GAME WAS NEARLY CANCELLED BY THE REFEREE BEFORE IT STARTED AS FANS MOBBED SUPERSTAR AS HE TOOK TO PITCH
Flower Lodge was the proud home of Cork Hibernians FC, who drew fine crowds to their matches with the likes of Shamrock Rovers, Shelbourne, Bohemians and, of course, local derbies with arch rivals, Cork Celtic.
However, very few crowds matched the 10,000 spectators who packed into Flower Lodge on that Whit week-end in 1966 to see the then European Footballer of the Year parade his talents before us.
Such was his status he was awarded a civic reception in the City Hall on his arrival in Cork, along with team-mate Noel Cantwell.
Law captained an ‘All-Star’ selection on the day and had the likes of John Brohan (Cork Hibs), Austin Noonan (Cork Celtic), Al Finucane (Limerick), Tommy Taylor (Waterford) and, believe it or not, future rugby international Barry McGann, who was a very promising soccer player with Glasheen at the time, in his side.