Sinead & John Neary

Sinead & John Neary
Why I'm Participating

Sinead and John Neary, one of the three couples participating in "100 To Home," hold a unique connection to Naomh Ultan and Dunkineely, making their presence all the more delightful for us!

Sinead's father was none other than Danny Shovlin, Brenter. For those familiar with the club's history in the 80s, Danny's significant contributions to Naomh Ultan are widely recognized and appreciated. He served as chairman, among other key roles within the club's committee for the majority of that period, playing a pivotal role in elevating the club during its formative years.

Notably, he chaired the club during its historic first Championship success in 1984, a milestone for which he deserves deep credit. His leadership played a significant role in shaping the trajectory of the club. Sadly, he passed away in 2013, but his memory is cherished by all at Naomh Ultan.

Sinead's brother, Donal, was a member of the Intermediate B winning side in 2002 before he emigrated to Australia, having also played underage with the club.

John's connections to the area are run deep as well. His mother, Sally Neary (nee Galvin), and their family owned and operated the well known Galvin's bar on the main street for many years. It was a pub where countless tales from the footballing field were shared and celebrated!

The couple, residing just a stone's throw away in Mountcharles, will always have strong connections to the club and area, albeit their trips to Páirc Naomh Ultan nowadays mostly revolves around watching their two daughters compete against us in underage matches!

We eagerly anticipate their participation on May 5th, while Galvin's won't be open, there's certainly no shortage of places to celebrate afterwards!

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