SHANE MULHOLLAND

(1988-2015)

"The world can seem a lesser place for the absence of great GAA men like Shane Mulholland but it is wonderful that this Foundation now exists where his passion and dedication to the GAA and our Games lives on and that it seeks to promote and develop Gaelic Games at underage level."

Aogán Ó Fearghail

The work of the Shane Mulholland Foundation is inspired by Shane's passion for Gaelic games and in particular his love of hurling. Shane was involved in hurling from the age of eight winning many honours at underage level including an All-Ireland B winners medal with Antrim U16 in 2003 and countless championship and league medals with his club Loughgiel Shamrocks where he played from U12 to U21 level before leaving to study at Hope University in Liverpool.

Whilst in Liverpool Shane met his soon to be wife Vanessa and returned home in 2009 to settle in Derrylin, Co. Fermanagh where he married on April 26th 2014.

Shane joined St Patrick's Lisbellaw in 2009 and went on to help them gain unheard of success in winning the Ulster Intermediate Championship in 2012. He also played county hurling and enjoyed further success winning a National league medal with Fermanagh in the same year.

Shane was heavily involved in coaching at club level training the Lisbellaw U14 and U16 teams, leading the U14s to a Féile final in 2013. He loved working with the young hurlers in Fermanagh and his loss was deeply felt by all who worked with him in his adopted club and county.

We know that Shane's passion and love for the game will live on in the young hurlers he trained, coached and encouraged. We sincerely hope that all we accomplish through the work of the Foundation will reflect the ambitions and plans that inspired Shane in his work and life.