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(356) Proinsias Ó Coinne
Fri, 17 July 2015 13:36:05

Under 21 Hurling Final 

Wednesday 22nd July

Bord Gais Ulster GAA Under 21 Hurling Final

Derry V Antrim

at Owenbeg  throw in 7.30pm 

Proinsias Ó Coinne                           Frankie Quinn

Rúnaí Chontae Aontroma               Secretary Antrim GAA 

Tel 02890 300172
Mob 07801 753612 
email secretary.antrim@gaa.ie

(355) Declan Heggarty
Wed, 15 July 2015 20:59:40

North Antrim Training & Blitz

Hi folks

Just some information in terms of the "North Antrim Festival Of Hurling". I hope I have got most clubs covered but please pass this on to your contacts.

Date    Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th August
Times    @ 4:00 - 7:00pm Saturday (Matches)
               @ 10:00 - 11:30 Sunday (Training - all clubs & the coaches will mix together)
               @ 12:00 - 2:00 Sunday (Matches)

If lads do not attend the training sessions (for whatever reason) - they cannot expect to get a starting place on the teams at the Blitz

Training sessions this Sat & also Sat 26th.

This Saturday the venues are as follows (9:45 - 11:30)

Under 10 Glenariffe / Under 11 Ballycastle / Under 12 Dunloy & U13 Loughguile

For the Festival:
Under 10s & Under 11s
Here we play 12 a-side & have 4 teams. For the Blitz we will mix these lads up & have 3 equal ability teams 12 a side.

Under 12s & Under 13s.
We have a panel of our best 48 or so Hurlers from all our clubs in North Antrim - who attended a trial in April. We will have 2 teams (15 a side) for each age group in the Blitz.

Confirmed attending teams (still working on 1 or 2 more teams especially for the U13 & U11 age groups)

Under 10
Kilmacud Crokes (Dublin) / Athenry (Galway) / North Antrim 1 / North Antrim 2 / North Antrim 3

Under 11
Dicksboro (Kilkenny) / North Antrim 1 / North Antrim 2 / North Antrim 3 

Under 12
Dicksboro / Kilmacud Crokes / North Antrim 1 / North Antrim 2

Under 13
Dicksboro / North Antrim 1 / North Antrim 2 

Declan Heggarty

(354) Ciara Ferry
Wed, 15 July 2015 20:56:11

"Antrim Development Squad & Minor Teams - Their Future!"

A Chairde,

Antrim Coaching & Games are currently creating a strategy for our Development squads and we need your help and advice.  If you are a club coach/parent/county coach/county player/post primary school teacher, your opinion is important to us as we all have a role to play in making our county teams a success.  

I have created a short survey using survey monkey.  Please click or copy and paste the link below to complete the survey.  All answers are treated as anonymous so please give as much advice as possible.  Closing date for survey is Friday 31st of July.


Antrim Development Squad & Minor Teams "Planning for the Future" Survey
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Please pass this on to the relevant people.

Thank you in advance,

Ciara Ferry
Antrim Coaching and Games Development Manager
Antrim GAA
Unit 2 Social Economy Village
ID Hannahstown Hill
BT17 0LT
028 90300172

(353) Pól Mac Eoghan
Wed, 15 July 2015 20:47:48

A chairde gaeil,
Club Secretary - Paul McKeown will be on holidays until 26th July.

Le meas


(352) Proinsias Ó Coinne
Sun, 12 July 2015 21:11:41

A Chairde,

The new Antrim Website will be launched today. As the system transfers across some interruptions in service may occur. We apologise in advance.

I would like to thank Martin Mc Carry, Conor Mc Cann and Curlie Mc Ilwaine for all their help in creating the mew site.

Proinsias Ó Coinne                           Frankie Quinn

Rúnaí Chontae Aontroma               Secretary Antrim GAA
Tel 02890 300172 
Mob 07801 753612
email secretary.antrim@gaa.ie

(351) Maureen
Fri, 10 July 2015 18:09:18

All forgotten Ciaran. Thanks for your reply.


