Paddy McDonnell was one of Drogheda's truly great characters. He grew up in Greenhills and later moved to Morans Terrace. He ran the Top Shop in town for many years and was well known in boxing and snooker circles. He was also a massive Louth GAA supporter and his fundraising exploits saw him named as an honorary president. He was rarely seen without his Louth jacket, especially on match days. Who will ever forget Paddy's legendary exchange with his good friend and then Meath boss Sean Boylan?