St Josephs Glenavy GAC
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Â St.Josephâ€™s GAC, Annual Festival
Â It's that time of the year again with the Glenavy Festival Weekend fast approaching - this year the Marquee is back on the pitch and we have a whole host of events and activities across the weekend with something for absolutely everyone in the family!
Thursday @ 7'30pmÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
BINGOÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Friday @ 8pm
Saturday 29th April sees the return of our annual
Mark Ruddy Memorial 7s Tournament.
Family Quiz Saturday @7.30
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Sunday starts with
The Big Breakfast in St.Clareâ€™s Hall 10am â€“ 1pm
There will be a Prince & Princess party in the Marquee @ 2pm
On Sunday we present to you Glenavy GAC's very own version of "Jigs and Reels" which sees 8 local couples competing with each other to be crowned the best dancers in town! Afterwards we have liveÂ music by The Hootin Annies to finish off our Festival Weekend in style! Doors open at 7pm with the first dance at 8.30pm sharp. We advise anyone who wants a table in the marquee on Sunday night to arrive early as a very large crowd is anticipated for this event
This Weekâ€™s Fixtures
Monday 24th April
Under 14 Girls Football Feile
Throw in 6.15pm @ Musgrave
Antrim Ladies Senior Football League Division 1
Glenavy vs Moneyglass
Throw in 7.30pm @ Chapel Hill
Tuesday 25th April
Minor Football Laverty Cup
Glenavy vs Aghagallon
Throw in 7.15pm @ Chapel HillÂ
U16 Girls Football League
Rossa vs Glenavy
Throw in 6.30 @ Shaws Road
Wednesday 26th April
All County Senior Football League Division 2
Glenavy vs Rasharkin
Throw in 7.30pm @ Allen Park, AntrimÂ
Friday 28th April
Minor Girls Football League Â
St Endaâ€™s vs Glenavy
Throw in 6.30pm @ St Endaâ€™s
Under 12 SW Antrim Football League
St Comgallâ€™s vs Glenavy
Throw in 6.45pm @ Dunsilly
U14 SW Antrim Football League
St Comgallâ€™s vs Glenavy
Throw in 7.45pm @ DunsillyÂ
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|2017 Football Championship Draws|
|Brelim 2||v||Prelim 4||C|
|PrelimÂ 1||v||Prelim 6||D|
|Prelim 3||v||Prelim 1||A|
|Prelim 1||v||Tir na nÃ“g||A|
|Prelim 2||v||Prelim 3||B|
South West Draws 2017
Byes: 1Â Moneyglass
Final Wed 10th June
Byes: 1Â Glenavy; 2Â Â Ahoghill
Final date T.B.C.
Byes: 1 Ballymena; 2 Sean Stinsons
Final Sunday 6th. August
Feile starts on Sunday 19th. February. Â Aldergrove v Glenavy @ 12noon.
The Breslin cup will be drawn at a later date.Â
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|2016 U-21 Championship||Â||Â||Â|
|06-Nov||St.Joseph'sÂ||1.1O||v||0.08||Gort na Mona|
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Antrim Division 2 Football
St.Josephâ€™s 2.08 v 0.15 St.Ergnatâ€™s
With both teams playing their first game of the season in league football no-one was sure how things would go. The first half belonged to the home side and lead by six points at the break. Moneyglass through caution to the wind and won the second half by nine points to two. Both teams were guilty of some wayward passing and shooting.
Paddy Gallagher and Malachy McCourt put Glenavy two up with well taken points. Pat McCormick and Miram Neeson levelled the scores after six minutes. With the game being played at breakneck speed scores were hard to come by. Paddy Gallagher and Ramy Doyle exchanged points. The hill side went two in front with points from Paddy Gallagher and Malachy McCourt from a free. Liam Brady closed the gap with an excellent point from out on the wing. Ciaran Loney moved up to take a point to leave the score after twenty minutes six to four in favour of the Orangemen.
The game then had its first goal when a well worked move from midfield was finished off by Paddy Gallagher. Conor Boyle kept his side in the hunt with a point. Glenavy then extended their lead with Nigel Scullion crossing to an unmarked Malachy McCourt who palmed to the net. Niall Boyd had the last score of the half when he split the post to leave the score 2.06 v 0.06 in the home sides favour.
