Shaun Paul's Profile

Shaun Paul O’Hagan was born on 2nd May 1980. He lived in Glenravel, a rural area in the Ballymena district en route to the Glens of Antrim, with his parents Sean and Sinead, brother Ryan and sisters Kelly and Danielle.

Shaun Paul and Ryan

GraduationBetween 1985 and 1991 Shaun Paul attended St Mary’s PS in Cargan; from 1991 to 1998 he attended St Louis grammar school, Ballymena; from 1998 to 2002 he was a student at the University of Ulster Coleraine where he studied computer science and gained a BA hons 2:1 degree.
From 2003 to 2007 Shaun Paul worked in Northbrook technology and prior to this he worked for many years for Conor Connolly.
Shaun Paul made his name as an all round GAA player excelling in both hurling and football for Con Magee’s Glenravel, winning honours in both codes. He was proud to represent Antrim at minor, under 21 and senior level. His talents were not just on the playing field and represented the players on the executive, editing and producing the club Bulletin on a weekly basis as the clubs Public Relations Officer.
Shaun Paul and Ruairi Playing for Antrim

Shaun Paul enjoyed life to the full away from the sporting arena and was in frequent demand from all sections within the community organising social outings, buses, nights out and holidays.

The poem below was compiled by his friends:
Our friend SPOH

To say he's our McAnallen would only be a start,
He touched every single one of us right to the heart.
He'd never let you down and always would be there,
Sometimes it would be with his hamstring in the air.
He loves the GAA and regularly would be seen,
At the famous Fr. MaGinn - our vey own field of dreams.
Bidding on E-Bay will never be the same,
Whether its iPods, Mobiles or playstation games.
He was a fashion guru, or as he'd like to think,
Though after Bobo lay on them, most of them would stink.
His passing is a tragedy and he surely will be missed,
Especially in his local, where we would see him........drinking.
We all loved you dearly, of that there is no doubt,
And why God called you to his side, we may never figure out.
We really can't believe it and it still seems like a dream,
But God must need a captain for his heavenly football team.
To all his family each in front of us and all sitting here,
You know he's looking down, please shed no more tears.
I can't say anymore and must come to an end,
But i think its fair to say- SPOH U WERE EVEYONES BEST FRIEND!!!!
Shaun Paul was taken from us on 1st January 2007 as a result of a road traffic accident.
Shaun Paul and Bobo