Sinéad is a young married woman with strong family roots in the Derryleckagh area.
Educated at St. Mary’s, Newry and Liverpool Hope University; she works as an Administrative Supervisor for a haulage company in Warrenpoint.
She is currently vice-Captain of Burren Ladies and has been a member of the Down Senior Ladies Football Panel for the past 3 years. Sinéad understands the difficulties of those families who have loved ones living abroad, as her husband Mark is currently working in London, so has experienced first-hand the impact that emigration is having on the GAA across South Down.
Sinéad is passionate about her community and firmly believes in empowering local people. She looks forward to working with and on behalf of all local sporting and voluntary organisations in the new Crotlieve area.
As an accredited mediator and restorative practitioner, Sinéad will be a strong advocate in prioritising community safety issues affecting people across the area and especially those living in isolated rural areas.
Since being co-opted as a Councillor in January 2014, Sinéad already sits on a number of council committees including Community Sport & Public Works, Kilbroney Vintage Show and Newry & Mourne Community Transport.
Her priorities will include improving transport links and promoting rural sustainability.
These will enhance opportunities for job creation in Upper Crotlieve as a means to curb the ongoing emigration affecting local communities.
As a keen sportswoman, Sinéad feels it is important to upgrade recreational and sporting facilities across the Crotlieve area, thereby improving the wellbeing of local people through positive and healthy activity.