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Sneem in County Kerry, Munster, Ireland — Irish South-West
 

John Egan

1952 - 2012

 
 
John Egan Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 18, 2019
1. John Egan Marker
Inscription.  

One of the 'All-Time Great' Gaelic football stars
and a member of Kerry's 'Golden Era Team'
of the 1970s and 80s. John played for Sneem Gaa club
and following retirement from Kerry,
for Bishopstown in Cork where he worked.
He grew up in Tahilla, four miles east of Sneem.

John won six 'All-Ireland' medals and five 'All-Star' awards,
among a host of others, in a twelve
year career with Kerry between 1972 and 1984.

A garda by profession, John was married to
Mary (O'Halloran) of Abbeydorney and was father to
Máirín and to John Jnr., an Irish international soccer player.


 
Erected 2017.
 
Location. 51° 50.265′ N, 9° 53.929′ W. Marker is in Sneem, Munster, in County Kerry. Marker is at the intersection of Ring of Kerry (National Route N70) and Church Street, on the left when traveling east on Ring of Kerry. Marker and sculpture are at the west end of South Square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sneem, Munster V93 X566, Ireland. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies
John Egan Marker and Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 18, 2019
2. John Egan Marker and Sculpture
. Catherine (Brennan) Mulvihille (here, next to this marker); Cearbhall ó Dálaigh (a few steps from this marker); World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Steve (Crusher) Casey (within shouting distance of this marker); The Peaceful Panda (within shouting distance of this marker); The Steel Tree (about 240 meters away, measured in a direct line); Charles de Gaulle (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Cathair na Stéige / Staigue Fort (approx. 8.9 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sneem.
 
Also see . . .
1. John Egan (Gaelic footballer) at Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 20, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. John Egan [Jr.]: The Corkman who only ever wanted to play for Kerry... (Irish Examiner, 2019). (Submitted on September 20, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. John Egan Memorial. (Submitted on September 20, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Sports
 
John Egan Sculpture Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 18, 2019
3. John Egan Sculpture Detail
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 20, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 84 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 20, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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