Glenshesk

Glenshesk Founded 2001.


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.