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Watch this Sinn Féin TD explain how he helped save Cork City FC

It was a team effort (sorry).

JONATHAN O’BRIEN STOPPED by for a High Table Interview during the week.

The Sinn Féin TD opened up about his brother’s drug addiction, and shared his thoughts on leadership within Sinn Féin.

He also spoke about his love of sport and how he was involved in turning around the fortunes of Cork City Football Club. He’s a former chairman of the club and co-founded the supporters’ trust FORAS.

The Cork team celebrate victory 2/12/2007 Cork City after winning the 2007 FAI Cup Final. Source: Lorraine O'Sullivan/INPHO

Here are his thoughts on community-ownership of sports teams, as well as some advice for the League of Ireland:

Source: Video TheJournal.ie/YouTube

More from our High Table Interview with O’Brien:

Read: ‘I lost the rag to make Joan Burton wake up’

Read: ‘Enda uses Sinn Féin’s ideas as something to beat us with’

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Órla Ryan

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