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Latest News | Scéala agus Fógraí

Welcome to the Latest News section of our site. Here you will find stories relating to general club events, and other stories that are deemed appropriate. If you have anything to add to this page, please contact us with the details.

U12 League 02 June 2014
North Antrim U12 B league -- Clooney Gaels 3:2 St Brendan’s 1:1
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Pundits After Match 3 26 May 2014
How are you doing?
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Ulster Championship Pundits 2014 19 May 2014
Positions after week 1
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Ulster Senior Camogie Semifinal 09 May 2014
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U12 Hurlers at N. Antrim Airborne hurling 27 March 2014
Last Sunday 23rd March saw our U12 hurlers back in action again at the annual North Antrim U12 indoor airborne hurling competition. This is an 8 aside indoor competition played on Dunloy’s fantastic 3G pitch using normal outdoor hurls and played using most of the normal hurling rules with the exception that the ball doesn’t go out of play. There is also a huge emphasis on catching and extra points are awarded for this. It is played at a frantic rate and really gets the players, and indeed the coaches hearts racing…
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OCahan Cup 2014 Round 1 06 March 2014
SENIORS OF TO WINNING START WITH VICTORY OVER TIR NA NOG
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U10's in Magherafelt 03 March 2014
U10’s attend Ulster GAA Indoor games in Meadowbank, Magherafelt
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U10's Playoff 17 February 2014
U10’s in North Antrim Indoor hurling play-offs
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P6/P7 Camogie 10 February 2014
Antrim County P5/P6 Indoor Blitz
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North Antrim U10 Competion 2014 10 February 2014
U10’s back in action in North Antrim Indoor hurling.
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Ahoghill GAA Saffron Óg & Cúl Camp 2013 04 July 2013
Registration Evening
Monday 8 July 6-7pm in St Mary’s Ahoghill GAC clubrooms.
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Primary School Blitz 15 April 2013
First P3 - P6 Football Blitz of 2013
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U12 Indoor Final 09 April 2013
U12 Hurlers Win North Antrim Div 2 Indoor Final

Sean Stinson's 27: Glenarm 23
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U14 Airborne Hurling 07 March 2013
Sean Stinsons Team- Caelan McKay, Paddy Graffin, Loughlin Waller, Seanchan Duffin, S O'Kane, Gary Murray, Martin Blaney, Shane McCann, Conor McGarry, Peter McCormick and Fintan McLarnon.
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Last Person Standing 05 March 2013
This is the position after week 8

Down to last 16
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U12 Hurling Final 18 February 2013
North Antrim Indoor Hurling Competition 2013
Section 5 final;- Sean Stinsons 3 Dunloy 0.
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Last Person Standing Report 12 February 2013
Positions after week 2
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U12 Hurling Round 2 30 January 2013
Our under 12 hurlers were back in action last weekend after a week off due to the bad weather.
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U12 Hurling 2013 16 January 2013
U12's back in action in the North Antrim Indoor Hurling
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COME DINE WITH US - 22nd October 2011 28 September 2011
The Finance Committee are in the process of organising our latest fundraiser - COME DINE WITH US - taking place on Saturday 22nd Oct.

We are currently still looking for a few more 'hosts' for the evening, details on what the host duties will be are listed below. Also some information for guests on what is included in the £20 fee.
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2011 ALL-IRELAND FOOTBALL FINAL TICKETS 08 September 2011
A draw for the club's SMALL allocation of Football Final tickets will take place this Monday (12th Sept) in the clubrooms at 7:45pm.
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2011 ALL-IRELAND HURLING FINAL TICKETS 28 August 2011
A draw for the club's SMALL allocation of Hurling Final tickets will take place this Monday (29th Aug) in the clubrooms at 7:45pm.
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Irish News Club & Volunteer Award Winner 2011 06 May 2011
THE IRISH NEWS unveiled the winners today of their highly contested Irish News Club & Volunteer Awards. The Awards initiative recognizes and rewards GAA Clubs, Schools & Volunteers throughout Ulster for their commitment to gaelic games and their community irrespective of their playing ability.
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CAMOGIE CLUB SPONSORSHIP DRAW 03 May 2011
Please see below appeal from Camogie Club for their upcoming Sponsorshop draw.
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2010 ALL-IRELAND FOOTBALL FINAL TICKETS 13 September 2010
A draw for the club's VERY SMALL allocation of Hurling Final tickets will take place this Wednesday (15th Sept) in the replica watches clubrooms at 9:00pm - after the Div 2 Hurling Match v St. Gall's..
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2010 ALL-IRELAND HURLING FINAL TICKETS 24 August 2010
A draw for the club's SMALL allocation of Hurling Final tickets will take place this Thursday (26th Aug) in the clubrooms at 6:45pm.
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2010 Club Gear 15 May 2010
Order forms are now available for the initial bulk order of new club gear.
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CRDA / St. Mary's Ahoghill Golf Classic 13 March 2009
Cloney Rural Development Association
(CRDA) & St Mary’s GAC, Ahoghill are proud to be jointly hosting a fund raising golf classic at the prestigious Galgorm Castle Golf Club.
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2008 CLUB DEVELOPMENT DRAW WINNERS 18 January 2009
After months of ticket selling across Ulster, the recent Club Development Draw culminated in the drawing of winners at the annual Club Dinner.
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U12 Football Skills 01 September 2008
Ulster Skills Final
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Saffron Sweep 31 March 2008
Tickets available NOW.
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COACHING COURSE 19 November 2007
UNDERAGE CLUB COACHING COURSE