(350) Declan Steele
Thu, 9 July 2015 16:03:23

A chairde gaeil,
Don't forget last day of the Cúl Camp tomorrow, it finishes at 12.30


(349) Ciarán Mc Cavana
Mon, 6 July 2015 08:17:39


Apologies if a member of the club offend you, I am sure that was not their intention.

Is mise Le meas

Ciarán Mc Cavana

(348) Maureen
Sat, 4 July 2015 20:30:04

I live locally, and regularly have walked my dog up to the club, and through the fields nearby. We always respect the pitch rules of no dogs allowed. Tonight, I was told that this was not permitted and told to leave. In the spirit of good relations I left, but I have to say, I was made to feel extremely unwelcome, and having been invited previously to use the facility, I am unlikely to return.

How simple would it have been to explain that there had been anti-social activity, and that while people are encouraged to use the facility, a relaxing walk is not one of them.

(347) Ciarán Mc Cavana
Fri, 3 July 2015 08:51:59

Faoi 8 Peil na mBann /Under 8 girls Football

We play Go games this Saturday (04/07/15) 10.30 am Throw in at Naomh Pol /St Paul' s,Shaw's Road .

Can all players please ensure ,gum shields,water and adequate clothing.

U 6 Girls football on as usual on Saturday 10-11am.

We take a we break for next two weeks , as coaches on Holidays, and I always like to celebrate the glorious 12th ( my birthday), training resumes Saturday 25th July 10.00am .


'It was old and it was beautiful and the colors they were fine............. '

Ciarán Mc Cavana

(346) Ciarán Mc Cavana
Thu, 2 July 2015 08:02:10

Please note of late Anti Social elements have been using club car park and pitches late at night, to date their has been some minor damage , but we do not want this getting out of control , can last person leaving the club late at night make sure main gates are closed and padlocked.

The club's main gates will be closed at 10.00pm Mon -Thurs, and by Bar Staff Fri-Sunday.

I would ask members, especially those who live local to keep an eye on the club over the coming months, if out and about, please nip up to the club to ensure site safe.

Last night at 10.45pm , i heard noise coming from clubs vicinity, when i went up to club, their was a full blown soccer match , between young Adult men and women on the Paddy Laverty pitch.

Is mise le meas

Ciarán Mc Cavana

(345) Eugene
Mon, 29 June 2015 21:07:23

Naomh Éanna senior hurlers made it 8 wins out of 8 on Sunday evening when they defeated league leaders Tír na nÓg (Randalstown) 2-14 to 1-11.

On a lovely evening at Hightown, the Naomh Éanna hurlers where quick to start rattling over 4 points in quick succession to take a good lead and rattle the league leaders. 
There was a determination to do well all over the park, and despite the absence of 3 regular starters, the whole team, subs and sideline brought the necessary intensity. 

Naomh Éanna was deservedly ahead at halftime, and only for the posts, additional scores might have been registered.

The second half went the same way with Naomh Éanna getting the first scores on the board.  Tír na nÓg continued to press however it was half way through the half that a great passing move through 4 players ended with Conor Mc McSteen striking the sliotar calmly into the net.


Tír n nÓg managed to get a goal back however the Hightown gales finished strongly with a few scores of their own to comfortably win the game.


Next up is Rasharkin on Wednesday eveing at Hightown (7.30pm).  Another tough battle lies ahead so plenty of

supported needed.


Ní neart go cur le chéile.

(344) Ciarán Mc Cavana
Mon, 29 June 2015 09:16:13

Deireadh Seachtaine Iontach Great weekend

Well done to all those who made the Seán Fox weekend a great success, From the 1981 play on Friday night, right through to the Fun day on Sunday, great weekend, finished off by another great win by Senior Hurlers and and the Trad session in the club house.

Maith Sibh

(343) Ciarán Mc Cavana
Fri, 26 June 2015 13:14:20

Ba Maith liom mo buiochas a ghabáil do Carál Ni Chuilin(MLA) agus Paul Maskey(MP)ar eagraigh an Criuniu Oiche aréir I Lár na Cathrach.

