Westport Utd pay tribute to the late Neill O'Neill
On behalf of all the current and former members of Westport United Football Club, I want to convey our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the late great Neill O’Neill.
Our members are devastated at Neill’s untimely passing. Neill was an ardent supporter of the Club and travelled around the country on a constant basis, not only reporting on matches, but adding a unique giddy atmosphere and banter which was legendary in our Club.
On a professional basis, Neill was instrumental in assisting the development of Westport United FC into the Club it has become. Like in everything he did for the town of Westport, he was always a driver and never a passenger. Only recently, Neill and the Mayo News sponsored a National Blitz for 300 children and played a huge part in the Blitz being such a success. Only last week, Neill togged out in the red and black of Westport United and scored 2 goals against a visiting Belgium side.
Neill’s friendship, support and positivity will be sorely missed by all who knew him and all in Westport United. His contribution to the Club will not be forgotten as we bid farewell to our dear friend.