Whatever was said to encourage the visitors at halftime worked. From the throwin Ryan Boyd gained possession to score a point. With the Glenavy defence under some unnecessary frees were conceded and punished by accurate free takers. Conor Boyd and Liam Boyd closed the gap to three from placed balls. Steven McGrath and Connor Duffin added points to close the gap. Then the Moneyglass went in front for the first time when Liam Brady scored two brilliant points. Brady was once again on hand to widen the gap to two with a pointed free.
The football was frantic as the Glenavy men piled on the pressure for scores but the Moneyglass defence stood firm. Fergus Cunningham pointed to leave the bare minimum between the sides. Jim Melli pointed to ensure the hill side needed a goal with time running out. Alex Gallagher pointed a free to leave a point between the sides as referee Vincent Boyle blew the full time whistle.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Final score Moneyglass 0.15 v 2.08 Glenavy.
Glenavy won the reserve game on a score 2.09 v 0.06.
Team: Gerard Hamilton; Martin Nelson; Daniel McAlister; Niall McLaughlin; Ryan Phillips; Fra McMullan; Johnny Phillips; Ciaran Loney; Patrick Gallagher; Nigel Scullion (Mathew Hamill); Conal Gallagher; Michael McCourt; Eoin Henry (Fergus Cunningham); Lorcan Heenan; Malachy McCourt.
Antrim A.C. F. L. Division 2 Reserve
St.Josephâ€™s 4.15 v St.Maryâ€™s 3.11
Both these sides set out to attack at every opportunity which pleased the large number of supporters who turned out on a beautiful sunny afternoon.Â The game flowed from end to end with a large amount of good play from both sides. The highlight was a hat trick of goals for Glenavyâ€™s Domnic Gallagher.
First on the scoreboard was Aidan Darragh who split the posts from an acute angel. Michael McCourt replied with a point. Rasharkin went two up when Gerard Oâ€™Hanlon and Thomas Doherty added points. Paul Mayo playing his first game for the home side capped a sweeping move when he finished to the net. David McCann got in on the scoring act with a well taken point, Domnic Gallagher got a brace of goals to put his side eight in front.
Gerard Oâ€™Hanlon pulled a point back for the visitors. Malachy McCourt added a point for the hill side with a pointed free. Pearse Kelly then had Rasharkinâ€™s first goal to put five in front. The home side then hit five unanswered points from David McCann (two), Michael McCourt, Dominic Gallagher and Malachy McCourt. The referee blew his haltime whistle to leave the score 3.08 v 1.04 in Glenavyâ€™s favour.
Brendan Etherson got the second half going with a beauty from out on the wing.Â Fergal Green who had come on at halftime added a Glenavy point. Fergal Oâ€™Hanlon brought the scores closer with a point from play. When Domnic Gallagher added his third goal and Gareth Collins, Fergal Green (free), and Edward Nelson kept the home sideâ€™s score ticking over with a points it looked all over for the visitors. The score at this point was 4.12 v 1.07 in Glenavyâ€™s favour.
To their credit the Rasharkin lads had other ideas and added a point from Brendan Etherson and a goal from Aidan Darragh. Ben McCambridge stopped the rot when he popped up with a point. Gerard Oâ€™Hanlon added a third goal. Michael McCourt and Eddie Nelson once again widened the gap a point apiece, The visitorsÂ put in a strong finish with a goal from Pearce Kelly and points from Killian Oâ€™Boyle and Gerard Oâ€™Hanlon with two to leave the full time score St.Josephâ€™s 4.15 v 3.11 St.Maryâ€™s. Referee Sean McAtamney. Â Â Â
Antrim A.C. F. League Division 2 Reserve.
Sunday 12th. March 17
Antrim 0.09 v 1.16 Glenavy
The game was played at St.Comgallâ€™s and was the first league game on the new Dunsilly complex. Both teams were showing Â this was their first game of the season with some poor passing and shooting. The visitors showed a mark improvement in the second half whist playing against a strong breeze,
Joseph Webb got the first point of the game for the home side. Glenavy then had five unanswered points form play with Alex Gallagher chipping in with two, Fergal Green had a brace with one from play and a free from an acute angle. Ben McCambridge added the fifth. Colm Graham added his sides second point to leave the half time score 0.02 v 0.05.