Thought the meeting at the city hall re Casement Park Development programme was very informative and well attended.
It showed that there is a very strong passion among the clubs within County Antrim to see the Casement Park complex, which will be just short of £62,000,000 spend, built ASAP.
The meeting also debunked some of the myths circulating, and explained some of the very strong social clauses built into Grant to ensure usage by wider community, and the GAA Clubs on a daily basis.
My understanding of the meeting was as follows;
Planning was granted, but overturned via a Judicial Review based on traffic measures.
The money was part of a three stadium project; Ravenhill, Windsor and Casement; money is ring fenced for these three projects, and it can’t go anywhere else within the GAA Family.
While monies are ring fenced, there is a time limit, so if we don’t use it, we lose it.
What we as Antrim Gaels can do?
We need to put pressure via club representatives, and via county board and as standalone members of the Association, on Ulster Council to commence with consultation programme with the next few weeks.
Clubs and individuals need to inform the media that we, as Antrim Gaels, fully support the Casement Park project, which will be the main GAA Stadium in Ulster.
We as Gaels need to clearly ask all political parties, are they with us or against us; no more talking out of two sides of their mouths. We in The GAA are a huge voting bloc, let all political parties be made aware that the GAA Family support the second largest city in the country having a stadium fit for purpose for the province of Ulster. We also support the huge economic spin off for the region in building such a project.
With a fair wind Casement Stadium Hub can be completed by 2018 , this project is far more than just a stadium; it will transform the facilities available to clubs throughout Antrim and further afield for future generations of young Gaels and the wider community.

Is mise le meas

Ciarán Mc Cavana
Catharlach Naomh Eanna

(342) Roisin O'Hare
Mon, 22 June 2015 22:34:45

A Chairde,
Please don't forget that the closing date for registration for the FOOTBALL CUL CAMP (6-10 July) is this Wednesday 24th June. You must register your child (6-13 years old) online if you wish them to attend. The website address is gaa.ie/kelloggsculcamps.
Children attending the SAFFRON OG Camp (for 4 & 5 year olds) must be registered up at the club. We are having another registration morning this Sunday from 10am -12pm. This is the final registration morning for the Saffron Og Camp.

(341) Ciarán Mc Cavana
Mon, 22 June 2015 08:25:31

Maith Sibh

Great win by the Senior Ladies football team against Ard Eoin, this year has been a big step up from div 3 to div 2 for a very young team.
Hopefully winning streak continues for all the senior teams .

Naomh Eanna Abu

(340) Daniel Kennedy
Sun, 21 June 2015 20:07:18

SENIOR LADIES DIV 2 RESULT - NE 5:10 to 5:6 Ardoyne
After a few weeks of no games due to exams, the Senior Ladies recorded their second win of the season and second win over Ardoyne this year. A hard fought contest and some excellent at football at times. An important win to hopefully remaining in Div 2 next season.
Scorers - Sinéad Quinn (2:2), Brónagh Meighan (1:4), Niamh Morgan (1:2), Claire Davey (1:0) Aoife McCullough (0:2)

(339) Proinsias Ó Coinne
Fri, 19 June 2015 11:10:22

Homefit DIY U21 Hurling Championship Final

Sunday 21st June 2015
Homefit DIY U21 Hurling Championship Final
Ruairi Og v St Johns
Venue; Ballymena.
Throw-in; 1.00pm
Adm. £ 5.

(338) Ciara Ferry
Fri, 19 June 2015 11:08:56

A Chairdre,

it's nearly the end of the coaching year (Sept '14/June '15) and I would really appreciate a little feedback on the full time GAA coaches some of you may have received during this period. If you had a KS1 (Ulster) and a KS2 (Antrim) coach throughout the year, could you complete a form for each coach please? See attached.

To ensure you feel comfortable giving me honest feedback, your reply will be treated as the "Club's Feedback" and your name will remain anonymous.

If possible, could you respond by Friday, 3rd of July.

I appreciate your help.

Kind regards,

Ciara Ferry
Antrim Coaching and Games Development Manager
Antrim GAA
Unit 2 Social Economy Village
ID Hannahstown Hill
BT17 0LT
028 90300172

(337) Pól MacEoghan
Fri, 19 June 2015 11:08:10

The cyclists from Belnaleck GAC Co Fermanagh will be at the club at 9.30 am on Saturday morning.They are doing a fundraiser visiting every GAA club in Ireland.

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