NEW ST Patrick’s Athletic manager Stephen O’Donnell revealed his love for Donegal – after his new club inflicted a defeat on Finn Harps last night.
Goals by Darragh Markey and Rhys McCabe gave Pat’s a 2-1 win at Finn Park in O’Donnell’s first game as manager after Nathan Boyle put Harps in front.
O’Donnell is a six-time Premier Division winner and has taken on the job at Richmond Park following the recent departure of Harry Kenny.
O’Donnell is well connected to Donegal.
“My dad, PJ, is from Dungloe, and my uncle Jimmy still lives there on the Chapel Road,” he told Donegal Daily/Donegal Sport Hub.
“I went to all of Donegal’s Championship games as a young fella. I would still be a Donegal fan when it comes to Gaelic. I have a massive connection with Donegal.
“My father is more excited during Donegal’s matches than any of my games! Hopefully Donegal will kick on now and do even better next year.”
O’Donnell and Pat’s are still chasing a European spot with last night’s win moving them within a point of fourth-placed Derry City.
He said: “There’s no right time or a master plan for this. It was too good an opportunity. St Pat’s were too big and good of a club to turn down. I’m really looking forward to it.”
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