Foremost pic: The spectacular Naomh Ultan pitch and services overlooking Donegal Bay.
The Naomh Ultan GAA membership has begun preparations for subsequent yr’s celebration of the Golden Jubilee of its institution.
The membership had been working intermittently as ‘Dunkineely’ since 1953.
Nevertheless, On Friday, October 11, 1974, a gathering was held in St. Mary’s Corridor with a view to reviving the Dunkineely GAA membership, which had been defunct for effectively over a decade. At a common assembly on January fifth, 1975 in Dunkineely, Fr. P. Cunningham (RIP) proposed the membership be named after Saint Ultan as there would in all probability be no different membership within the county with the saint as its patron. From then on, the membership turned generally known as Naomh Ultan.
The membership is synonymous with one title specifically and that’s none apart from Martin Shovlin. ‘Shov’ is a Donegal All-Eire winner, being a part of the well-known 1992 crew who received Donegal’s first Sam Maguire. His accolades as a participant additionally embody two Ulster Soccer Championship medals and in 1990 was awarded Ulster GAA Writers’ Participant of the Yr. Afterward in his footballing profession, he received two All-Eire Masters (2002 & 2003) and has a Masters All-Star to his title from 2006. He was on the panel when Donegal received their first ever U21 All-Eire title, they defeated Roscommon on October seventeenth, 1982. It’s no coincidence that Martin’s triumphs at inter-county degree materialized into Naomh Ultan’s successes over time.
“In 2024, a exceptional yr awaits our membership as we commemorate the golden jubilee of CLG Naomh Ultan’s institution,” a spokesperson for the membership stated this week.
All through this momentous yr, the membership will have fun this historic milestone by way of a sequence of occasions.
“It is going to be a time to mirror upon our membership’s accomplishments, each on and off the sector, and a possibility to honour the contributions of our previous and current gamers, members, and the pivotal moments which have formed us.”
They’ve begun the organisational course of for upcoming celebrations and are actively reaching out to people who’re thinking about becoming a member of their committee for the fiftieth anniversary.
They wish to prolong an invite to these to save lots of the dates of 2nd to 4th August 2024. These dates have been reserved for a weekend of festivities, culminating in a fiftieth Anniversary Dinner Dance the place they are going to be commemorating this important milestone.
For additional data, go to the Naomh Ultan GAA Fb web page, e mail [email protected] or log onto www.naomhultan.com
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