilly Rovers.
The drink called “Football Cup” was designed to “fill the cup” with an exciting non-alcoholic beverage. Later the name was changed to Football Special but the unique taste stayed the same.