The Saffron Gael

Senior Football Champions Cargin put their title on the line tonight at Ahoghill when they take on Rossa in the opening round of this year’s competiton, a weekend that sees a host of games at Senior, Intermediate and Junior. Add to that the opening round of what promises to be an enthralling Minor Hurling Championship. It should a a big weekend for our games. Get out and support your club

The Saffron Gael will endeavour to cover as many games as possible. We won’t get around them all but with the help of the clubs we will get reports on as many as possible. If you feel your club is not getting the coverage it deserves encourage your club PRO to get on board and get us the information. 


DYLN0370Sponsorship opportunity

As we now enter our sixth week of Saffron Gael, and with the Championships in Hurling and Football just weeks away, we are inviting potential sponsors to get on board to keep this project running.

We are looking for support from like-minded Antrim fans that will contribute to facilitate the continuation of the comprehensive reporting currently being carried out. Since its inception in early June the Saffron Gael has already acquired over 2,000 Facebook followers which is growing by the day and the site itself is averaging between 3,550 and 4,000 views on match days. All money donated will facilitate the growth of match coverage.

Saffron Gael Friends Opportunities & Benefits ·

Your Organisation’s logo will appear on the members page of the website ·

Organisation logo will include a hyperlink to website ·

Access to imagery taken at all covered games

Cost: £500 Per annum Please note: This payment can be made via Standing Order monthly. For more details please contact or give me a call on 07885226348

For those who feel they are not in a position to avail of the Saffron Gael Friends offer we are also looking for sponsors for our match reports. As the league draws to its conclusion and many important games to be decided we are gearing the adverts towards the participating clubs for the nominal fee of £30 a game, so for example of Cargin were playing Creggan in the football or Dunloy were facing Loughgiel in the hurling there will be the opportunity for two businesses from each area to take an advert which will run with the match report.

Here are a couple of samples below –

Fry’s Road Spart advert

Carey Faughs advert

We do not want to put the sites content behind a ‘pay wall’ and feel it should be kept available to all GAA fans in the county and beyond. However we would appeal to those regular readers to contribute to the project by simply donating as little as £5 per month through the PayPal donate button. That works out at £1.25 per week which we feel is very good value for money, considering the amount of coverage of our games that are available on the site. If you feel your club is not getting the coverage it deserves I would appeal to you to get in touch with your club PRO and ask them to get on board with this project. We endeavour to cover as many games as possible but it is not possible to get around them all so we welcome any content that is sent to us.