The newest addition to the Sneem Sculpture Trail, the John Egan Memorial statue was unveiled on 17th June 2017. It commemorates one of the ‘All-time Greats’ of Kerry football from Tahilla, Sneem. The bronze memorial is a life size statue of John, sculpted by renowned artist, Alan Hall from Valentia and is set in South Square , facing Sneem Sportsfield, where John gave so many displays of his remarkable footballing skills and vision over many years.
John’s outstanding achievements included six All-Ireland titles with Kerry during a playing career which spanned almost a decade. He won five All-Star awards in 1975, 1977, 1978, 1980 and 1982 on top of 11 Munster titles and four National Football Leagues.
The statue was unveiled by a quintet of GAA icons including Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh, his former Kerry manager Mick O’Dwyer, Niall Cahalane and Jimmy Deenihan with a huge crowd in attendance.