Signed by Brian Clough along with John McGovern, O'Hare already had
a League Championship medal when he came to Elland Road but with Joe
Jordan as the first choice centre-forward and O'Hare seen as Clough's
man (and therefore not exactly popular with the fans) he spent a
miserable season with Leeds before going on to rejoin Clough at
Forest, where he picked up another League Championship medal, a
European Cup gong and a League Cup winners medal in 1978. He had a
brief spell in the NASL with Dallas before dropping out of the
professional game, and playing and managing a variety of non-league
sides in the Midlands.
Archie Thomson says: John O'Hare came from my village and he used
to come home regularly in the Sixties and guest for the local amatuer
side - the Black Angels - in the Hood Cup. That's if he could get a
game under an alias of course.
Kieran Gallacher says: John O'Hare is my grans brother and although
i am only ten he is my hero as there are not many scottish football
players who have won the european cup.
Ryan Kell says: John O'Hare is my gran's brother. I am proud of him
because he played for Scotland 13 caps and played when Kenny Dalglish
first cap. He is now a scout for Glasgow Celtic
Tim Cannell says: Is Alan O'Hare his son ?
"Ben Dover" says: no he is not his son dont u know anything about him
John O'Hare says: I'a Man U fan but I loved watching John O'Hare
play...such a cool head under pressure, his quick vision and skills to
back it up made him one of the best all rounders in the game during
sixties era perhaps becuase he wasn't one of the 60's glam boys his
reputation is somewhat under rated, but let's face his achievements
are dreamed of by most pro footballers!!!I remember a game at Old
trafford United v Derby,(wish I could remember the date) he was
magnificient,(had United in all sorts of trouble) he played a similar
game then to Paul Scholsey's game now. If anyone else out there was at
that match, I'd love some match facts and your reminisences...I was
there with my dad John O'Hare and my uncle theentertainer Pat O'Hare
as guests of Sandy Busby, Sir Matt's son.
Alex Dennett Says: I grew up with John (Solly)O'Hare in the Renton
where everyone kicked a ball. I left for the USA in 1964 and that was
about the time Solly was taking off on his Pro career. He was a
classic player then, it's only a pity he played for St. Martins and
not the Renton Public. I'm glad to now by reading the items on this
page just how succccessfull Solly was.
John Law says: Fanny O'Donnell his teacher said he was the only
person in St.Martins who could play football. He certainly was head
and shoulders above the rest. Kids now-a-days would have called him
John Michael O'Hare says: I remember very clearly being an eight
year old schoolboy shut away in stoney silence for a month after my
namesake scored the winner in the 1978 League Cup Final for
Forest. Not good when he had to do it against Liverpool and I
attended a 99.9% Anfield supporting primary!! .. Secretly chuffed
though looking back!!
sheiloblige says: i think ben dover is just being a little s***e
. i live in renton and have been told of johns talents. and bendover
is just a bit jealous pooh hoo BENDOVER
Craig Gallagher says: John O'Hare is my grans brother and he is
very proud of his country and I am every bit as proud of him as all
you people who are proud of him although I am only ten and he is a
John O'Hare says: I was at the Derby v Manchester United game and
saw my namesake play a good game. Where is he now?
Owen McDevitt says: Hi I was at St Patricks School Dumbarton with
"solly" he played for the school and we were friendly. after he went
south to Sunderland, aged only I think 16yrs, he would come back to
see his parents in the Renton.I would occasionally meet him at the
local dance spots. he was a truly nice person. he was in the record
front page when he made his debut for Sunderland which was managed by
another Scot Ian McColl.
john mclaughlin says: when st.pats was closing down they had a
history of the school in the assembly hall and showed the medals of 2
former pupils solly and evan williams who had between them 3 european
cup medals both of them are relations of mine
Dumbarton fan says: I like John Mclaughlin am a relation of the two
greatest footballers to come out of St Patricks High School in
Dumbarton and could not be more proud. People forget how many medals
and European appearances both John and Evan have between them. Far
more than many players of today. John was the most sucessful player
fom this area and Evan the most sucessful goalie and we as a community
don't give them enough credit.