This course will take place St.James, Aldergrove on Thursday 22nd November commencing 7.30pm. It is part of the Ulster Council CDP programme.

Course Outcomes:
By the end of the course the coach / administrator / referee will

Know how to set up an effective and efficient coaching and games programme within their club
Understand the importance of Long Term Player Development Pathways (LTPDP) and their vital role in producing elite players.
Know how to plan and implement the LTPDP in their clubs
Know what to coach when to their various age groups i.e. Under 6/8/10/12/14/ & 16


Content:
The course will include the following

Warm ups to suit all age groups
Content to coach to all ability groups
Skill Development – How to build skills up or break them down
Modified and Adapted games to suit any ability




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STINSON'S U14'S CROWNED COUNTY CHAMPIONS 01 October 2007
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ALL-IRELAND HURLING FINAL TICKETS 29 August 2007
A draw for the club's SMALL allocation of Hurling Final tickets will take place this Thursday (30th Aug) in the clubrooms at 8:45pm (after hurling training).
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SEAN STINSON’S HEAD INTO THE WEST IN SEARCH OF ALL-IRELAND GLORY 27 June 2007
All-Ireland Féile Peil Na nÓg 2007 Preview

Having secured the Antrim U12 County Title in 2005, that particular crop of Sean Stinson players had taken the first steps on what many involved with both Ahoghill and Portglenone clubs hoped would be a long and successful road through the age grades.
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FIONNBARR O'NEILL AIMING FOR ALL-IRELAND TITLE 14 June 2007
This weekend sees young club member Fionnbarr O'Neill travel to Kilkenny to represent both Sean Stinson's, and Antrim in the All-Ireland Féile na nGael Hurling Skills comeptition.
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STINSON’S HEAD ‘INTO THE WEST’ AFTER COUNTY FÉILE VICTORY 14 May 2007
Sean Stinson’s U14 footballers annexed the County Féile Cup for the first time in their history at a windswept Páirc Mhic Ionnrachtaigh today, after a fine team performance against their South Antrim counterparts Michael Davitt’s.
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Stinson’s hit ‘Purple Patch at Ulster Hurling Féile 06 May 2007
Sean Stinson’s added another hurling title to their collection on Saturday, as they replica watches comfortably won Section F of the Ulster Féile after victory over Naomh Colmcille from Coalisland, in the Final played at Carey.
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ALL IRELAND FINAL - TICKETS NEEDED 13 February 2007
The Club have been asked by Croke Park to send in an order for All Ireland Final Tickets by Friday of this week.

