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Remembering Eamonn Dolan

Club pays respects on what would have been the popular manager and player's 50th birthday

20 September 2017

Today, September 20, 2017, marks what would have been Eamonn Dolan's 50th birthday.

Eamonn, who is still very much in the hearts of everyone at Exeter City, spent 13 years at the club as a player, community officer, youth coach and manager.

All at City were saddened to hear of his passing at the age of 48 in the summer of 2016 and last season a charity match was held at the club in his honour where many former players, teammates and colleagues took the pitch at St James Park to raise money for Action Bladder Cancer UK.

Highly-regarded by City staff and fans alike, Eamonn played an instrumental role in the resurgence of the football club. He was key to the development of Football in the Community and the club’s youth system, and became full-time manager after relegation to the Conference in 2003. He inherited a club in crisis, having to work with the smallest squad in City’s history whilst the Supporters' Trust was battling to save the club's existence. Eamonn overcame every obstacle that was placed in his way. 

Thank you, Eamonn for all that you did for Exeter City FC. 


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