St Josephs Glenavy GAC

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Months mind mass for Francie Doone RIP will be at 7pm this Monday (30th November) at Mater Dei, Crumlin, with a wee cup of tea after in the Irish School beside the Chapel. All are welcome.

Tonight (Tuesday 24th November) was the last night of indoor training in the Crumlin Leisure Centre before our Winter Break over December and January. We will recommence indoor training in the Crumlin Leisure Centre on Tuesday 16th February 2016 at 6.00pm for a further six-weeks (through to Tuesday 22nd March) before moving to outdoor training at the club grounds at Chapel Hill in April 2016. In the meantime we wish all our camogs a wonderful Christmas and we look forward to seeing you all again in the New Year.

Hi folks,

We are currently looking people with an interest in helping St Joseph's becoming a stronger club in 2016. If you or anyone you know are interested in helping the club in anyway by volunteering your time, then please do get in touch.



We currently have 283 underage players at our club and the numbers are growing. 2015 was a successful year for our teams and to ensure this good work continues, it is important that we have enthusiastic people on board. Coaching experience and qualifications are not a requirement as these can be completed through the club.



As many of you already know we run several large fundraisers every year and these take quite a lot of organisation. If you would like to help at any of these or think you may have ideas to improve our fundraising events then we would be delighted to hear from you.



2015 saw St Joseph's Glenavy spend in excess of £100, 000 on its grounds. We plan to further add to our facilities in 2016 and beyond. While we have an excellent Development Committee with a structured plan, we would like anyone living in the community who feel they could assist to come forward to help on this committee.

This list is not definitive and we are an open club, keen to attract new members



who want to help develop  St. Joseph's  Glenavy GAC in any way .


Big Glenavy Dander: 4th October, 9am to 6pm

 Many of you will be aware of the recent work being done at our grounds at Chapel Hill. We are delighted to announce that our new walking path, part of Phase 1 of our Development Proposals, is complete!  In order to raise awareness of this new community facility and officially open our new walking path we are inviting all members of the community, young and old alike, to come and join us in a bid to walk 500 miles…


This phase of our developments was made possible in part due to funding secured from The Alpha Programme (for more details see below) and we would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their assistance and support throughout this project. Mel Waddell, representative from The Alpha Programme Steering Group said, upon the commencement of works in July, ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs great to see that work has started on site for both the pitch and path improvements and we look forward to returning to see the project completed and being used by the local community.‚ÄĚ

This is a facility for the whole community, so if you can come join us and do even just 3 laps of the path you will have completed 1 mile and there will be only 499 to go!  The more people who participate on the day, the faster we can hit our target! Who knows, maybe we could go even further! We will walk 500 miles, but can we walk 500 more??? (The Proclaimers won’t be there unfortunately…or indeed fortunately!) More details to follow in the next few days.

Thanks for your continued support!

The Alpha Programme

Established in 2008 by Alpha Resource Management Ltd, The Alpha Programme is managed by Groundwork NI and has already provided just under £3million in funding to nearly 90 biodiversity and community based projects within ten miles of the Mullaghglass landfill site outside Lisburn. Information on the Programme can be downloaded from or contact Mel Waddell at Groundwork NI on (028) 9074 9494 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 Unlucky to our minors today losing in the County Final. They've had a good year winning the league and reaching the final and it will be great to see them all move into our senior teams next year. Congratulations have to be given to our neighbours Aghagallon on their second half performance. Well done to them in winning the match

   Asof Monday 27th of July our main pitch will be shut for maintenance work to be carried out. As a result and due to the heavy plant that will be involved our facilities will be closed from 8am-6pm each week day as a matter of health and safety. Our training pitch will now be used to cater for training and all games will be played away from home until 2016.



2015 Underage Presentations

St.Joseph’s GAC Glenavy 2015 Underage Presentation.

The club held its annual underage presentation recently in a packed St.Clare’s Community Hall. It was great to see so many mums and dads present to support their children. Vice-Chairman Aidan Hamill welcomed everyone and thanked the team managements of the various teams for the time and effort they put in to help the young players develop their skills. Aidan also thanked the parents for their support throughout the season particularly with transport to away games and for the general help they gave around the club. It has been a very successful year for the teams with the U12’s winning their league, U-14’s reached the league final; the U-16’s won the shield with the minors winning the Antrim B league and reaching the B championship final.

There were three categories of awards for each team.

1 Player of the year

2 Most Improved player.

3 Best endeavour.

U-14 Girls Football: 1 Beth Hamill; 2 Cara McKevett; 3 Eve McStravick.

U-16 Girls: 1 Bronagh Forester; 2 Becky O’Neill; 3 Eve Cafolla.

U-12 Camogie: 1 Louise Mulholland; 2 Hannah Rose Campbell;  3 Rachel Mulholland.  

U-14 Camogie:1 Niamh Steele; 2 Rachel McAreavey; 3Hannah Heenan.

U-12 Footballer:1 Darragh Doherty: 2 Finn Malley; 3 Darragh Armstrong.

U-14 Footballer: 1 Joint Anthony Gallagher & Aodh O’Neill;  Anthony O’Hare; 3 Sean McCambridge.

U-!6 Footballer: 1 Liam Henry; 2 Aaron McGarry; 3 Peter McCambridge.

Minor Football: 1 Alex Gallagher; 2 Jamie Grant; 3 Shane Cormican.

cardiac screening

The Medical Welfare Committee of the GAA







 that in the context of cardiac screening


all participants


 over the age of 14 should complete a

cardiac screening



questionnaire which can be viewed


on the link below.

Antrim Scór Finals

Scór Sinsir: Congratulations to Ciara Thompson who won the Antrim Scór Sinsir singing competition in St.Clare’s Hall. Well done Ciara

U-14 Ladies Fixtures & Results 15

U-14 Ladies
Date Comp Team Score   Score Team Venue Time
¬†15 Apr ¬†A.C.L. ¬†Tir na n√ďg ¬†2.10 v ¬†1.08 St.Joseph's Away Loss
 22 Apr    St.Joseph's  1.07 v  3.11  St.Pauls  Home  Loss
 29 Apr    St.John's   v    St.Joseph's  Away  6.45
 06 May    St.Joseph's   v    All Saints'  Home  
 13 May    St.Joseph's   v    Sarsfield's  Home  
 20 May    St.Joseph's   v    L. Dhearg  Hone  
 27 May    Ardoyne   v    St.Joseph's  Away  
 3 Jun    St.Joseph's   v    St.Pats  Home  
 10 Jun    Rossa   v    St.Joseph's  Away  

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