Inaugural O’Connor Gillan Cup played at Pairc MacUilin

Cormac and Terence Donnelly of Donnelly Meats presenting Ballycastle Camogie Club's Senior Captain Kathryn Donnelly and Manager Stephen McBride with new squad training tops. �Also included in picture is Stephen's daughter and juvenile Cam�g Louise McBride.
Cormac and Terence Donnelly of Donnelly Meats presenting Ballycastle Camogie Club's Senior Captain Kathryn Donnelly and Manager Stephen McBride with new squad training tops. �Also included in picture is Stephen's daughter and juvenile Cam�g Louise McBride.

Last month Ballycastle Camogie Club hosted the Inaugural O’Connor Gillan Cup at Paírc MacUílin in memory of the members of the first Camogie team who represented the town.

The trophy was hotly contested by Under 13 Camógs from Glenravel, Cushendall, Dunloy, St John’s Belfast, Kilrea and Ballycastle.

Each team played in the round robin competition with plenty of game time for all panel members, the emphasis very much on participation.

After hotly contested games, Brídíní Óg and Dunloy reached the final. The Glenravel girls went into the final unbeaten in all their games, however a determined Dunloy side recovered from an early goal scored against them to push forward and claim the cup on a scoreline of 2.0 to 1.1.

The cup was presented to the winning side by Paddy Gillan, son of one of the 1928 girls Sarah Gillan (nee O Connor).

This was a fantastic day’s Camogie. The club would like to offer big thanks to Tara O’Neill, Emma Connor, Emer O’Neill, Orla Donnelly and Dearbhaile McGill (Dunloy) for refereeing the games and to Aine Donnelly for taking photos.

Thanks also to our Club Committee and Players’ Parents for providing refreshments and to all the teams who took part making for a fantastic tournament.

SPONSORSHIP

Cormac and Terence Donnelly of Donnelly Meats recently presented Ballycastle Camogie Club’s Senior Captain Kathryn Donnelly and Manager Stephen McBride with new squad training tops. Stephen’s daughter and juvenile Camóg Louise McBride joined Kathryn and Stephen for the presentation and everyone at Ballycastle Camogie Club would like to thank Donnelly Meats for their support and sponsorship.