It’s been a favourite of young people in Derry for decades but McDaid’s Football Special has made the jump across the Irish Sea where it is now available to buy in Glasgow.
If that wasn’t enough to whet the appetite of fizzy drink aficionados then get this, one of McDaid’s Football Special biggest fans is none other than world famous Scottish comedian, Kevin Bridges.
Earlier this week, Bridges Tweeted a picture of himself holding a bottle of McDaid Football Special to his just under one million followers. The Tweet read:
“Good to see this fine brew has made it over to Clydebank from Donegal!”.
McDaid’s Football Special was founded in 1949 and is made in Ramelton, Co. Donegal.
According to their website: “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.”
McDaid’s Football Special are a former sponsor of the Foyle Cup in Derry.