Picture gallery: Cork soccer hero Carl Davenport was a fan favourite

Picture gallery: Cork soccer hero Carl Davenport was a fan favourite

Carl Davenport with then Lord Mayor Cllr Michael O’Connell and Sam Allardyce. Pictures: Eddie O'Hare

Affectionately known as 'The Dav', he became an honourary Leesider and launched an autobiography in 2010.

His popularity drew a crowd of well-known sports stars, including special guest Sam Allardyce. 

Here we reflect on the event through Eddie O'Hare's pictures.

Sam Allardyce and Donie O’Leary at the launch of the Carl Davenport book, ‘The Dav’.

Sam Allardyce and Donie O’Leary at the launch of the Carl Davenport book, ‘The Dav’.
Sam Allardyce and Donie O’Leary at the launch of the Carl Davenport book, ‘The Dav’.

Carl Davenport and Frankie Connolly.

Carl Davenport with Jerry Harris, John Brohan, and Noel O’Mahony.
Carl Davenport with Jerry Harris, John Brohan, and Noel O’Mahony.
Limerick great Kevin Fitzpatrick, Al Finucane, and Eamonn Heffernan.
Limerick great Kevin Fitzpatrick, Al Finucane, and Eamonn Heffernan.

Sam Allardyce, with Henry Owens, radio consultant and Neil Prenderville.

Sam Allardyce, with Henry Owens, radio consultant and Neil Prenderville.
Sam Allardyce, with Henry Owens, radio consultant and Neil Prenderville.

Carl Davenport with Joe McCarthy at the launch of his book.

Carl Davenport with Joe McCarthy at the launch of his book.
Carl Davenport with Joe McCarthy at the launch of his book.

John Martin, Joe O’Grady, Kevin Fitzpatrick, and Pat O’Donovan.

Sam Allardyce chats with Bobby Tambling.
Sam Allardyce chats with Bobby Tambling.
Sam Allardyce, then Blackburn Rovers manager, with Fr Joe Young and Noel Hanley from Limerick.
Sam Allardyce, then Blackburn Rovers manager, with Fr Joe Young and Noel Hanley from Limerick.

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