John McKenna – Liverpool FC Legend and Monaghan Native 

John McKenna was born on the 3rd January 1855, son of Patrick McKenna and Jane McCrudden from the parish of Donagh, North Monaghan. Like thousands of other Irishmen of his generation, McKenna had to emigrate in search of work in the 1870’s; he became involved in rugby and shooting, but it was through his politics and religious beliefs that he would first meet a certain John Houlding, and John McKenna’s love of Association Football would surface when Houlding invited him to Anfield to watch his Everton team in action.

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