Dundalk FC soccer legend Tommy McConville was also a fine gaelic footballer for Clan na Gael. Widely regarded as the best League of Ireland footballer of his era, Tommy played GAA as a young man at De La Salle but he was destined for greatness on the soccer fields of Ireland, Europe and beyond. Tommy Mac, as he was affectionately known, made a record 580 appearances for his beloved hometown club, winning three league titles and three FAI Cup winner medals during the late 'seventies and early 'eighties. Tommy, who played for Ireland six times, was also a loyal Clans man and won a senior championship with them in 1985 as well as being part of the coaching staff when they won the treble in 1993. McConville also represented Waterford and Shamrock Rovers in the League of Ireland and lined out for clubs in New York and Washington during the summer.