Manchester United have sent this inscribed token of their appreciation to Bohemians to acknowledge our supporters’ efforts in cleaning the vandalism on the Liam Whelan Bridge in April.

United’s vice-chairman Ed Woodward thanked the Bohs fans sincerely for what he described as “this act of kindness and solidarity in football.”

A Cabra man and Ireland international, Whelan was one of 21 people killed in the 1958 Munich Air Disaster as Manchester United made a refuelling stop en route home from a European Cup tie in Belgrade.

He is buried in Glasnevin Cemetery, while the railway bridge at Fassaugh Road in Cabra was renamed in his honour in 2006. Both are just a short walk from Dalymount Park.

Liam’s brother Christy is a long-time Bohs fan and is still a regular at Dalyer. Christy’s grandsons Donal and Cathal are also dedicated supporters of the club.

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