FANAD UNITED is one of the most famous names in Donegal soccer – but do you know where the clubs red and black striped kit originates?
Fanad United held its AGM this week at the clubhouse in Triagh-A-Loch and they shared the story of the origins of the red and black verticals in a video posted on the club’s YouTube channel.
Picture: The Fanad United team, wearing the club’s famous red and black stripes, that played Finn Harps Reserves in the Ulster Senior League on Sunday.
Fanad United was formed in 1970 by the legendary Fr Michael Sweeney, who was recently honoured by the FAI for his contribution to the game.
The video shows that Fanad originally wore a blue kit, modelled on Manchester City’s style. The club’s away kit remains to this day.
The video reveals that Fanad’s red and black stripes came from Manchester City’s away colours of the time.
Fanad are 14 times champions of the Ulster Senior League and have won the Intermediate Cup twice – in 1988 and 1995.
They remain the only Donegal team to have won the Intermediate Cup.