Former player John makes bequest to Mallow Utd

Mallow Utd FC had a pleasant surprise recently when the club was remembered in the last will and testament of a local man who played for the club in the 1950s before emigrating to the United States. John Mortell, whose father Jim and brothers Ned and Charles ran Mortell’s Fish Shop in Bank Place for many years, always had a keen interest in sport and played soccer with Mallow in the 1950s before he emigrated to San Francisco. He always had fond memories of the soccer club, and following his death last year it was found that he had made a bequest to the club in his will. His daughter Patricia Chamoun and her children Nicky and Alexa made a trip to Mallow during the summer when they met with Anthony O’Callaghan, Chairman of Mallow Utd. Anthony was expressed appreciation for the kind gesture.