One of the biggest cheers in McGuinness’ Pub on Thursday night came when Lilywhite Supporters Club registrar David Curran unveiled the Wayne ’Shiner’ Mackin Memorial Cup.
Wayne was recognised as a huge supporter and an active volunteer of Dundalk FC and his untimely death in December was a huge shock to everybody associated with the club.
As a mark of respect, the Lilywhite Supporters Club have unveiled a trophy in his name, which will be on offer to the winners of a fundraising five-a-side which will take place in the summer.
“I’m delighted to say I’ve got the permission of the committee, and of the Mackin family, to run a football tournament in memory of Wayne,” said Curran.
“In my eyes, Wayne was one of Dundalk FC’s greatest ever supporters. I was lucky enough to spend many hours in his company and I travelled the length and breadth of this country and all over Europe with him.
“On that great night last October, against Cork City, we cried like two schoolgirls in The Shed when the players delivered us the league title we were waiting on for 19-years and tonight I’m delighted to unveil the Wayne ‘Shiner’ Mackin Memorial Cup in his memory.”
Wayne’s father, Roy, and brother Andrew, were in attendance to help launch the trophy.