We have been told the Finals are ALL-TICKET on Sunday 11th March (JHC Final probably at 2:00pm)
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ALL-IRELAND SEMI-FINAL SUPPORTER ARRANGEMENTS 12 January 2007
The Club are trying to plan for numbers interested in travelling to Mullingar by bus.
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TEAM MANAGEMENT SELECTION FOR 2007 03 December 2006
Anyone interested in either continuing or becoming a manager of any Club team at all levels for the 2007 season are asked to attend a Club Meeting Monday 11th December, 7:30pm in the Committee Room.
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Club Committee for 2007 28 November 2006
After a successful and well-attended AGM last night, the following officers were voted onto the committee for the incoming year.
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Annual General Meeting - Mon 27 Nov 2006 26 November 2006
The Club will hold it's AGM for 2006 on Monday 27th November at 7:30pm
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Planning for the Housing Executive Conference 24 November 2006
Rural Community Network are organising a conference for Young Adults in Tullyglass on TUESDAY 28th Nov at 5.30pm to talk about planning for the Housing Executive, this includes dinner and is free of charge.
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Annual Dinner Dance 2006 08 November 2006
The Club Annual Dinner Dance will take place in O'Neill Arms, Toomebridge on Friday 17th November - 7.00pm.
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CRDA fundraiser quiz for Hurlers 29 October 2006
The CRDA have kindly offered to host a table quiz to raise funds to help the Clooney Gaels hurlers cover expenses for the Ulster C'ship.
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ULSTER FINAL SUPPORTER ARRANGEMENTS 29 October 2006
The Club are again running a supporters bus to Clones on Sun 5th Nov for the Ulster Final.
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ALL-IRELAND FOOTBALL FINAL TICKETS 13 September 2006
A draw for the club's SMALL allocation of Football Final tickets will take place this Friday (15th Sept) in the clubrooms at 8:00pm (after hurling training).
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ALL-IRELAND HURLING FINAL TICKETS 29 August 2006
A draw for the club's SMALL allocation of Hurling Final tickets will take place this Thursday (31st Aug) in the clubrooms at 8:45pm (after hurling training).
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Charity Quiz in Aid of CLIC Sargent 24 May 2006
There will be a quiz in Casements social club on Friday 2nd June in Aid of the CLIC Sargent Charity. Paul McKeever will be doing a Parachute Jump. All proceeds to children with cancer.
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Special Olympics Ireland - Sponsored Cycle 08 May 2006
Several finely-tuned athletes from St. Mary's, Ahoghill will be taking part in a sponsored 20k cycle to help raise funds for the 2006 Special Olympics Ireland Games.
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BOXING UPDATE FROM MELBOURNE GAMES 21 March 2006
After 2 preliminary rounds it was a case of mixed fortunes for Dermot and TJ Hamill.
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GOING FOR COMMONWEALTH GOLD 03 March 2006
The Club gave Dermot and T.J. Hamill a good luck send-off last night on the eve of their journey to the Commonwealth Games.
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2006 SEASON BEGINS SATURDAY 14th JANUARY 11 January 2006
The new playing season is already upon us after only a few weeks of inactivity since the senior hurlers won their Ulster League Final.
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Alastair Breslin Charity Table Quiz 01 December 2005
The Breslin Family have organised a Charity Table Quiz on Friday 9th December in Roger Casement's Social Club at 9:00PM
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TEAM MANAGEMENT SELECTION FOR 2006 01 December 2005
Anyone interested in either continuing or becoming a manager of any Club team at all levels for the 2006 season are asked to attend a Club Meeting Monday 5th December, 7:30pm
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Annual General Meeting - Mon 28 Nov 2005 18 November 2005
The Club will hold it's AGM for 2005 on Monday 28th November at 7:30pm
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GAA President Elect Nickey Brennan visits Clooney 18 November 2005
We were delighted to welcome Uachtarán Tofa CLG Nickey Brennan to Clooney this morning.
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NEW CLUBWEAR 04 November 2005
We are preparing to order new polo-shirts and rain-jackets shortly, and would like to get details of quantities required.
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Ulster SF Championship Draw 2006 13 October 2005
The draw for the USFC 2006 was made live on BBC today at lunchtime.
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ALL-IRELAND FOOTBALL FINAL TICKETS 14 September 2005
A draw for the club's allocation of Football Final tickets will take place Wednesday 21st Sept at 8:30pm in the clubrooms.
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Big weekend of Football action for Stinsons 09 September 2005
This Saturday both the Minor's and U12's from Sean Stinsons are involved in massive end-of-season games.
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ALL-IRELAND HURLING FINAL TICKETS 06 September 2005
A draw for the club's allocation of Hurling Final tickets will take place this week in the clubrooms at 8:45pm Wed 7th (after hurling training).
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GAA PRESIDENT'S VISIT - WED 24th AUGUST 2005 24 August 2005
GAA PRESIDENT SEAN KELLY VISITS ST MARY’S AHOGHILL
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MINOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 10 August 2005
Congratulations to the Sean Stinsons minor team who advanced to the Quarter-Finals after a good win away to Moneyglass.
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HURLING/CAMOGIE SUMMER CAMP 04 July 2005
The club are organising a hurling / camogie summer camp at Fr. McGuigan Park this July.
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Clareway Hurling - June '05 16 June 2005
The Sean Stinsons U12 Hurlers will play in the Clareway ground-skills tournament this weekend (18/19 June). Details of venue & opponents is listed below.
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Antrim v Cavan 03 June 2005
The club wishes Paddy Logan all the best for the Antrim v Cavan replay tomorrow evening.
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CLUB WEBSITE NAMED AS A 2004 McNAMEE AWARD WINNER 03 May 2005
We have received official confirmation today that the Club Website - www.ahoghillgaa.com has been successful in winning a McNamee Award for 2004.
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ULSTER FÉILE 2005 - SAT 7th MAY 30 April 2005
The Ulster U14 Hurling Féile takes place this Saturday 7th May.

