Wednesday 18 January 2017

Victorious Fermanagh hurlers paid tribute to tragic Shane Mulholland in Croke Park with special jersey

Published 08/06/2015 | 12:09

Fermanagh captain John Paul McGarry lifts the Lory Meagher Cup
Fermanagh captain John Paul McGarry lifts the Lory Meagher Cup
The late Shane Mulholland with his wife Vanessa. Pic: Belfast Telegraph

Not only did Fermanagh claim the Lory Meagher Cup yesterday in Croke Park, they did so wearing specially designed jerseys to honour the memory for former inter-county player Shane Mulholland.

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The 27-year-old died following a horror crash involving another car last month and after the Erne men's dramatic win over Sligo, captain JP McGarry paid tribute to Mulholland, adding Fermanagh had reached 'The Holy Grail'.

A respected sportsman, Mulholland was described by friends as a "jovial gentleman" and the Fermanagh players sported special jerseys in the capital yesterday.

Specially commissioned jerseys were on display from the victors, with a red shamrock on the back over the word ‘Uallach’ an Irish variation of the name ‘Mulholland’, meaning ‘Proud.’

The late Shane Mulholland with his wife Vanessa. Pic: Belfast Telegraph
The late Shane Mulholland with his wife Vanessa. Pic: Belfast Telegraph

Fermanagh secured the Lory Meagher Cup after a thrilling final battle with Sligo.

The Erne men were the better team in the second half but Sligo remained very much in the game before Brian McLaughlin scored two points in the final five minutes to ensure that the cup would travel to Fermanagh for the first time.

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