Carey History


Carey GAC was formed during the winter of 1903.
The founder members of the club were Dennis Maguire and Patrick Moore, both school teachers in the area, they were encouraged and assisted by the local priest Fr Eardly.


Carey won their first major trophy, the Shield of the Heroes, this was the final of the Glens Feis where the opposition was Glenarm Shauns.


Carey were the first North Antrim team to win the Antrim county championship, to achieve this they had to beat Belfast side Crowleys in the final. That year they represented Antrim in the Ulster club final, against Donegal side Burt who beat them on the Ten years later in 1916 they won their second championship by beating Belfast Harps in the final.


Carey beat Glenarm, in the North Antrim final and earned the right to play O Connell's in the County final, which they won giving them they're third, and to date, last senior hurling championship title.


Carey won the North Antrim junior championship, but lost the county final to St Galls. Two years later they made amends by beating Mitchels to win the county Junior title.


Another good year when Carey won the Senior Feis cup defeating Loughgiel in the final. In both 1959 and 1961 they contested the Antrim senior hurling championship finals going down in both to Rossa and St Johns respectively.


Carey won both North Antrim and Antrim Junior Hurling championships.


Saw the club winning their first Intermediate Championship beating Cushendun after a replay. The same year division two of the Antrim league was won, thus gaining promotion to division one.


The Countess of Antrim cup was captured, with a win over Glenarm in the final.


The club celebrated a unique treble by winning the county Junior championship, Division 3 all county league and the Countess of Antrim cup.


Turned out to be another good year with the Intermediate Championship being regained.


Carey was strong in Scor in the seventies and won titles in Quiz, Ballad group, and Novelty acts.


In 1969 the new pitch was opened while in 1999 the new changing rooms were completed.

Under Age

In 2001 Carey and Armoy amalgamated at juvenile level to form a new club Glenshesk.