As Loughgiel Shamrocks welcomed Aogán O Fearghail to their Centenary Book Launch the Shamrock supporters, Club members and fellow Gaels turned out in their numbers.
The aim of the event was to help launch the publication which concluded the Centenary celebrations for the Club.
The Centenary Book is a broad ranging production which looks at all aspects of the Club including successes at all levels, the development of facilities, the cultural activities such as Irish Dancing and a history of club officials and contributions from local schools to the Centenary celebrations.
The Club had produced an earlier history in 1980 and the new book incorporates much of the early history which had been researched for that book.
The Centenary Book continues in that vein with match reports of all Senior Championship wins and of course the All Ireland Club successes of 1983 and 2012 as well as the two All Ireland Feile Camogie winning teams of 2014 and 2015.
The book also has a wide range of photographs old and new which should appeal to a wide audience.
The book has been developed over the past 18 months by a small steering group which met regularly to keep the project on track.
We are indebted to all those who contributed in any way to the production of the book.
Members hope everyone enjoys reading the book and anyone wishing to purchase a copy at £20 can do so by contacting any of the Loughgiel Shamrocks GAC executive committee.
* Photographs by Sammy McMullan.