Derry GAA star Eoin Bradley’s Irish League soccer career seems to be winning him fans all over the world after a group of four Spanish football fans travelled from Barcelona to watch the Glenullin forward in action against Carrick Rangers recently.
Bradley was the star attraction for the four Espanyol supporters who had travelled all the way from Barcelona via London to make it to Lurgan for Danske Bank Premiership game on December 7th
Upon arriving at the Lurgan ground, a few eyebrows were raised when they informed the turnstile operator they were there to see Eoin Bradley and upon taking their seats in the stand, proceeded to chant his name throughout the 90 minutes.
A confused Bradley spoke after the game and although we was unsure how he had gathered a Spanish following, it is something he has made sure manager Gary Hamilton knew about!
“It was a big surprise,” admitted Eoin. “I didn’t know about them until after the game. It’s great to see them all the same and I’ve told the boss I’m able to bring fans here from far and wide.
“My Spanish isn’t that good and they probably didn’t understand me either!”
Lurgan Blues boss Gary Hamilton heard about the arrival of the four fans before the game and met them after the final whistle.
“I was a bit confused as to why they were here and I have to say it is not that often that Eoin is speechless but this was one of those occasions,” said Hamilton.
“They came into the Social Club after the game and met some of the players, and to be honest Eoin didn’t know what to make of the whole thing.”