Conor McGregor returns to boyhood football club in Ireland after funding clubhouse renovations

By Harry Kettle - October 15, 2020

UFC star Conor McGregor made an appearance at Lourdes Celtic Football Club after assisting in their clubhouse renovation.

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There has been a great deal of speculation surrounding the future of McGregor as of late with the man himself confirming that he has accepted a fight against Dustin Poirier in January 2021.

Instead of focusing all of his attention on that, however, McGregor is also taking time out to do things for his own community.

Back in August, McGregor announced that he would be renovating the clubhouse from his childhood football club to continue his charitable work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I recently renovated my old football clubhouse @lourdescelticfootballclub! This club, and clubhouse, is responsible for so many competent, well trained Irish internationals, it’s actually hard to count them all! A phenomenal junior Irish football club, with its grounds located right inside my old housing estate. We sourced fresh Astro for the indoor as well as the outdoor areas. A complete refurb job on the premise, along with an amazing memorial addition in honour of the two great men who founded this great club, John “Bower” Bradley and Eddie Roche! What this place has done for the community and it’s children since 1957 is unparalleled, and I am honoured to give back to where it all began for me! I’ve often told a story of the days I used to kick a ball against a wall and run off celebrating like I’d just scored in a big stadium, with thousands of fans cheering me on. This was right inside these halls! And just around the corner from my home. I’d waltz around seconds before the training began, bang in 40 goals, and waltz home full of enthusiasm. Full of dreams! I didn’t know it at the time but this was the early stages of my visualisation journey. Dreaming things into reality, backed up with committed, hard work! It is hard to stop someone with these two assets! Dream it. Work for it! Achieve it. It may have been a different sport for me in the end, but it all began right here! Booting something and running off celebrating. What a club! This is the beginning of the rebirth of Lourdes Celtic football club! I will be bringing my knowledge of preparation back to the club also. Lesson number 1 – If you are truly serious about this. Two sessions a week, with one match at the weekends, is not enough. Sit on that we’ll return to it later. Anyways what a buzz! Can’t wait to have my son Conor Jnr. and my daughter Croía in the yellow and green of Lourdes! Fortius quo Fidelius! Strength through loyalty! #McGregorSportsDevelopment”

What do you think of the work Conor McGregor is doing in his community?

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