Sean Stinsons will compete in Iomáint Division H and games will be staged between Fr. McGuigan Park, Ahoghill, and O'Cathain Park, Portglenone.
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RULE CHANGES FROM CONGRESS 2005 18 April 2005
Apart from the amendment to Rule 42 being passed, there were several other notable changes to come out of Croke Park at the weekend.
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More County Championship Draws 12 April 2005
Last night the remaining County Championship draws were made.
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COMMUNITY TRANSPORT TRAINING COURSE 12 April 2005
There will be a training course for anyone wishing to become registered to drive the community transport buses.
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REFEREEING PRESENTATION 29 March 2005
A senior referee from the county referees committee will visit Cloney this Saturday 2nd April (4pm).
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Club Meeting RE Rule 42 23 March 2005
There will be a club meeting open to all members on Easter Monday at 7:30pm after the LOTTO draw.
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Championship Draws 2005 16 March 2005
Some of the Championship Draws for 2005 were made at the County Committee meeting last night in Ballymena.
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Gaels victorious in Barcelona 05 February 2005
Clooney Gaels, Ahoghill started off the 2005 season with a unique and historical victory this weekend at a pre-season hurling competition in Barcelona, Spain that was open to all hurling teams in Ireland, England and the European Contentent.
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Barcelona Hurling Tournament Details 02 February 2005
Details of the Barcelona Gaels hurling tournament are shown below. Ádh mór to all representing the Club this weekend.
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CLOONEY GAELS ENTER AN INAUGURAL ALL EUROPEAN HURLING COMPETITION 17 January 2005
Clooney Gaels have entered a pre-season hurling competition with a difference.

A panel of twenty players are flying to Barcelona on Thursday 3rd February 2005 to participate in this inaugural European Hurling competition, a competition primarily arranged by Barcelona Gaels to promote Gaelic games in their beautiful city.
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CLUB AGM 2004 06 December 2004
The club AGM was held yesterday (Sunday), and there were no major changes in the Executive Committee.
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Club Meeting - Tuesday 30th November 26 November 2004
There will be a meeting at the clubrooms on Tuesday 30th November (7:30pm) for all Committee Members.
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Team Management for 2005 Season 24 November 2004
Anyone interested in either continuing or becoming a manager of any club team at all levels for next year are asked to attend a Club Meeting Monday 13th December, 7:30pm
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Ballymena Council Finally Awards Grant Money 04 November 2004
After a Council meeting on Monday, BBC finally agreed to award the £400 grant to the club towards costs of purchasing Hurling Sticks.
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Club Dinner Dance 2004 15 October 2004
This year's dinner dance will take place on Friday 5th November, 7:30pm in The Elk.
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Row over 'Irish' hurling sticks continues 07 October 2004
It seems that no immediate decision is in sight over the grant application with Ballymena Borough Council.
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ALL-IRELAND FOOTBALL FINAL TICKETS 20 September 2004
A draw for the club's allocation of Football Final tickets will take place this week in the clubrooms Thursday 23rd Sept 7:30PM.
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ALL-IRELAND HURLING FINAL TICKETS 07 September 2004
A draw for the club's allocation of Hurling Final tickets will take place this week in the clubrooms (probably Wed 8th after football training).
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TRADITIONAL MUSIC WORKSHOPS 03 August 2004
TRADITIONAL MUSIC WORKSHOPS
University of Ulster, Portrush campus
School of Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism, Ballywillan Road, Portrush
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CHAMPIONSHIP UPDATE FROM THE WEEKEND 02 August 2004
There were mixed fortunes for all 3 teams who were playing in the heat of championship action last weekend.
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TICKETS FOR ANTRIM v CORK - Sun 25th July 15 July 2004
Anyone who wants tickets for this game please give your name to John Friel by 10pm Sunday 18th July.
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U12 - Ground-skills Hurling Competition at Centenary Feis 2004 15 June 2004
The North Antrim Board are holding a ten aside ground hurling competition as part of the Centenary Feis Celebrations over the weekend of 19th and 20th June 04.
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TV COVERAGE FOR CLOONEY GAELS v BALLYMENA BOROUGH COUNCIL 31 May 2004
Regular TV viewers will have been shocked to see a story on Clooney Gaels as the first news item broadcast on the TG4 Nuacht bulletin!
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ULSTER FÉILE 2004 - SAT 1st MAY 30 April 2004
The Ulster U14 Hurling Féile takes place this Saturday 1st May.

