Roy McDonough inducted into U’s Hall of Fame

ROY McDonough has been inducted into Colchester United’s Hall of Fame.

Former player-manager McDonough, who has been back in Colchester over the weekend to celebrate the U’s 20th anniversary of their double-winning feat, was given this award at a special 20th anniversary celebration dinner last night.

McDonough, 53, has lived in Spain for the last nine years.

But he was back at his beloved Essex club to lead out his successful team of 1991-92, who won the Conference/FA Trophy double, to take part in Kem Izzet’s Testimonial.

McDonough was honoured to be included in the U’s Hall of Fame, as he regaled tales of past glories on the pitch, and of course happy off-the-pitch memories, at last night’s reunion dinner.


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Centre forward McDonough is a deserved addition to the U’s Hall of Fame, having enjoyed two spells with the U’s (1981-83, and 1990-94), culminating in three years as manager.

He scored a total of 29 goals in the double-winning season, and was the first U’s boss to lead out a Colchester team at Wembley.

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“I feel humbled to be included in the Hall of Fame,” said a delighted McDonough last night.

McDonough joins a host of big names in the U’s Hall of Fame, including his former team-mates Mark Kinsella, Steve McGavin, Tony Adcock and Tony English.

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