Alex Gallagher got the second half off t with a well worked point. Colm McAuley pulled one back for the home side. Chris Smylie got in on the score sheet Â with an excellent point from out on the wing. Paul McAleese scored with a long distant kick to narrow the gap. We were then treated to the Â score of the game when Eddie Nelson took possession around midfield and went on a jinking solo run which ended with a shot that gave the keeper no chance of saving.
St.Josephâ€™s were now in control and with Fergal Green having his shooting boots there was no way back for the lads in green and white. Fergal pointed two frees to leave eight between the sides. Alex Gallagher and Chris Smylie added points for the Chapel Hill side. To their credit Antrim kept plugging away and were rewarded with two point from Stephen Webb and Paul Byrne.
Glenavy were finishing the stronger and added points from a Fergal Green free, Gerard Hamiltonâ€™ Chris Smylie and Alex Gallagher. Antrim finished their scoring with a Paul McAleese free and one from play from Paul Quinn. Alex Gallagher closed the scoring with a well taken point. to leave the final score St.Comgallâ€™s 0.09 v 1.16 St.Josephâ€™s.
Glenavy Team: Owen McCormack; Ruairi Forester Martin McPeake; Stephen Doone (Peter McCambridge);; Edward Nelson; Francis McMullan; Michael Small; Ben McCambridge ( Mark Cush); Gavin Phillips; Fergal Green (Ryan Hickland); Johnny Phillips; Frank Corr; Shane Cormican (Chris Smylie); Gerard Hamilton; Alex Gallagher.
Referee Sean McAtamney Tir na nÃ“g
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2016 Annual Presentation Dinner.
St.Josephâ€™s GAC Glenavy held their Annual Presentation Dinner in the Templeton Hotel on Friday 25th.. November 16.
Club chairman Joseph Oâ€™Boyle welcomed over one hundred members for a very enjoyable evening. Special guests were club president Fr. Colm McBride, South West chairman Columb Walsh with his wife Una, Frank and Kathleen Rogers.. Also present was the clubâ€™s main sponsor Martin McClinton from Hunky Dory. The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Antrim intermediate football championship medals to the senior ladies team.
Columb Walsh congratulated the club for continuing to encourage the youth of the area to take part in club activities and to accept the ethos Gaelic games. He thanked the club for their participation in all South West competitions and the discipline shown from the players. The chairman congratulated the club on receiving the McStocker cup which is presented to club with the best discipline from managers and players. Columb congratulated the ladies for winning the Antrim intermediate championship. He also thanked our referees Paul Hanna and Christopher Eastwood for their dedication towards refereeing and encouraged others to come forward and take it up. .Â
The chairman in his citation for the clubâ€™s hall of fame award spoke highly of the recipient Frank Rogers. Frank had moved in the early sixties from his home town of Lisnaskea County Fermanagh to teach in St.Aidanâ€™s High School Glenavy where he taught physical education. He joined St.Josephâ€™s senior team and was an ever present member for the next decade. Joseph encouraged those present particularly the players to follow Frankâ€™s example and be prepared to put something back into the club when they had retired from playing.Â
When Frank retired from playing he continued to have a huge influence on our club with his expert knowledge of the rules and for keeping players fit he made great use of the school recreation hall for training and coaching. He also started a basketball team to keep the players fit and interested during the winter months. Frank helped several managers with the coaching and fitness of players and his influence held bring success on a number of occasions. Frank now lives with his wife Kathleen and family in Ballycastle.
Frank thanked the club for the award and had always kept up to date with results and what was happening in the club. He wished the club well for the future and encouraged d the young players enjoy themselves as much as he had. Â Â Â Â Â
The following received the annual club awards.
Â Senior Ladies player: Orla Fay.
Senior male player: Michael McCourt
Junior male player Joint:: Ronan Hamill & Martin McPeake
Club person of the year: Joint: Olwyn McCambridge & Marieanne Forester
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