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Glenshesk History


Glenshesk GAC was formed in 2001 to provide hurling for children under 18 years of age in the two neighbouring clubs of Carey Faughs and Armoy Glen Rovers.

Prior to 2001 the responsibility for the provision of juvenile hurling for this age group lay with the respective adult clubs who both complete at Intermediate level. A population decline in these areas over the past 25 years meant that both clubs were finding it difficult to field teams on their own at under age level on a regular basis.
In an effort to ensure that in the future the two clubs would be able to field at adult level they decided in 2001 to form Glenshesk GAC.All children from Armoy and Carey now play for the juvenile club that bears the name of the glen that connects the two parishes. Glenshesk GAC has children playing hurling at six different levels from under 8 to under 18 were previously it was only possible to cater for two age groups. The club is slowly establishing its self in north Antrim competitions with some success having been experienced to date. The club plays in a strip that combines the colours of the two adult clubs with matches and coaching sessions alternating between Armoy gac and Carey gac. When the children leave minor level they return to their respective adult club to continue their hurling careers.

It is hoped that this arrangement will ensure the futures of both Carey GAC and Armoy GAC clubs for many years to come.
 

Carey History

1903

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.

1904

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.

1906

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.

1923

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.

1948

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.

1954

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.

1983

Carey won both North Antrim and Antrim Junior Hurling championships.

1990

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.

1995

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

1999

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

2002

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

Scor

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

Grounds

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.

 

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Useful Links to webpages

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http://antrim.gaa.ie/ Official Website of Antrim County GAA http://www.northantrimgaa.com/ Official Website of North Antrim GAA http://www.southantrimgaa.com/ Official Website of South Antrim GAA http://www.aontroimcamogie.com/ Official Website of Antrim Camogie http://www.clubaontroma.com/ Official Website of Club Aontroma Fundraising Committee
National GAA websites   http://www.gaa.ie/ Official Website of the Gaelic Athletic Association http://ulster.gaa.ie/ Official Website of Ulster GAA
Media Websites
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