Ireland’s FA to pay tribute to our Academy ManagerThe Football Association of Ireland's decision to honour Eamonn Dolan at their next home international in Dublin is deeply appreciated by Reading FC and the Dolan family.
Reading FC Chief Executive Nigel Howe said: “It's a wonderful gesture by the FAI and the kind words from Chief Executive John Delaney were something that the meant so much to the Dolan family and of course our Irish supporters. Eamonn was a proud Galwayman and his love of Irish football meant some great Irish players joining the Royals.”
Eamonn starred for the Irish youth team and Under-21s. He was on the Irish youth team which beat England 1-0 for the first time at UEFA competitive level on a famous night in Dublin in 1985, and he also formed part of the Irish team who were the first FAI side to play at a World Cup when he was selected to the squad to represent his country at the Under-20 World Cup in the Soviet Union.
On behalf of the family, Eamonn’s brother Pat said: “The support from the FAI and Irish football people has been incredible. I would like to say a big thank you to John Delaney and Denis O'Brien for their kindness and everyone at the FAI for their wonderful support at this difficult time.”