Players come and players go but some players are different, some just have that wee thing about them that makes them special. Sean McMullan epitomises this. A breath of fresh air into the club 3 seasons ago, a presence on and off the field that helped bring the club to where it is today. An inspired signing by Manager Darren Mullen who is only too pleased to recognise Seans impact at Newry as he moves into the next phase of his career.
‘In my 4 years of managing the team there hasn’t been another player who has made such a positive impact both on and off the pitch. His goals have been well documented and without them we would not be playing Irish league football again. Not only has he been brilliant for us on the pitch but has been a real positive influence off it helping some of the younger players in the squad. He has been a larger than life character who has left some brilliant memories some of which couldn’t be published! I will miss him not only as a player but also as a good friend and I wish him every success at my old club Windmill Stars. He will be forever welcome at The Showgrounds.’
Sean McMullan added ‘First off all I’d like to thank Darren Mullen and Newry City for giving me the opportunity to play for a great club. The support I’ve received in the last three seasons has been unreal! I’m very proud and perhaps lucky to have not only played for but won leagues titles, gained promotions, won cups and won top scorer awards with the two biggest and best clubs in the area. The relationship I had with the Newry fans is something I’ll always be proud of and that’s coming from an ex Warrenpoint player and fan which shows how good the people at Newry have been to me! I’m leaving the club purely for footballing reasons as at my age I need to be playing regularly. I would like to sign off by saying thanks for everything to everyone who has helped me along the way at NCAFC! Newry Abu.’