A local business owner has planted a tree in honour of the League of Ireland Champions, Dundalk FC - on the side of a mountain in Colombia.
Stephen Egan, owner of Panama Coffee at the Square, planted the coffee plant after he made the two hour trek up the side of a mountain near the city of Medellin.
“Stephen Kenny and some of the players would be occasionally in the café, so I thought it would nice to honour their league victory,” Stephen told the Democrat. “Everyone else was planting one in honour of their family but I thought I’d do something a bit different!”
Stephen flew in Colombia from Panama. He visited a 43 hectare farm called Finca Gabriella, where the Katurra bean is grown. There he met the plantation owner, Don Zepata who explained the process of cultivating the finest coffee.
“It will take two years to start producing bean.
“Colombia has a very violent history. There would have been wars here between the Pablo Escobar led Medellin Cartel, the Cali Cartels, the rebel group like FARC, and the government.
“The omens are good as both Falcao of Man Utd and James Rodriguez of Real Madrid played for Medellin.”