Sean Stinsons will play all their games at Fr. McGuigan Park, Ahoghill, whilst their opponents will also play some matches in Portglenone.
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WANT TO BE AN UNDERDOG? 29 April 2004
“Underdogs” – TG4’s hugely popular reality documentary series returns and this year they mean business.
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SEAN STINSONS U16 / U14 / U12 22 April 2004
U16 game vs Ballymena moved to Portglenone due to unplayable pitch in B'mena.
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2004 FOOTBALL LEAGUES KICKOFF SUNDAY 7th MARCH 01 March 2004
The 2004 Football Leagues commence this Sunday 7th March.
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TENNENTS COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP DRAWS FOR 2004 24 February 2004
The draws for all Tennents County Championships were made at the Bass Brewery in Belfast last night.
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AIB Club of The Year Awards 12 February 2004
Last Monday (2nd February), a delegation of members from St Mary’s GAC, Ahoghill travelled to Croke Park to attend the AIB Club of the Year Awards as representatives from Co. Antrim having being awarded that title a few weeks previously.
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AIB ANTRIM CLUB OF THE YEAR 2003 12 January 2004
St. Mary's GAC, Ahoghill has won the title of 'AIB Club Of The Year 2003' for Antrim.
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PLAYERS MEETING 11 January 2004
The players meeting will take place on Sunday 18th January at 2pm.
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Level 1 Hurling Coaching Course 07 January 2004
A Level 1 Hurling Coaching Course will take place in Loughrey College over the weekend 17th - 19th Jan '04.
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Pitch is now CLOSED!! 04 December 2003
The pitch has now been closed until further notice.
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AGM 2003 - New Committee Elected 02 December 2003
The club held their AGM on Sunday 30th November, and as a result a new committee has been formed.
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Level 1 Football Coaching Course 28 October 2003
A Level 1 Football Coaching Course will be held in this November.
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St. Mary's GAC, Ahoghill - AGM 2003 25 October 2003
The club will hold it's Annual General Meeting on Sunday 30th November.
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Mass For Deceased Members 25 October 2003
The Annual Mass for Deceased Club Members will take place on Friday 21st November at 7:30pm
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GOLF DAY 2003 RESULTS 06 October 2003
The club would like to thank all those who attended the Golf Day on Sunday 5th October.
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Paparazzi reveal Club Secretary with new bird on holidays!! 25 September 2003
Anonymous sources within the tabloid Paparazzi have recently sent us this VERY revealing photo of club Secretary Nigel Lynn and one of the bird's he got aquainted with whilst on holiday in Ayia Napa.
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!! ALL-IRELAND FOOTBALL FINAL TICKETS !! 22 September 2003
The draw for the club's allocation of Final tickets will take place Tuesday 23rd Sept at 8:30pm in the clubrooms.
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CLUB GOLF DAY 2003 - Manor GC, Kilrea 12 September 2003
St. Mary's GAC will hold their annual golf day on Sunday 5th October 2003, at Manor Golf Club, Kilrea.
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St. Mary's launch new club website 06 June 2003
St. Mary's GAC, Ahoghill today launched their new website. It is intended as a new resource for all club members and club supporters.
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CROSSKEYS INN are the new senior hurling team sponsors. 05 June 2003
The Cloney Gaels hurlers have a new sponsor for the year...
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