Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Packie Bonner receives a warm welcome on his return to Donegal.

Fans braved the rain and wind to wait for for Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Packie Bonner when he arrived into Carrickfinn Airport from Glasgow. Accompanied by his wife Anne and his eight week old daughter Melissa, family members including his mother Gracie were among those on the tarmac to greet him when he stepped off the plane.  

Everyone wanted to shake the hands of the famous Rosses hero, and get his autograph.

This is Packie Bonner's first time in Donegal since the World Cup, but it will be for a few days as he will head off on a short holiday before resuming his duties at Glasgow Celtic.  

The day long celebration commenced with a special presentation in Central Park, the home of Keadue Rovers FC, for whom Packie played as a teenager.    

The town of Dungloe was next, where thousands had gathered in Main Street to welcome him. Last but by no means least was the fishing village of Burtonport. It was a special welcome home for Packie Bonner which was very much appreciated, 

This means more to me, I'm among my own, and that's what matters, first and foremost. 

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 7 July 1990. The reporter is Eileen Magnier.