Packie Bonner announced as Grand Marshall for Dublins St.Patricks Day parade

Former Irish goalkeeper Packie Bonner has been announced as the Grand Marshall of this year's St Patrick's Day parade.

The celebrations take place in Dublin on March 17th.

It's expected that a crowd of over 650 thousand people will line the streets of the cpaital to see the soccer legend take up his role.

The Donegal native has won 80 caps for Ireland ane he says he's really looking forward to the day.

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