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This Football Team Had Nobody To Play Against — Until James McClean Stepped In

By James Fenton

March 30, 2017 at 5:25pm

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Republic of Ireland international James McClean has built up something of a reputation in recent years for his generous nature and this story proves that nothing has changed.

Despite suffering the blow of losing close friend Ryan McBride in recent weeks, James has showed that he still has time to think of others. 

Derry-based football team Oxford Bulls is made up of young players with Down Syndrome. Set up by Foyle Down Syndrome Trust in 2015, the team has been struggling to find opponents to play against.

That was until McClean gathered a team together, including fellow footballers Vincent Sweeney and Jordan Allan (as well as his own brother Brian) to help the Bulls get their fledgling careers underway. 

Kevin Morrison, one of the players' fathers, took to Facebook to tell the story:

As the following video testifies, a great time was had by all:

Fair play to James and all involved. 

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