Mark Rutherford: Sparky

on December 28 | by

Mark Rutherford has had a long and storied career in Irish football, playing for Shelbourne, Bohemians, Shamrock Rovers, St. Patrick’s Athletic and Longford Town. Now in his 40s, he still plays and coaches football. In this video he talks about his career, his experiences of discrimination and what football means to him.

A video by the 1895 Trust for FARE week: Find out more at and

Special thanks to Mark and Shelbourne Football Club.

Directed by Simon Crowe
Produced by Simon Crowe and Lee Daly
Second Camera by Ciaran Murray
Editing by Simon Crowe
Music – Moby “Chord Sounds”

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