A Waterford Councillor has called for a former footballer to be honoured by naming a stand after him at the Regional Sports Centre.
Paddy Coad played for Waterford FC, Shamrock Rovers and represented Ireland in the mid-20th century with over three hundred career appearances and north of one hundred goals enjoyed by him.
A career highlight came when he played against Manchester United in the European Cup for Rovers in 1957.
As a player-manager with the Dubliners several League of Ireland titles were claimed, and he repeated the trick when he came to manage The Blues in the 1960s – bringing the first ever championship title to Waterford.
Independent Davy Daniels raised the idea telling the council that Paddy Coad “was an icon when it came to football in Waterford” and that it would be fitting “particularly this year with Waterford moving up in the Premiership”.