Martin Shovlin (Stork) & Aidan Fisher

Martin Shovlin (Stork) & Aidan Fisher
Why I'm Participating

Stork & Fisher, another one of our dynamic duos partaking in 100 to Home! The pair are teammates on and off the field, so whether it's winning Championship medals or constructing houses, you can count on their dependability as they've plenty to account for! 

Both hailing from Brenter, Aidan and Martin's names have been appearing on Naomh Ultan team sheets for well over three decades. We'll leave it those reading this to crunch the numbers on that impressive longevity. 

The Fisher family have a proud tradition with the club, with Aidan's father Patsy being involved and playing for the club. Additionally, Aidan's brother, Pauric, contributed significantly to both senior and reserve teams, achieving considerable success along the way. Similarly, Martin and his family have been integral members of the club for years. Like Aidan, Martin's brother, Brendan, made his mark by playing for our seniors, accumulating an impressive collection of medals along the journey! 

Mind you, Aidan and Stork have a right few medal themselves and are well used to winning! Stork was part of the U14 team who won Naomh Ultan's first ever underage county title in 1995, Pauric Fisher was captain of that team. In 1999, Pauric experienced triumph as a member of the Intermediate B Championship-winning team. However, the previous year, in 1998, he endured defeat in the same final. Coincidentally, on that very day, the seniors also faced a loss in the Intermediate A final, in which Martin's brother, Brendan, was involved.

2002 must have been some year out about Brenter, on the day that the club won its historic Intermediate A & B Championship double, Pauric & Brendan played for the seniors while the baby faced Aidan & Martin were on the reserve panel!

Martin moved down the country for a couple of years during the boom and made a clean fortune, meanwhile Aidan continued to be mister reliable for the reserves during the 2000s. Renowned for his defensive abilities and instincts as a corner-back, Aidan's adept at every aspect of defending. Although, it's a rare sight indeed to witness him execute a kick pass on the field!

His good friend and teammate the Stork made a triumphant return in 2011, arriving just in time to help the club redeem their disappointment from the 2010 Junior B Championship, in which Aidan had played in. The two of them had big parts to play in the 2011 and nonetheless the 2013 Junior B Championship winning teams, collecting two county Championships in the space of three years. The Fishers obtained two medal in 2013, with Aidan's brother Pauric also playing a pivotal role! 

The Stork's aerial presence is one of his best traits out on the pitch, he seems to always come out on top for the dirty ball. He is reminiscent of an octopus rather than a stork, as he tends to possess the agility of eight arms!

Still pulling on the black and amber as of today, they recently bolstered their already impressive collection of county medals, adding to it in 2022 when they contributed their wealth of experience to the Junior B Championship-winning team. With a combined total of six Junior B medals between them, their achievements are truly commendable and deserving of recognition. Furthermore, in that same year, the Stork demonstrated that age had not diminished his abilities, earning the title of Reserve Player of the Year.

If their success in finals mirrors to this fundraising cycle, May 5th promises to be yet another great day for the club!

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