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Dr. Patrick Jennings CBE KSG

Legendary goalkeeper “Big Pat” made 119 international appearances for Northern Ireland during a 23 year career, making his international debut against Wales along with George Best in April 1964.

Pat represented Northern Ireland at the World Cups in Spain in 1982 and in Mexico in 1986 at which he played his final international game against the mighty Brazil.


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“Friends of Big Pat” – Our Mission

Friends of Big Pat has been established to honour legendary international goalkeeper Pat Jennings through the commissioning of a statue to be located in his native Newry City in recognition of his achievements on and off the pitch and in recognition of the high esteem in which he is held in his home city, district and across the world.

Make a donation and be part of making the statue of “Big Pat” a reality.

Pat Jennings is an international sporting legend and role model who during his life has made a significant contribution to sport, charity, and reconciliation in Northern Ireland. Let’s honour him by building a statue we can all be proud of;…..


Andy Edwards

Andy Edwards develops public art of the highest quality and delivers sculpture and monumental statue commissions that have been presented to and unveiled by President Barrack Obama, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, The Princess Royal, The Earl of Wessex, Muhammad Ali, Pelé and many others.


Newry Unveiling a Legend

The official unveiling of football legend Pat Jennings statue is happening around noon in Kildare Street, Newry on 8th November 2023

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